We asked Republican William D. Ruckelshaus, the Environmental Protection Agency's first and fifth administrator, why administration after administration has failed to rein in dangerous emissions. Read more»
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From Tonawanda, N.Y., to Hayden, hundreds of U.S. communities are still exposed to pollutants, which can cause cancer, birth defects and other health issues — more than 20 years after passage of the Clean Air Act. Read more»
The stumbling, two-decade-old war on hazardous air pollutants — declared on Nov. 15, 1990, the day President George H. W. Bush signed the Clean Air Act amendments into law — has stalled on bureaucratic dawdling, industry resistance, legal maneuvering, limited resources and politics. Read more»
In the face of opposition from industry and Republicans, the Environmental Protection Agency is attempting to reduce harmful emissions from coal-fired power plants that studies have linked to illnesses and tens of thousands of premature deaths every year. Read more»