HAPs


View of the ship channel in Houston with city in the back, and air pollution.

La EPA elimina una protección vital para mantener el aire libre de sustancias tóxicas, poniendo nuestra salud en peligro

, Climate Scientist

La EPA ha eliminado regulaciones que nos protegen de 187 sustancias tóxicas, y que han evitado cada año desde 1990 la emisión de 1.5 millones de toneladas de contaminantes atmosféricos tóxicos. Read more >

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1973 EPA photo of a smokestack of the DuPont chemical plant on the Houston Ship Channel.

EPA Eliminates Vital Protection to Keep Air Clean of Toxics, Threatening Our Health

, Climate Scientist

For decades, the Clean Air Act has protected us from the dangerous health effects of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). Thanks to strong federal rules that protect us from 187 toxic air pollutants, the EPA estimates that we have avoided emitting 1.5 million tons of these pollutants every year since 1990. But the EPA, recently—and quietly—eliminated these protections. Read more >

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Photo: Yvette Arellano/TEJAS

New EPA Guidance Stands to Increase Hazardous Air Pollutants in Environmental Justice Communities

, Research Director, Center for Science and Democracy

Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency reversed long-standing guidance that helps limit hazardous pollution such as mercury and lead from major sources like power plants, large industrial facilities and vehicles. The end result? Potentially, the biggest increase in hazardous air pollution this country has seen in decades, and environmental justice communities are likely to bear the brunt of it. Read more >

Photo: Yvette Arellano/TEJAS
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