air-pollution

Millions of Pa. residents experienced a month’s worth of high air pollution in 2020

BY: - October 6, 2021

Lancaster led the commonwealth in days with elevated ozone, particulate and total pollution levels with 107, a new report has found.

As Allegheny County finally meets clean air standards, environmentalists are concerned the victory could be short lived

BY: - February 13, 2021

This rule, which has been in effect for decades under the federal Clean Air Act, measures and regulates limits for six pollutants often attributed with acid rain, smog, air pollution, and human health hazards.

‘Bubblegum and band-aids’: Pa. environmental programs in question

BY: - June 30, 2020

Now with COVID-19, DEP field inspectors have been limited in what they can do — though a department spokesman said air quality testing and inspections on Public Water Systems have continued.

Md., other states push EPA to force stricter pollution standards for Pa. power plants

BY: - June 17, 2020

The regional Ozone Transport Commission voted 9-2 on June 3 to send Maryland’s petition to the EPA. Pennsylvania and Virginia voted no, while New York and Maine abstained.

COMMENTARY

Air pollution kills thousands of Americans every year. Here’s a low-cost strategy to reduce the toll | Opinion

BY: - February 24, 2020

By Jason West and Yang Ou About 1 of every 25 deaths in the U.S. occurs prematurely because of exposure to air pollution. Dirty air kills roughly 110,000 Americans yearly, which is more than all transportation accidents and shootings combined. When the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency weighs decisions about air pollution regulations, it typically selects […]

COMMENTARY

Mapping the U.S. counties where traffic air pollution hurts children the most | Analysis

BY: - April 22, 2019

Asthma is likely the most common chronic disease in childhood, according to the World Health Organization.