Reducing Air Pollution From Cars and Trucks: The Success of the Cleaner Car Standards

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By Will Barrett, American Lung Association The American Lung Association’s Year of Air Pollution and Health seeks to raise awareness of the health impacts of air pollution, and to generate support for the solutions needed to provide healthy air for every American. This month’s theme is “Where...
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NRDC and Partners Sue to Force Overdue Protections Against Chemical Spills

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By Natural Resources Defense Council In 1990, Congress passed Clean Water Act amendments that required the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to better prepare for worst-case-scenario spills of hazardous materials, such as those caused by extreme storms or flooding. Now, after more than two...
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On Cosmetics Safety, U.S. Trails More Than 40 Nations

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By Alyssa Katzenelson and Scott Faber, Environmental Working Group U.S. regulation of chemicals and contaminants in cosmetics is falling behind the rest of the world, according to an EWG analysis. More than 40 nations – ranging from major industrialized economies like the United Kingdom and...
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