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Reasons to Breathe Easier About Bad Air PDF Print E-mail

from The HVAC&R Industry

WASHINGTON—The air above the U.S. is becoming cleaner, and voters want action to make it even more so. U.S. voters strongly want action by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to limit carbon pollution from power plants. According to a new survey conducted for the Sierra Club, around 70% of respondents support strong carbon pollution limits on power plants. The survey of 1,000 voters also found strong support among voters for moving away from coal and other dirty fuels and a preference for investing in clean energy. Total releases of toxic chemicals decreased 12% from 2011-2012, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) annual Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) report released this week. The decrease includes an 8% decline in total toxic air releases, primarily due to reductions in hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emissions. "People deserve to know what toxic chemicals are being used and released in their backyards, and what companies are doing to prevent pollution," said EPA administrator Gina McCarthy.   Read more

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 February 2014 16:00