Tag: air pollution
The EPA recently announced it would not be strengthening the standard for particle pollution or soot, despite the agency’s own analysis showing that strengthening the standard by 25 percent could save 12,500 lives per year.
Coal companies and Big Oil like ExxonMobil and all those fracking companies are thus killing off a million Americans every five years.
"The nationwide Janta Curfew on March 22, 2020 and lock down since March 24, 2020, have resulted in significant improvement in air quality in the country, as revealed by data analysis and comparison of data for time before enforcement of restrictions."
"When we get to the other side, we need to have a real and honest conversation about the failure to tackle harmful air pollution."
“By 2050, 68% of the world population is expected to live in urban areas, where they are continuously exposed to air pollution.”
The White House has now quietly and ominously asked polluters to help identify new opportunities for deregulation.
“Moving our energy generation sector from fossil fuels to renewables is an essential step towards preventing catastrophic climate change and protecting our health.”
"Our study supports recent evidence that there is no safe level of air pollution—finding an increased risk of cardiac arrest despite air quality generally meeting the standards."
"Pollution is an enormous and poorly addressed health problem."
“We had expected that things would be getting worse—and that they would perhaps be getting worse in lots of places.”