Atlanta, GA – Today, President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the first-ever nationwide standard for mercury and air toxics pollution from power plants. A record 907,000 Americans submitted comments on the standard, which is expected to cut toxic mercury pollution from power plants by 90 percent.
Atlanta, GA –Georgia’s power plants still release over 1,154 pounds of mercury, according to brand new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) data outlined in Environment Georgia latest report, Georgia’s Biggest Mercury Polluters. Even a small drop of mercury is enough to make the fish in a 25-acre lake unsafe to eat.
Atlanta, GA – The Obama administration today officially proposed new clean car standards that represent the biggest step the U.S. has ever taken to get off oil and tackle global warming. The standards would require cars and light trucks in model years 2017-2025 to meet a fleet-wide average global warming pollution standard equivalent to 54.5 miles per gallon.
(ATLANTA) Sept. 27, 2011 – Today Mothers & Others for Clean Air, Environment Georgia and experts from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health and the Southeast Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit gathered at one of Atlanta’s most congested corridors to discuss Atlanta’s growing ozone problem. They announced the release of “Danger in the Air,” an Environment Georgia report detailing the 2011 smog season in the U.S. and areas with the highest concentrations, including Atlanta. The group revealed the latest scientific evidence from Emory researchers about the public health impacts of ozone concentrations, the transportation sector’s contribution, and the need to continue to reduce air pollution.
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