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The Latest On: Air

August 10, 2013 | Video

This Is How Asthma Feels

Millions of Americans suffer from asthma. However, most people don't know how brutal it is to live with the disease. Breathing is a fundamental right, yet every day air pollution affects our right to breathe clean air.

July 23, 2021 | Fact Sheet

Building Back Better: Accelerating Electric School Bus Adoption

With their Build Back Better agenda, President Biden and Vice President Harris laid out a transformative blueprint to tackle climate change, address environmental justice, and reduce air pollution – all while investing in infrastructure and creating jobs. A key part of this agenda includes electrifying medium and heavy-duty transportation. We looked more closely into the impact of spending $2.5 billion on upgraded school buses. Our analysis shows that the shift to electric school buses has enormous benefits, significantly reducing a wide range of pollutants where it matters most.

July 16, 2021 | Letter

New York: Comments to DEC on Draft SIP Revision for the 2008 Ozone NAAQS

The Draft SIP represents an important opportunity for DEC to take meaningful steps toward attainment of the 2008 ozone NAAQS. We commend DEC for recently adopting regulations to reduce NOx emissions from important point sources like peaker plants and solid waste incinerators, but significant work remains to reduce NOx emissions from the transportation sector.

June 29, 2021 | Letter

Portland Cully Community Letter to Owens-Brockway

A group of Cully community members and Portland-based organizations sent a letter to the operator of the Owens-Brockway glass plant expressing disappointment in its choice to challenge a recent regulatory action for cleaner air.

June 22, 2021 | In the News: The Hill

EPA to review part of cancer-linked chemical regulation after industry request

Emma Cheuse, Attorney, Washington, D.C., Office, Earthjustice: “The science shows that communities are facing unacceptable threats of cancer and other diseases from these chemical plants’ pollution. The critical question for EPA to answer in the process is what will it do to finally and truly help communities still facing this injustice?”