air pollution

EPA, CalEPA Release Plan for Joint Enforcement Work to Protect California Communities Overburdened by Pollution

Plan Builds on Groundbreaking Federal-State Partnership Launched through 2021 Environmental Justice-Focused Agreement LOS ANGELES — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) today released a two-year action plan to collaboratively address environmental justice issues across California by enforcing laws that protect public health and … [continued]

Biden-Harris Administration Finalizes Suite of Standards to Reduce Pollution from Fossil Fuel-Fired Power Plants

Four final rules deliver on the Biden-Harris Administration’s day-one commitment to lead on climate action and to protect all communities from pollution WASHINGTON — Today, April 25, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a suite of final rules to reduce pollution from fossil fuel-fired power plants in order to protect … [continued]

Image: Traffic in Paris, courtesy of Cynthia Shahan | CleanTechnica

“Euro 7” Deal to Freeze Air Pollution Limits Shows that the Car Lobby Is Back

New cars would be almost no cleaner than under the Euro 6 standard agreed in 2014. EU lawmakers have agreed to leave limits on toxic NOx and the mass of particles emitted from new cars untouched. Transport & Environment (T&E) called on the European Parliament to reject the deal which … [continued]

Diesel exhaust emissions; via CCJ.

New Biden Rule Requires States To Track CO2 Emissions

Last week, the Biden administration finalized a new rule requiring states to track greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles, despite opposition from “red” states, and road, and bridge builders. The new rule, which generated nearly 40,000 comments on Freightwaves when it was formally proposed, requires each state’s DOT to establish declining … [continued]

The Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) reanalysis shows the average PM2.5 surface concentrations for 2003–2022 and the anomalies (absolute differences) in 2022 compared with the mean values for 2003–2022. Source: European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)/CAMS. Source: World Meteorological Organization

Study Finds 98% Of Europeans At Risk From High Levels Of Fine Particulates

A study commissioned by The Guardian finds fine particulates exceed WHO recommendations in most of Europe.