Posts tagged with: EPA

New study shows African Americans face greater pollution-related health risks

A recent EPA study showed that minorities face a greater risk from air pollution than white people, and black people in particular are the most disproportionately affected. The study, which was published by the American Journal of Public Health, focused on air pollution caused by particulate matter (PM) of 2.5 micrometers in diameter or less.

Trump administration receives second warning on delayed clean air rules

A second judge has told the Trump administration and Interior Department it cannot continue to put off clean air rules for oil and gas production on federal lands, according to an Associated Press article published last week. The department has been ordered reinstate the Obama-era regulation meant to restrict dangerous methane emissions known to cause

Loophole in Trump EPA rule allows trucks to bypass emissions standards and regulations

A truck dealership in central Tennessee is currently showcasing the fact that “glider” trucks are easily able to bypass emissions rules because of a loophole the Trump administration and EPA administrator Scott Pruitt are pushing to keep in place after the Obama administration enacted a rule to eliminate it. Glider trucks contribute heavily to air