Air Pollution

Cleveland Hazecam: this is an image generated every 15 mins. of Cleveland’s skyline, showing how much air pollution is affecting visibility at that time. Click on the link above or image below to see Cleveland’s current haze levels!

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Map of the proposed waste gasification plant and the surrounding community:

Defend the Clean Air Act

The Clean Air Act, which has protected Americans’ health for the past 40 years, is now under attack by Congress. On Sept. 23, 2011, the House of Representatives passed the disastrous TRAIN Act, which weakens the EPA’s ability to regulate air pollution and protect public health. The TRAIN Act is considered the “most radical dirty-air legislation in the history of this country” and if it becomes a law, the act would set up an external committee to regulate EPA air pollution limits and require the consideration of economic costs to polluters over public health benefits.

The EPA has created a data map that shows the benefits of the Clean Air Act in each state. Visit www.epa.gov/cleanairactbenefits/whereyoulive/ to see the benefits for Ohio.

On October 14, 2011, Environmental Health Watch hosted a press conference with the American Lung Association (ALA) announcing the ALA’s Healthy Air Campaign. Charles D. Connor, National President of the American Lung Association, Dr. John Carl (Cleveland Clinic Center for Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine), and Stuart Greenberg (EHW) were speakers.

Top Air Pollution States

Source: NRDC July 2011 report “Toxic Power: How Power Plants Contaminate Our Air and States 

Diesel Idling Reporting Form

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