Tag: Clean Air Act

Public Participation in Air Permitting

There have been many challenges confronting the EPA and Texas–challenges that are also faced by other large states–in reaching common ground regarding the level of public participation in the air permitting process and how that level is to be achieved. For example, air permitting can cover a wide range of both major actions that require […]

Election 2012: Where Do the Candidates Stand on Climate Change?

Where do the candidates stand on EHS issues?   Issue: Climate Change By Timothy P. Fagan, BLR Air Expert tfagan@blr.com   Barack Obama: Will continue efforts to reduce carbon pollution and combat climate change.  In his speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, the President stated “my plan will continue to reduce the carbon pollution […]

What’s the Forecast for Tomorrow?

By Timothy P. Fagan, BLR Air Expert tfagan@blr.com How is air quality evaluated? It’s no surprise that the air quality where we live affects our health and our quality of life, but air quality in a given area is constantly changing.  So EPA developed the Air Quality Index (AQI) to help provide information about local […]