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Everyone Likes to Breathe

December 3, 2014 by Steven Cohen

This past week, at President Obama's direction, the Environmental Protection Agency continued to use its extensive powers granted under the Clean Air Act (thank you, 1970 United States Congress) and announced a new, tighter regulation on ozone pollution.[read more]

Ozone Pollution from Oil and Gas Linked to More Health Clinic Visits

May 5, 2013 by Amy Mall

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As a Wyoming study shows, real people are currently paying the price of lax regulations. It’s time to improve the regulation and monitoring of ozone forming pollutants and close the oil and gas loopholes in our environmental laws.[read more]

We Saved the Ozone Layer. We Can Save the Climate.

September 17, 2012 by David Doniger

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Climate change is not the first planetary pollution crisis we have faced.  That distinction belongs to the depletion of the earth’s protective ozone layer.This Sunday marks the 25th anniversary of the signing of the world’s most successful environmental treaty, the Montreal Protocol.  That’s the treaty that saved the ozone...[read more]

The Montreal Protocol - Proof That Countries Actually Can Cooperate

November 25, 2011 by David Doniger

I just posted a report on the latest meeting of the parties to the Montreal Protocol, in Bali Indonesia.  Let me add a personal reflection, as this is the Thanksgiving holiday weekend back home in America.  Bali is a beautiful place, but on the whole I’d rather be sharing turkey leftovers with my family right now. ...[read more]

Another climate catch-22

January 25, 2010 by Lou Grinzo

Now here’s an item to make you grind your molars: New Anti-Smog Restrictions Could Warm Planet: The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to tighten the ozone standard for smog will have an unfortunate side effect: Because of a quirk of atmospheric chemistry, those measures will hasten global warming. There’s no question that smog...[read more]

Smart Regulation Makes Markets Work

March 14, 2008 by MarkLazen

I see in today's Washington Post that the Bush administration has inappropriately--and probably unlawfully--interfered with the EPA's mandate to enforce air quality standards. "The dispute involved one of two distinct parts of the EPA's ozone restrictions: the "public welfare" standard, which is designed to protect against long-term harm...[read more]