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Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Why Volkswagen's Cheater Emission Crimes Are Worse than We Knew

There is fresh evidence that Volkswagen's dangerous emissions are worse than we knew -- especially for children and others with asthma.

The evidence comes in a new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report summing up the latest science about nitrogen dioxide pollution -- the very sort of noxious emissions that have spewed (and continue to spew) from VW's cheater tailpipes. Link to new EPA report .

The bottom line: exposure to nitrogen dioxide pollution is much worse than we realized even a half-dozen years ago.

And, to be fair, Volkswagen is not the only culprit.  This report also underscores the need for tougher national emission standards for big-rig trucks -- something that the state of California and Northeastern states have been advocating.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Guest Post: Check It Out! Top 10 Benefits of Going Solar

[Clean Air Watch periodically accepts guest posts that we believe are of general interest -- or that we just plain like!  Today's guest post on solar energy is by Alex Yackery. Clean Air Watch has no financial connection to any company mentioned below and does not specifically endorse any product.]

Nowadays going green is in a trend that has really caught on to save the environment, not to mention you can save money by choosing a greener lifestyle.

Solar power is a popular way for homeowners to lower their carbon footprint. Federal and local incentives have made going solar easy and affordable. In fact, qualified homes can switch to solar with $0 down and save right away.

Going solar has never been easier!

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Wood Smoke Lobby Wins Sooty Victory in Congress... What's Next?

In case you missed it, while big environmental groups were focused on the Paris climate summit, the wood smoke lobby won a sooty victory last week in the House of Representatives.  This is a breath-taking defeat for the public.  But the fight isn't over yet.

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The Clean Air Act is the law that defines EPA's responsibilities for protecting and improving the nation's air quality and the stratospheric ozone layer. The last major change in the law, the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, was enacted by Congress in 1990. Legislation passed since then has made several minor changes.