Tag: 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.”
The panel supported the preliminary conclusions of a Draft EPA Policy Assessment that the current standards aren't requisite to protect public health.
"The great tragedy of the climate crisis is that seven and a half billion people must pay the price – in the form of a degraded planet – so that a couple of dozen polluting interests can continue to make record profits."
"It's really important to prioritize reduction of air pollution levels to improve respiratory health."
The methane revision is not the first time the Trump administration has rolled back environmental regulations.
"Largely, these impacts are preventable...We can and should do something about it."