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New Ozone Standards to Be Announced

The EPA is expected, shortly, to announce new ozone standards for air quality.  Currently, the standard is 75 parts per billion, a number which the Roanoke Valley has remained under for a number of years.  Scientists recommend the standard be … Continue reading

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Harvard Talks Health Benefits of Carbon Reduction

Yesterday we posted comments from the Virginia Asthma Coalition supporting the EPA’s new clean power plant rules, arriving at that support from an air quality/health perspective. To further support that line of thinking, here is the work of some Harvard … Continue reading

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Comments by the Virginia Asthma Coalition to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Virginia Asthma Coalition supports health-based limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants. Reducing carbon emissions will reduce the impact of climate change on people with asthma. Also, the actions each state will take to reduce carbon emissions will … Continue reading

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Comments from Stuart Tousman on New EPA Carbon Regulations

Recently, coalition member Stuart Tousman – longtime member of the GRVAAQC and president of the Virginia Asthma Coalition – offered the following remarks at a press conference in support of the EPA’s new regulations concerning carbon emissions: My name is … Continue reading

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DEQ To Hold Listening Sessions on Proposed EPA Carbon Rule

From my inbox to your blog feed: From: Laura Kate Anderson Bender, Laura.Bender@lung.org I thought you all might be interested in some upcoming opportunities to weigh in on cutting carbon pollution (that don’t require you to travel to DC!) The Virginia … Continue reading

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New Draft Ozone Standards Due December 2014

The EPA was supposed to revisit their standards for ground-level ozone, currently 76 parts per billion (ppb) over a three year average, some years ago but for one reason or another have continued to put the decision off.  It has … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Administrator McCarthy Highlights Clean Air Efforts During Asthma Awareness Month

Agency Honors Community-Focused Asthma Programs WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recognizing the start of Asthma Awareness Month and highlighting the agency’s efforts to improve air quality, protect public health, and take action to address climate change. … Continue reading

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EPA Sets Cleaner Fuel and Car Standards, Slashing Air Pollution and Providing Health Benefits to Thousands

WASHINGTON – Based on extensive input from the public and a broad range of stakeholders, including public health groups, auto manufacturers, refiners, and states, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today finalized emission standards for cars and gasoline that will … Continue reading

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EPA Changes Soot Standards for the Better

Check out this information from the American Lung Association on new soot standards from the EPA: Particulate matter, also known as particle pollution or soot, is a mixture of liquid droplets and solid particles made of toxic chemicals, metals and … Continue reading

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We’re in the News

Several of our members recently had editorial pieces in The Roanoke Times. First, check out Dr. Stuart Tousman’s perspective on soot standards: There is overwhelming scientific data demonstrating the negative health impacts of soot pollution in people with cardiac and … Continue reading

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