pollution

Cars on a road.

It may have just gotten harder to protect minority communities from pollution

BY: - August 29, 2023

In recent years, some states have invested in air quality monitoring, applied extra scrutiny to permitting decisions and steered cleanup funding to minority communities that have borne the brunt of pollution for decades. Now, in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision striking down race-conscious college admissions policies, state lawmakers are facing a […]

Wildfire smoke creates a haze in Washington, D.C.

Workers lack protections when wildfire smoke makes the air dangerous

BY: - July 18, 2023

Millions of American workers have breathed in dangerous levels of air pollution this year as smoke from Canada‚Äôs record wildfire season blankets cities across the Northeast. Now experts are calling on federal regulators to adopt standards protecting outdoor workers from worsening air quality, potentially modeled after the few states that have such standards, including California […]