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Taking A Data-Driven Tour of Air Pollution Law

Legal Planet

For instance, the much maligned RECLAIM program in Southern California cut emissions by 20% compared to firms outside the program, with all groups experiencing air pollution reductions. Blacks received greater pollution reductions than whites, but Hispanics received fewer. A note about the paper’s timing. Download as PDF.

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Solar energy output of India is reduced significantly by air pollution

Physics World

Air pollution in India is reducing the energy output of some solar panels as much as 52%. That is the conclusion of researchers who have modelled the effects of particulate pollution on solar irradiance in 2001–2018. Having abundant insolation, the country was ranked fifth in the world for solar energy capacity in 2020.


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Air Pollution & Climate Change: Global Phenomena, Individual Consequences


No prolonged or excessive exposure to air pollution is safe for children: In 2020, in a landmark ruling the death of 9-year-old Ella Kissi-Debrah led to the first person having 'air pollution' listed as the cause of death in the UK. The longer we live, the greater our exposure to air pollution.

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Cleaner ship emissions may warm the planet far faster than expected

New Scientist

A 2020 rule that slashed air pollution from ships may have boosted global temperatures sooner than thought, helping to explain why 2023 was so hot

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DEP: Penalties Collected From Air Pollution Violations At Webco's Oil City Facility Funds Local Park Projects In Venango County

PA Environment Daily

On November 13, the Department of Environmental Protection announced it approved funding for two Oil City recreation projects from penalties collected for Air Pollution Act violations at the Webco Oil City Plant in Venango County.

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Monongahela Valley Residents Urge Action After A Week Of Health Threatening Air Pollution In Allegheny County

PA Environment Daily

On an Air Quality Action Day, young children, the elderly, and those with respiratory problems, such as asthma, emphysema, and bronchitis, are especially vulnerable to the effects of air pollution and should limit outdoor activities. Visit Valley Clean Air Now for more information.

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EPA to Regulate Hazardous Air Pollutants From Power Plants Under Michigan Factors


EPA’s latest rulemaking regulating Hazardous Air Pollutant (“HAP”) emissions from coal- and oil-fired electric utility steam generating units (“EGUs”) is unlikely to be an exception. Read More » Tags: Air , Clean Air Act , EPA , HAPs , Hazardous Air Pollutants , Rulemaking