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    Bristol Diesel Ban Approved in Effort to Clean Air

    Bristol Diesel Ban Approved in Effort to Clean Air

    Bristol moved one step closer Tuesday to becoming the first city in the UK to ban diesel cars from its city center in an effort to tackle deadly air pollution, BBC News reported. The ban, which would prohibit private diesel vehicles from entering the city center between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., was approved by […]

    U.S. Air Pollution Is Getting Worse Under Trump, New Study Finds

    U.S. Air Pollution Is Getting Worse Under Trump, New Study Finds

    Tweeting that the U.S. has the cleanest air in the world does not make it so. Not only do we rank 10th, but a new study says that after steady improvement during the Obama-era, air pollution has gotten worse while Donald Trump has been president. The report issued by the National Bureau of Economic Research […]

    Disbanded Air Pollution Panel Finds EPA Standards Don’t Protect Public Health

    Disbanded Air Pollution Panel Finds EPA Standards Don’t Protect Public Health

    By Gretchen Goldman The Independent Particulate Matter Review Panel has released their consensus recommendations to the EPA administrator on the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter. The group of 20 independent experts, that were disbanded by Administrator Wheeler last October and reconvened last week, hosted by the Union of Concerned Scientists, has now […]

    Trump Admin Goes After States for Protecting the Environment

    Trump Admin Goes After States for Protecting the Environment

    By Don Anair The Trump administration has been on a collision course with California, and it appears that collision is imminent. An administrative action to undermine the authority granted to the state by the Clean Air Act to protect its citizens from vehicle pollution appears to be imminent. This illegal attack is not just harmful […]

    Trump EPA Withdraws Clean Air Policy Opposed By Fossil Fuel Companies

    Trump EPA Withdraws Clean Air Policy Opposed By Fossil Fuel Companies

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing the “once-in always-in” policy for the classification of major sources of hazardous air pollutants under the Clean Air Act. As Reuters pointed out, the move on Thursday is “part of President Donald Trump‘s effort to roll back federal regulations and was sought by utilities, the petroleum industry […]

    Why We’ll March Again

    Why We’ll March Again

    This Sunday marks the first anniversary of the Women’s March that happened on the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration—the largest protest march in our nation’s history. The Sierra Club was there that day, and we’ll be there this year, too—at a significant moment for women’s rights and justice. Some people still ask whether “rights and […]

    Diesel Exhaust Responsible for Thousands of Lung Cancer Deaths

    Diesel Exhaust Responsible for Thousands of Lung Cancer Deaths

    An estimated 6 percent of lung cancer deaths in the U.S. and the United Kingdom—11,000 deaths per year—may be due to diesel exhaust, according to a new study. While emission standards for diesel engines have become more stringent in recent years, their exhaust still plays a significant role in lung cancer deaths among truckers, miners and […]