"EPA can no longer look the other way while states unlawfully exempt industrial polluters from vitally important air pollution control requirements.”
This peer-reviewed study of air pollution impacts on older Americans suggests that current air qualitystandards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) do not protect public health, and that strengthening the standards could save over 140,000 American lives over a decade.
“Is this what the Environmental Protection Agency has come to?”
“There is evidence that Black people have three times the hazard from long-term exposure to fine particles [soot] than the general population."
“Today’s decision is a massive win for farmers and the environment. It is good to be reminded that corporations like Monsanto and the Trump Administration cannot escape the rule of law.”
"Like so much of what Trump is pursuing now, this is a targeted strike against environmental justice and racial justice."
“We won’t stand idly by as they rip away our authority under the law to preserve water quality.”
“Trump’s EPA is choosing NOT to regulate #perchlorate, a dangerous chemical linked to fetal & infant brain damage and found in the tap water of millions of Americans. This decision ignores science and the law.”
Polluters are allowed, at their sole discretion, to stop monitoring and reporting air emissions and water pollution levels during the outbreak.
Opponents of climate action are publishing flawed studies in scientific journals to support false claims that align with the fossil fuel industry’s deregulatory agenda.