Clean Air

Saving Lives and Reducing Health Care Costs: How Clean Air Act Rules Benefit the Nation

Executive Summary: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), under the authority of the Clean Air Act, has issued many rules over the past 40 years to protect human health and the environment by limiting air pollution. EPA estimates that four recently proposed or finalized Clean Air Act rules (listed below) will deliver roughly $500 billion …continue reading.

Alliance for Industrial Efficiency: Comment Letter on EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards for Utilities

The Alliance for Industrial Efficiency submitted a comment on the proposed “National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants From Coal- and Oil Fired Electric Utility Steam Generating Units (EGUs) and Standards of Performance for Fossil Fuel-Fired Electric Utility, Industrial-Commercial-Institutional, and Small Industrial-Commercial Institutional Steam Generating Units” rule and the proposed amendments to the “New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) …continue reading.

The Economic Affliction of Asthma and the Risks of Blocking Air Pollution Safeguards

This report reviews new information on the prevalence and costs of asthma in the United States. This report relies on national and state level of asthma prevalence and cost data from peer-reviewed science journals, the American Lung Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An estimated 7 million children and 17 million adults in …continue reading.

Alliance for Industrial Efficiency: Comment Letter on EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rules

The Alliance for Industrial Efficiency submitted a comment letter on the EPA’s PSD and Title V Permitting Guidance for Greenhouse Gasses on December 1st, 2010. This comment is recorded in Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2012-0841. This comment applauds EPA’s recognition of the benefits of WHR and CHP and urges the EPA to go further to ensure …continue reading.