A cap is a limit on pollution defined by a government: so a government legally defines how much of a pollutant companies can produce. If they produce more, they have to pay fines. The polluting companies are assigned credits by the government as well. If they are polluting too much and won’t stop, they can buy credits from […]
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The Clean Air Act is a federal law written to cover the regulation of air pollution in the United States — both fixed sources such as coal power plants and moving sources like automobiles. There was a Clean Air Act proposed and passed in 1963 and it referred to the control of air pollution, but another […]
GOP House reps attempt to force a floor vote on a bill to block EPA regulation of Greenhouse gasses under the Clean Air Act
An internal White House memo questions the scientific rigor employed by the EPA in preparing its endangerment findings report that identies GHG as a hazard to human health and welfare. The memo also suggests that economic conditions could worsen under the proposed climate change legislation.
What sort of efforts does the US Army undertake to protect and manage it impacts on the environment? Perhaps surprisingly to some, the legislative muscle behind Army programs to protect the environment is actually quite robust.
Jacksonsays the California waiver on emission standards should be re-reviewed. She is currently New Jersey’s Chief of Staff. New Jersey is one of the 16 states that filed suit along with California.
EPA released an assessment with the news that 37 states aren’t doing their part to make sure that pollution doesn’t wind its way back to our nation’s preserved areas.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that, as a result of its enforcement actions, U.S. companies will spend a record-breaking $11.8 billion on pollution control and projects to clean up the environment this year.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) ruled today that the EPA had no valid reason for refusing to limit from new coal-fired power plants the carbon dioxide emissions that cause global warming.
If elected, Obama would be the first president to group emissions blamed for global warming into a category of pollutants that includes lead and carbon monoxide. Senator John McCain of Arizona, has not said how he would treat CO2 under the act.