Monday, November 27, 2017

What You Need to Know About the Clean Air Act: A Guide Especially for Attorneys and Their Clients

(Like any major law, the Clean Air Act is often the subject of rule makings and litigation. Criminal attorney Brett A. Podolsky explains what attorneys -- and their clients -- need to know.)

The Clean Air Act controls air pollution across the nation. It’s considered one of the most inclusive air quality laws on earth. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is charged with the administration of the Clean Air Act and coordinates with tribal, state, and local governments. The Clean Air Act’s implementing regulations are summarized at 40 C.F.R. Subchapter C (Parts 50 – 97). 

Monday, November 20, 2017

How Much Would It Cost to Power Puerto Rico With Solar Energy?

(Clean Air Watch is pleased to present this topical guest post by Kyle Pennell)

When Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico in late September, the island was decimated. The official death toll is still less than 100 people, but that number will likely continue to rise due to contaminated water and a lack of medical supplies and services.

In addition to the lives lost, Maria caused an estimated $95 billion in damage. Most of the nation’s critical infrastructure was destroyed. Along with the roads, bridges, and dams, the national electric grid was also wiped out. Though it’s been over a month since the hurricane hit, over 60 percent of Puerto Ricans still lack electricity. That means millions of the country’s 3.4 million citizens are without reliable power.