Clean Air Act http://wesa.fm en Environmental Groups File Second Lawsuit Against EPA http://wesa.fm/post/environmental-groups-file-second-lawsuit-against-epa <p><span style="line-height: 15.75pt; font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: Georgia, serif;">Since 1990, the Clean Air Act has reduced emissions of six common pollutants by 41%, but according to a handful of environmental groups, Pennsylvania is not doing its job when it comes to haze.</span></p> Sat, 05 Jul 2014 12:44:21 +0000 Jess Lasky 31882 at http://wesa.fm Environmental Groups File Second Lawsuit Against EPA DEP Urges EPA To Change Clean Air Act http://wesa.fm/post/dep-urges-epa-change-clean-air-act <p>The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has proposed what it believes to be a “win-win” situation for the environment and existing power plants.</p><p>The DEP has submitted a proposal to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) asking for more state flexibility when it comes to carbon dioxide emission standards for existing fossil fuel-fired power plants in competitive energy markets and a change in how pollutants are measured.</p><p>The DEP wants to make some changes to the New Source Review (NSR) provisions under the Clean Air Act.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 07:30:00 +0000 Michael Lynch 27422 at http://wesa.fm United Nations Report Examines "Climate Extremes" Over Past Decade http://wesa.fm/post/united-nations-report-examines-climate-extremes-over-past-decade <p>Extreme weather, greenhouse gases, carbon monoxide and glacial melting; all these buzzwords have increasingly entered the public vernacular in the past 20 years.&nbsp;</p><p>Following a UN report by the <a href="http://www.wmo.int/pages/mediacentre/news/index_en.html#MOU">World Meteorological Organization</a>, scientists expect that the topic of global warming and climate change will continue to be a hot issue.&nbsp; The report, “<a href="http://library.wmo.int/pmb_ged/wmo_1119_en.pdf">The Global Climate 2001-2010: A Decade of Extremes</a>,” cites that the past decade has seen an abundance of greenhouse gas emissions that has caused increased temperatures on both hemispheres, all oceans and an accompanying rapid decline in arctic sea ice and glaciers.&nbsp;</p><p>Director of Science at the <a href="http://www.carnegiesciencecenter.org">Carnegie Science Center</a>, John Radzilowicz, has been following the topic of global climate change and was not necessarily surprised by the UN report.&nbsp; He was optimistic, however, that the report was gaining attention and combined a multitude of data pointing to the extremes in weather conditions throughout the world.</p><p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 22:24:22 +0000 Katherine Blackley 12734 at http://wesa.fm United Nations Report Examines "Climate Extremes" Over Past Decade