Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Clean Air Watch to EPA on Smog: We Deserve the Right to Know When the Air is Unsafe to Breathe

Testimony of Frank O’Donnell, President, Clean Air Watch
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency hearing on ozone, Arlington, TX
January 29, 2015

GOOD MORNING.

I AM FRANK O’DONNELL, PRESIDENT OF CLEAN AIR WATCH, A NATIONAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO PROMOTING CLEANER AIR AND BETTER PUBLIC HEALTH CHIEFLY THROUGH EDUCATION.

THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO SPEAK TODAY ON EPA’S PROPOSAL TO UPDATE AIR QUALITY STANDARDS FOR OZONE, COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS SMOG.

AS YOU KNOW, THE AIR QUALITY STANDARDS ARE THE HEART – AND THE LUNGS – OF THE CLEAN AIR ACT. THESE STANDARDS HAVE HELPED BRING CLEANER AIR TO NORTH TEXAS AND THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY. BUT CLEANER IS NOT THE SAME AS CLEAN.

I AM HERE TO TELL YOU THE CURRENT SMOG STANDARDS ARE TOO WEAK TO PROTECT OUR HEALTH. THEY ARE TOO WEAK TO PROTECT CHILDREN, TOO WEAK TO PROTECT SENIORS, TOO WEAK TO PROTECT THE VULNERABLE, INCLUDING MILLIONS WITH ASTHMA.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Six Things That Green Companies Do Differently; The Everyday Practices That Set Them Apart

Clean Air Watch periodically accepts guest submissions of pieces we think might be of general interest.  Today's article is by Jon Wikstrom


Every green company strives to help the environment. They consider it as a sense of responsibility to do their bit in saving the planet. But what sets them apart from normal companies and manufacturers?
We compiled a list of six such practices that green companies follow on a daily basis that distinguishes them from any average company.