When it comes to keeping kids safe and healthy, SACE member Dr. Yolanda Whyte knows that it takes more than a visit to the pediatrician. She is devoted to raising the alarm about the source of many health problems, especially for children of color and those who live in low-income areas: environmental toxics in our air and water. She graciously agreed to be interviewed for SACE’s Black History Month series.
The Clean Power Plan sets emission reduction goals that each state must meet by 2030, based on that state’s historic generation and unique energy portfolio. States are given a wide range of compliance options and ample time to craft state specific compliance plans that are flexible, economically viable and protect grid reliability.
EPA will host two days of public hearings in Atlanta, as well as a few other cities across the country, to take public input on a few key parts of the Clean Power Plan – the Proposed Federal Rule and Model Training Rules and the Clean Energy Incentive Program. The official public comment period for these pieces ends on January 21, 2016, but EPA is hosting public hearings early for those who want to provide input before the deadline.
Do you breathe air? If you answered yes, then you should definitely care about the soon-to-be-released updated ozone regulations. If you answered no, then I’m glad to learn there really is life after death! All joking aside, the Environmental Protection Agency is under a court order to release updated ozone regulations October 1st that will further strengthen these important public health safeguards.
With only one month left in the year, the Environmental Protection Agency released its long awaited and updated proposed ground-level ozone standards on November 25, 2014. EPA updated its ozone standard in order to ensure protection of public health based on extensive scientific evidence about ozone’s health effects – especially the impact it has on [...]
Recently we’ve seen several developments in the never ending fight for cleaner air. Along with newly proposed regulations limiting carbon emissions from new coal-fired power plants, and pending carbon emission limits for existing coal-fired power plants, federal regulation further limiting other harmful air pollutants are finding their way through various channels. The Cross State Air [...]
We kicked off the one-year anniversary of the opening of our retail biodiesel station by hosting Atlanta Green Drinks this past Wednesday, June 12th. It was a fun and festive celebration with a great line-up of drinks, food and entertainment from a few fantastic supporters, and from many of the local restaurants that provide grease [...]
This post is written by Reverend Dr. Gerald L. Durley, Pastor Emeritus, Providence Missionary Baptist Church, Atlanta, GA and consultant for SACE. As we celebrate Earth Month and reflect on bringing awareness and appreciation for the environment, it is incumbent on each of us to intensify our efforts to protect God’s perfect creation. For several [...]
This guest post was written by Bruce Henderson, writer for the Charlotte Observer, and originally published on the Observer’s Earth & Energy blog. The North Carolina Senate’s move to purge members of three state energy and environmental commissions could upset the Charlotte region’s plan to meet a federal smog standard. The region’s air quality meets [...]
We are pleased to announce that we are re-opening our retail biodiesel fueling station in Atlanta. Our new fueling station is hooked up, fueled up, and is currently being tested! We will host a grand opening and ribbon-cutting at the station on June 21 from 12-2 p.m. For details, click here and please stop by! [...]
With less than a week to go before Christmas, you might think that this post is about an early present. In fact, it’s about a late present—two decades late—but it is a fantastic present anyway. Today, after more than two decades of delay, EPA has finally announced strong, life-saving emission limits for mercury from coal [...]