The Clean Air Act Explained

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The Clean Air Act (CAA) is a comprehensive federal law which regulates air emissions from industrial and mobile sources. This law authorizes the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) in order to safeguard the health and welfare of the US public, and regulate the emission of hazardous air pollutants.… [Read more]

Climate Change Address

Environmental Policy

Forty three years ago Congress unanimously passed the Clean Air Act which was subsequently signed into law by a Republican president. Six years ago the Supreme Court declared that greenhouse gases are a pollutant. Fast-forward to the present day.

How fitting that on such a hot day, repeatedly wiping his brow in the summer sun, President Obama delivered a speech on climate change policy.… [Read more]

Some Still Don’t Believe Climate Change is Real

How Climate Change is Destroying the Earth

It’s fairly certain that there will be opposing viewpoints on the levels of environmental damage and the impact on the planet’s life but, at some point, shouldn’t we move beyond debating whether climate change is actually real?

Thanks to extensive research and noticeable changes in weather and storm prevalence, it’s getting harder to turn a blind eye to the reality of climate change.… [Read more]

Going for Green: Do Romney and Obama Believe What They Say?

Obama vs. Romney: Energy policy

Mitt Romney announced Paul Ryan as his VP pick, much to the despair of environmentalists. However, if President Obama’s recent actions are anything to go by, neither party is running a strong green platform this election cycle. Though headlines would have us believing that Romney denies climate change and President Obama is the “green” candidate, both candidates have far more nuanced positions on energy and environmental issues than the soundbite oriented news cycle suggests.… [Read more]