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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Guest Post: Climate Change: How You Can Make a Difference

[Needless to say, action by the U.S. government on climate change appears doubtful -- for now.  Guest blogger Neil Stawski has some thoughts on what you can do right now.]

Climate change has been on a lot of people’s minds in recent years, and unfortunately it’s not something that will go away anytime soon. With global warming on the rise, it’s becoming clearer that something needs to be done to implement a drastic change. The question is, how do we go about it?  

Photo via Pixabay by Cocoparisienne

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Guest Post: 10 ways technology advances have helped reduce emissions in modern cars

[Clean Air Watch is pleased to present this guest post by Amanda Grison]

Automotive manufacturers have to produce vehicles that are not only fuel-efficient, but which will reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emission. The following are the 10 ways which shows how technology advances have helped reduce emissions in modern cars.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Clean Air Advocates Urge EPA to Reduce Smog in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, and Across the Eastern U.S.


Sharyn Stein, EDF, 202-572-3396,
Leah Kelly, Environmental Integrity Project, 202-263-4448,
John Sheehan, Adirondack Council, 518-441-1340,
Anneka Wisker, Moms Clean Air Force, 202-572-3308,
Stuart Ross, CATF, 914-649-5037,
Trey Pollard, Sierra Club,, 202-904-9187
Jessica Hodge, Earthjustice, 202-667-4500 ext. 5201,
Brook Havlik, WE ACT, 212-961-1000, ext. 320,
Frank O'Donnell, Clean Air Watch, 202-558-3527,
Tamara Toles O'Laughlin, Maryland Environmental Health Network, 443-863-5275,
Peter Iwanowicz, Environmental Advocates of New York, 518-462-5526 x 228,

Clean Air Advocates Urge EPA to Reduce Smog in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, and Across the Eastern U.S.

(Washington, D.C. – April 26, 2017) A coalition of public health, conservation, and environmental groups representing millions of Americans is going to bat for the states of Connecticut, Delaware, and Maryland in a fight with the Trump Administration over smog.

The three states have asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for help reducing air pollution that is blowing across their borders from neighboring states – from power plants that have pollution controls, but are not running them. The pollution is adding to these downwind states’ smog problems and is putting the health of their citizens at risk.

After several months, EPA has not responded to the states’ requests. The Adirondack Council, Clean Air Task Force, Clean Air Watch, Earthjustice, Environmental Advocates of New York, Environmental Defense Fund, Environmental Integrity Project, Maryland Environmental Health Network, Moms Clean Air Force, Sierra Club, and WE ACT for Environmental Justice have now sent a joint letter to EPA urging the agency to do its job.

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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.