Air pollution is harming the health of millions of Americans, but key actions can clean up our air and protect our wellbeing.
The Latest on Clean air
Statement: Remaining $84 million Volkswagen settlement will fund electric buses and trucks, help clean up Illinois’ air
Statement: 12 new Superfund sites signal a boost for EPA’s toxic waste cleanup program
Advocating for stronger clean air standards
DOT announces new round of Alternative Fuel Corridors
What You Can Do
Take action for clean, electric school and transit buses
Urge EPA Administrator Michael Regan to tighten clean air rules
Explainer: What are toxic PFAS ‘forever chemicals,’ and how do they affect our health?
Environmental, consumer groups announce groundbreaking greenwashing lawsuit against DC gas company
Biden promises action on climate change during event at former coal plant
President Joe Biden took his campaign to slow down climate change and speed up our transition to clean energy to the site of the former Brayton Point coal-fired power plant on Wednesday.
Reinstated ‘polluter pays’ tax goes into effect, protecting Americans from toxic waste
A chemical excise tax to fund Superfund toxic waste site cleanups nationwide will go into effect on Friday, reinstating one of several “polluter pays” taxes that had been allowed to lapse 26 years ago. The EPA’s Superfund program is responsible for cleaning up the country’s most hazardous waste sites.
Panelist discussion offers insights on the future of ‘Superfund’ funding
The U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) and the Environmental Protection Network (EPN) hosted a webinar panel on Friday that celebrated the reinstatement of the “polluter pays'' tax that will help fund the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “Superfund” toxic waste cleanup program over the next decade.
Statement: Federal electric truck, bus investments help to slash air pollution, reduce climate emissions
Vice President Kamala Harris announced on Monday several initiatives to reduce diesel pollution from buses and trucks. Federal funding will now be available for electric transit buses and school buses, cleaner port vehicles and more. In addition, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposed rule to reduce pollution from heavy-duty trucks that will accelerate the deployment of zero-emission technology.