Posts Tagged with "air pollution"

A Legal Setback for Clean Air and a New Chance to Fight Soot Pollution

Thursday, August 30, 2012

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A Legal Setback for Clean Air and a New Chance to Fight Soot Pollution

Bad news for American hearts and lungs: Last week, a federal circuit court struck down a proposed EPA clean air standard that would have reduced dangerous emissions from coal-fired power plants and other sources. In a 2-1 decision, the court ruled that the EPA’s proposed Cross State Air Pollution Rule, or “Transport Rule” (PDF), exceeded [...]

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Greenwash This: Dumping 500 lbs of Coal at Bank of America

Friday, June 22, 2012

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Greenwash This: Dumping 500 lbs of Coal at Bank of America

This week, top Bank of America brass are in Rio for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, shilling for the bank’s green image. Bank representatives are using the Rio +20 conference as a platform to highlight the bank’s recently announced environmental initiative, a half-hearted commitment intended to demonstrate “Bank of America’s legacy of leadership in [...]

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Bank of Coal: Bank of America Stadium Gets Renamed

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

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Bank of Coal: Bank of America Stadium Gets Renamed

As the largest financier of the U.S. coal industry, Bank of America should be called the “Bank of Coal.” So we decided to rename it. Today, five RAN activists scaled Bank of America Stadium and dropped a 70′ x 25′ banner reading “Bank of America Coal.” What better place to send our message than BofA [...]

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EPA Announces Powerful Air Pollution Safeguards: You Spoke and Lisa Jackson Listened

Thursday, December 22, 2011

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EPA Announces Powerful Air Pollution Safeguards: You Spoke and Lisa Jackson Listened

As the holidays draw near I’m raising a glass to all of you RAN activists, because—along with hundreds of thousands of clean air advocate allies—you stood up and asked the Environmental Protection Agency to protect our environment and our bodies from toxic pollutants. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson announced the first-ever Mercury and Air Toxics Standards [...]

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Obama Buries Bad News, Insults Us All

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

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Obama Buries Bad News, Insults Us All

If you blinked, you probably missed it. Last Friday, when most were getting ready to enjoy the Labor Day holiday, President Obama slipped out an announcement that he was asking the Environmental Protection Agency to abandon a move to strengthen air pollution rules, a tightening of the Ozone Standard. I had hoped for better than [...]

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Air Pollution Endangers Lives of Six in 10 Americans

Thursday, April 30, 2009

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One of the biggest culprits behind air pollution is – you guessed it – dirty coal plants (that would be all of them.) Global warming, acid rain, massive amounts of toxic waste, and straight-up, old-fashioned air pollution that is killing people – all brought to you by this dinosaur that continues to promote itself as [...]

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