18 Feb '12, 3pm

Politics & Activism News (Democrats Stand Up to GOP Poison Pills, EPA Sued, Oil Shale Fail Video,…)

Politics & Activism News (Democrats Stand Up to GOP Poison Pills, EPA Sued, Oil Shale Fail Video,…)

“The Clean Air Act requires EPA to review the science and update the National Ambient Air Quality standards every five years to ensure the public is protected by the best available science. The agency failed to meet the deadline in October 2011. EPA’s failure to update these standards nationwide means that outdated limits remain in place even though they fail to protect public health. Those particularly hard hit by particulate pollution include children, seniors, people with lung disease, heart disease and diabetes, and low income communities. Without updated standards, millions of Americans will face continued risk from unhealthy levels of particle pollution. Stronger standards would drive cleanup measures nationwide that could prevent thousands of premature deaths annually, according to an analysis published in 2011.”

Full article: http://planetsave.com/2012/02/18/politics-activism-news-d...

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