News Release | Environment Virginia

EPA Proposes Life-Saving Soot Pollution Standards

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in response to a court order, proposed updated air quality standards for particulate matter or “soot” pollution. Soot pollution is the deadliest of the common air pollutants, causing hundreds of thousands of premature deaths every year across the country.

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Clean Cars Would Slash Oil Use and Pollution this Summer

Clean Cars Would Slash Oil Use and Pollution this Summer

As Virginians get ready for summer road trips, an Environment Virginia Research & Policy Center report finds that cleaner, more fuel efficient cars would significantly slash oil consumption and global warming pollution across the state. The report, Summer on the Road: Going Farther on a Gallon of Gas, was released as the Obama administration is on the verge of finalizing fuel efficiency and global warming pollution standards for cars and light trucks that achieve a 54.5 mpg standard by 2025.

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Crowd at DC Hearing Tells EPA: Protect Our Health, Cut Carbon Pollution from Power Plants

Washington, DC―Dozens of Virginians turned out to a public hearing in Washington, DC today to voice their support for cutting dangerous carbon pollution from power plants. Carbon pollution fuels global warming, which leads to more of the air pollution that triggers asthma attacks and other respiratory problems.  Today’s hearing was hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which recently proposed the first-ever carbon pollution standards for new power plants, and is holding a public comment period through June 25 to gauge public opinion on the proposed standards.

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Earth Day Caps Landmark Year of Progress Toward Clean Air

This Earth Day, Environment Virginia applauded a year of new clean air protections from the Obama administration that represented major steps forward for public health and our environment. From new standards to protect children from mercury to proposed cuts in industrial carbon pollution, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has had a landmark year in curbing dangerous air pollution. 

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Local Leaders Thank EPA for Taking Steps to Improve the Health of Charlottesville's Children

Environment Virginia was joined by Charlottesville Councilwoman Dede Smith, Dr. Greg Gelburd, and Whitney Byrd with the Wise Energy for Virginia Coalition to celebrate the fifth “birthday” of Massachusetts vs. EPA , the 2007 U.S. Supreme Court decision that allowed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to set public health standards for carbon dioxide and other pollutants.  The birthday-party themed event included cake and balloons.

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