This summer's higher temperatures have brought more orange alert days for smog pollution. But as bad as this summer has been, imagine how much worse it will get if we don't act now to reduce smog. Could you imagine it being so polluted you couldn't go outside?
The federal government needs to raise its fuel efficiency standards to 62 mpg by 2025 to reduce America's dependence on oil and greenhouse gas emissions, a Pennsylvania environmental organization said in a report released today.
All Pennsylvanians should be able to breathe the air and drink the water without worrying about mercury and lead in their bloodstreams or soot and smog in their lungs. Yet hundreds of thousands of tons of mercury and other hazardous pollutants are spewed into our environment every year, contaminating our air, land, waterways, and food.
As Congress considers whether to block rules limiting air pollutants, a new report finds that Pennsylvania's coal-fired power plants emit more unhealthy smog producing pollution than any state except Texas.