Trump Administration claims U.S. air is cleaner than ever

By |2018-12-04T05:00:42+06:00December 4th, 2018|Categories: Air, Enviromental, Public Health|

According to the Trump Administration, the air and water in the United States is "right now at a record clean." The 2017 energy-related emissions fell 0.9 percent... compared with a year earlier, and were 14 percent below 2005 levels." State and federal regulations and an increased use of natural gas (which emits less carbon dioxide [...]

TCEQ meteorologists continually improve data monitoring

By |2018-11-30T05:13:23+06:00November 29th, 2018|Categories: Air, Enviromental, TCEQ, Texas|

The TCEQ Monitoring Division makes it a goal to inform the public and businesses about real-time air quality and meteorological changes so that they can make informed decisions. Using a geostationary satellite in conjunction with multiple ambient air monitoring stations located throughout Texas as well as data from other governmental agencies allows TCEQ to provide [...]

Energy efficiency programs have reduced pollution in Texas

By |2018-10-29T20:35:55+06:00October 29th, 2018|Categories: Air, Enviromental, Health & Safety, Pollution|

In 2017, energy efficiency programs in Texas "reduced air pollution by as much as put out by 2.2 million cars, while saving consumers billions of dollars last year," according to the Energy System Laboratory at Texas A&M. In 2017, according to the data obtained by the lab at A&M, a combination of "tighter building efficiency [...]

Texas faces public health risks from dirty air

By |2018-10-23T06:46:30+06:00October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Air, Enviromental, Industrial, Oil and Gas, Pollution, Public Health, Texas|

A report by the Environment Texas Research & Policy Center showed that "over 23 million people who make up the 20 main metropolitan and micropolitan urban areas in Texas" were exposed to at least five days of bad air quality in 2016. This degraded air quality increases the risk of adverse health effects for those [...]

EPA dismisses air pollution scientists from advisory panel

By |2018-10-16T01:45:49+06:00October 16th, 2018|Categories: Air, Enviromental, EPA|

When EPA writes new regulations, it usually goes through an extensive process to ensure the regulations will be beneficial. The range of steps in includes research, cost-benefit analysis, and expert consultation, often from a panel. Last week, EPA dismissed air pollution scientists that sat on an advisory board for the health impacts of soot. EPA [...]

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