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Attorneys General Urge Upton to Let Toxic Emissions Rules Stand

New York's Schneiderman warns that proposed resolution would weaken protections from mercury emitted by cement plants.

N.J. Governor Joining Legal Action against Pennsylvania Power Plant

New Jersey has taken legal action against another out-of-state coal-fired power plant that is spewing pollutants into the air and impacting the state.

15 Facilities Turn in Coal Ash Impoundment Action Plans

EPA is making the plans, which describe how companies are making their impoundments safer, available through its website.

Cemex to Pay $1.4M for Clean Air Act Violations

The company also will install control technologies that will reduce nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide emissions emanating from its Fairborn, Ohio plant.

EPA Submits Draft Hydraulic Fracturing Study Plan to Independent Scientists for Review

EPA submitted its draft study plan on hydraulic fracturing for review to the agency’s Science Advisory Board, a group of independent scientists.

There's an App for Tracking Air Pollution

University at Buffalo researchers are creating a new and unusual app for the smart phone: tracking air pollution.

Petrol Stations Pollute Their Immediate Surroundings

Researchers from the University of Murcia have studied the effects of contamination at petrol stations that is potentially harmful to health, which can be noted in buildings less than 100 meters from the service stations.

Pollution Controls Used During China Olympics Could Save Lives If Continued

The air pollution control measures that were put in place in Beijing during the 2008 Olympic Games – if continued – would cut almost in half the lifetime risk of lung cancer for the area's residents from certain inhaled pollutants.



Continuous emissions monitoring

McIlvaine Forecasts Up to $3B Market for Air Pollution Monitoring, Control

Taking into account revenues for ambient monitoring systems, intermittent stack sampling, and process control using pollutant analyzers, the world market could be more than $3 billion, according to McIlvaine's latest report.

Morning-after Spike in Ozone Air Pollution from Super Bowl XLV?

Those spectacular aerial images of a brightly-lit Cowboys Stadium during Sunday's Super Bowl XLV symbolize one of the hottest new pieces of scientific intelligence about air pollution.

Survey of EUEC Attendees Finds More than Half Are Not Measuring Carbon

Enviance commissioned a survey of 143 energy and utility professionals at EUEC 2011 to determine the industry's progress toward compliance with new regulations.

Should Vapor Intrusion be Part of NPL Decisionmaking?

EPA is asking for comments on seven topics related to potential revisions of its Hazard Ranking System.

Agency Seeks Input for Common-sense Design of GHG Rules

EPA has slated five listening sessions related to updating the Clean Air Act's pollution standards for power plants and refineries.

LSU Professor Evaluates Photocatalytic Pavements

Pureti was applied to asphalt and concrete paving near the LSU campus; Professor Hassan is monitoring air quality and groundwater runoff from the site.

More than 24 million Americans have asthma.

NRDC: Lawmakers' Actions against Clean Air Will Put Children at Risk

The Natural Resources Defense Council and Health Care Without Harm say that efforts to block EPA's carbon dioxide pollution actions will result in adverse health consequences.

Pine tree study results may have application for air quality models

Pine Tree Study May Help Make Air Quality Models Closer to Reality

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Alla Zelenyuk said the results could have profound implications for policy governing particulate matter.

CarSharing Industry Forms Association to Drive Best Practices

Founding members are signatories to the Carsharing Industry Code of Ethics and Standards of Practices, which articulates the purpose, definition, and goals of carsharing.

Virgin Islands' Refinery to Install $700M Worth of Pollution Controls

Hovensa LLC also will pay more than $5.3 million to settle Clean Air Act violations; EPA estimates smog and asthma-causing emissions will be reduced by 8,500 tons per year.

U.S. President Barack Obama

Obama Earns Average Grade on Environment, Group Says

Two year's into his term, Obama gets good grades for greenhouse gas endangerment finding but poor ones for endangered species from the Center for Biological Diversity.

EPA Awards $25M to Support HEI Research on Air Quality

The Health Effects Institute will develops tools to examine the combined effects of air pollution exposures on public health and the relationship between air quality and climate change.

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