Friday, December 16, 2011
EPA’s proposed clean-air rules will have a modest impact on plant retirements. Regulations are not the death knell you would have everyone believe, but provide a clear path for responsible coal generation. Action is long overdue.

Ralph Izzo, chairman of PSEG, regarding EPA’s new power plant emissions rules, set to be approved today. 

Well said, sir. It’s nice to have industry on our side for once.

(Source: Los Angeles Times)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011
latimes:

In 1953, smog gets so bad in the shadow of City Hall that pedestrians carry rags to wipe away tears. Scientists began collecting smog particles in the 1950s to analyze what was causing the haze. The primary culprit turns out to be automobiles, not factories.
Photo: City Hall, merely across the street, is dim as Marion E. Lent gropes her way to work. Credit: R.L. Oliver / Los Angeles Times
Our Vintage Times series is presented on Tumblr with photography from the Los Angeles Times archives.

latimes:

In 1953, smog gets so bad in the shadow of City Hall that pedestrians carry rags to wipe away tears. Scientists began collecting smog particles in the 1950s to analyze what was causing the haze. The primary culprit turns out to be automobiles, not factories.

Photo: City Hall, merely across the street, is dim as Marion E. Lent gropes her way to work. Credit: R.L. Oliver / Los Angeles Times

Our Vintage Times series is presented on Tumblr with photography from the Los Angeles Times archives.

Saturday, July 2, 2011
robcayman:

SO TRUE!

robcayman:

SO TRUE!

Friday, July 1, 2011 Tuesday, June 28, 2011 Friday, February 18, 2011 Friday, January 7, 2011
On the first full day of legislative business, House Republicans introduced measures on Wednesday to block the environmental agency’s proposed regulation of greenhouse gases and new rules limiting toxic air emissions from cement factories. And so it begins…

(Source: The New York Times)

Monday, December 13, 2010 Tuesday, November 30, 2010

40 Years of EPA Accomplishments

This week marks EPA’s 40th Anniversary.  I know there’s always more to do, but here are 10 highlights of EPA’s accomplishments over the last 40 years.  Compiled by The Aspen Institute.  The italicized ones are the ones that, in my opinion, need more and more work.

  • Removing Lead from Gasoline—and from the Air 
  • Removing the Acid from Rain 
  • Clearing Secondhand Smoke 
  • Vehicle Efficiency and Emissions Control 
  • Controlling Toxic Substances 
  • Banning Widespread Use of DDT 
  • Rethinking Waste as Materials 
  • A Clean Environment for All/Environmental Justice 
  • Cleaner Water 
  • The “Community Right to Know” Act