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DEP Invites Comments On Proposed Regional OTC Nitrogen Oxide Standards For Waste Combustors

PA Environment Daily

The Department of Environmental Protection published notice in the May 14 PA Bulletin inviting comments on nitrogen oxide emission reduction measures from municipal waste combustors proposed by the Northeast Ozone Transport Commission. Click Here for meeting materials that describe the proposed control measures.

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What Exactly is Ozone? The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Breezometer

Our ozone layer serves as a lifesaving UV barrier for planet earth, functioning to absorb most of the sun’s ultraviolet radiation. At the same time, ground-level ozone pollution is extremely harmful to human health. As the complexity of ozone pollution is often misunderstood, let's take a closer look at this particular pollutant.

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The State of the Air in 2024? Not Great

Union of Concerned Scientists

The American Lung Association’s State of the Air report measures three of the major types of pollutants in the San Joaquin Valley: long-term particle matter, short-term particle matter, and ozone. come from reactions of industrial pollutants (nitrogen oxides and sulfur oxides) with sunlight and unfinished fuel combustion.

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DEP Invites Comments On A Proposed Declaration Of An Exceptional Air Pollution Event Due To 2023 Wildfire Smoke Impacts

PA Environment Daily

The Department of Environmental Protection published notice in the April 27 PA Bulletin inviting public comments on a proposed declaration of an Exceptional Air Quality Event due to 2023 wildfires from Canada and New Jersey causing elevated levels of nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds impacting ozone pollution in Pennsylvania.

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Air pollution makes it harder for pollinators to find plants

New Scientist

Levels of nitrogen oxides and ozone on a par with average concentrations next to major UK roads led to a reduction in the number of pollinators counted on the crops by up to 70 per cent

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Congress Considers First-Ever Purchase Incentive for Commercial EVs

Union of Concerned Scientists

Despite making up only about 10 percent of vehicles on the road, heavy-duty vehicles are responsible for 28 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, 45 percent of nitrogen oxides, and 57 percent of fine particulate pollution from vehicles in the U.S. But this bill is a big step forward.

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Why the Bay Area’s Zero-Emission Appliance Rule is a Big Deal

Legal Planet

The Threats of Gas Appliances Every day, domestic gas-powered building appliances emit 65 tons of toxic and highly reactive gases called nitrogen oxides (NOx) per day. Additionally, NOx react with other chemicals in the air to create other harmful pollutants, like fine particulate matter and ozone.