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September 3, 2014 | Blog Post

Right to Know Reader: Cancer-Causing Power Plants Might Be Closer Than You Think

Congress long ago recognized that we must deal with the cumulative risk from smaller polluters. In 1990, Congress passed amendments to the Clean Air Act directing EPA to reduce the cancer risk from these sources by at least 75 percent. Since the announcement of this goal, the EPA hasn't done so well, and a recently released regulation demonstrates why.

August 29, 2014 | Blog Post

Valley Air District Will Miss Soot Deadline

Well, it happened. As we predicted back in June, the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District officially has no hope of attaining the 1997 soot standard by the Dec. 31, 2014 deadline.

August 27, 2014 | Blog Post

Business Confidentiality Shouldn’t Trump Chemical Safety

We’re exposed to toxic chemicals day in and day out. Hampered by attacks on almost any effort to get information to the public and to oversee chemicals out in the marketplace, the federal government fails to protect us.

August 21, 2014 | Blog Post

Bees Need Help in California -- Today

The state of our honey bees is in danger. There’s a ghastly bill up for vote before the California Legislature – a bill that would postpone any action by the state’s Department of Pesticide Regulation to ban bee-killing pesticides until 2020.

August 19, 2014 | Blog Post

Uniontown Prepares to Demand Justice

Residents of Uniontown, Alabama prepare for EPA visit to investigate the complaint filed by many of its citizens under the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 against the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.

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