Administrator Gina McCarthy shares a report from our general counsel about actions taken by the agency under the Clean Air Act during the last eight years.

EPA Regulations and Court Victories Translate Directly into Wins for the American People

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If you see or smell smoke from your wood-burning appliance, you may have a problem. Learn how to reduce smoke and protect your lungs.

Wood Smoke and Your Health | Burn Wise | US EPA

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Looking to get rid of an old refrigerator or freezer? Find out how you can help protect the #environment and save money by recycling it properly with the Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD) program.

For Consumers | Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD) | US EPA

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We want to hear about how K-12 teachers are using nature in their classrooms. Share your successes and apply for our environmental educator award by March 1.

Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators

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The future is bright with the power of solar panels. Solar panels don’t just help U.S. EPA Mid-Atlantic Region employee Steve Donohue live green, they also help him save green. Steve and his family have paid an average of $250 a year in electricity bills, since installing #solarpanels. Read more on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency blog: [ Go.usa.gov Link ] #SustainabilityInAction
Testing for radon is easy and inexpensive and it's the only way to know your home’s radon level. This DIY project can be done by buying a test kit from a local hardware store or online. Learn how to Test, Fix, and Save a Life.

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Engaging our most vulnerable and underserved communities is a fundamental part of fulfilling our mission to protect our country’s environmental quality and public health. This work includes engagement with federally recognized tribes and indigenous people. Learn more here: [ Blog.epa.gov Link ]

Engaging Indigenous Peoples on Environmental Justice at the UN Permanent...

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If you’re using a portable generator during winter power outages, ensure you are using it properly to avoid toxic carbon monoxide. Learn more: [ Epa.gov Link ]

Emergencies and IAQ | Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) | US EPA

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In 2015, of the nearly 26 billion pounds of total chemical waste managed at industrial facilities covered by our Toxics Release Inventory (excluding the metal mining sector), approximately 92% was not released into the environment. Check out the TRI Pollution Prevention Search Tool for more information about how individual facilities and parent companies are managing waste and reducing...
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Pollution Prevention Search | Envirofacts | US EPA

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Do you know a young environmental steward in your community? They deserve recognition! Learn more about the President’s Environmental Youth Award. Applications are due March 1st. [ Go.usa.gov Link ]

President's Environmental Youth Award

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Our 2015 Toxics Release Inventory National Analysis shows that over the past 10 years toxic air emissions across the U.S. have decreased by 56%. This good news means we can breathe a little easier.Toxic air pollutants have been associated with health effects that include damage to the developing nervous system in babies and young children, as well as respiratory symptoms such as cough and...
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EPA Report Shows Air Emissions of Toxic Chemicals from Industrial...

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Today we issued a notice of violation to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. and FCA US LLC for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act for installing and failing to disclose engine management software in light-duty model year 2014, 2015 and 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Ram 1500 trucks with 3.0 liter diesel engines.

EPA Notifies Fiat Chrysler of Clean Air Act Violations | U.S. EPA News...

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See where we worked near you to advance clean water protection, increase the safety of drinking water and rebuild the nation’s infrastructure! #EPAWaterProgress #EPAForward

Continuing to Protect the Country’s Waters – EPA Forward

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Volkswagen has agreed to $4.3 billion in penalties and new corporate requirements for Clean Air Act violations.

Volkswagen Agrees to Plead Guilty, Pay $4.3 Billion in Criminal and...

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Radon can be a problem in any home: old homes, new homes, drafty homes, insulated homes, homes with basements, and homes without basements. Just because your neighbor's radon levels were low, doesn’t mean your home is safe. Testing is easy. Take time this January, during National Radon Action month to test, fix and prevent the loss of a life from lung cancer.

Radon | US EPA

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Have you checked out our youth awards? If you know a K-12 student with a passion for environmental stewardship, tell them about the President’s Environmental Youth Award. Applications are due 3/1/2017.

President's Environmental Youth Award

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As someone who has utilized and appreciated science for the better part of my life, I want to take a minute to reflect on the importance of science at the Environmental Protection Agency.

Why Science Matters

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Reducing waste can help you save money, energy and natural resources. What will you do about the 3R’s in 2017?

Reducing Waste: What You Can Do | Reduce, Reuse, Recycle | US EPA

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Jan 5, 2017Free is free. But Hungry is hungry food waste, free food, hunger relief, Philabundance 0 Comments By Mike Frankel I was in line at the supermarket and two women in front of me were talking about their lack of freezer space. Like many supermarkets, if you spend X dollars by a certain date...

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A typical household spends about $2,100 a year on energy bills and contributes twice the amount of greenhouse gases to the environment as an average car. Use the Energy Star Home Advisor for ideas projects to increase energy efficiency and comfort in the area where you live.

The ENERGY STAR Home Advisor

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