How one California community is fighting to keep a massive warehouse — and the pollution it would bring — out of their backyard

Share the Rocha’s story and sign the #ZeroEmissionsNow petition. Thomas and Kim Rocha chose their “dream community” of Bloomington, California many years ago, because it wasn’t flooded with the traffic they had experienced elsewhere. But in recent years, Bloomington and other sleepy areas of...

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WSJ Reports on Moving Forward Network. Join our Campaign for EPA to Regulate Port & Railyard Air Pollution!

Photo: University of Southern California Are you one of the tens of millions of Americans exposed to dangerous diesel exhaust air pollution from ports or railyards? Diesel exhaust air pollution causes cancer, cardiovascular and lung diseases, and premature death, and has been linked to a growing...

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Keep riding that bike – but protect your health by choosing routes with less diesel exhaust & other traffic related air pollution

Photo: INHALE Project map of Toronto showing levels of Ultrafine Particulate Matter. Many urban bicyclists in the US and other countries ride on streets with heavy levels of diesel exhaust and other traffic related air pollution, or on bike paths that border high-pollution areas.  However, until...

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American Lung Association “State of the Air 2016” shows over half of US population faces air pollution health risks

Photo: American Medical Association The American Lung Association just released their annual “State of the Air” report, which shows that health risks from air pollution – particularly particulate matter and ozone – are more widespread than most people knew. The ALA includes...

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Feds propose to measure interstate highway air pollution, freight movement, and more

In an effort to begin managing and improving the performance of our highway transportation system, the U.S. Department of Transportation has proposed that states begin measuring key metrics, including air pollution emissions, reliability, congestion, and freight movement. This is an important...

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California plans to eliminate diesel exhaust black carbon within 10 years

The California Air Resources Board CARB) issued an outstanding report this week, Proposed Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy, which provides a model for the Federal government and other states to improve public health and slow climate change, In the report, the CARB details the...

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New study shows diesel exhaust air pollution lower than EPA standards damages children’s lungs

Research to be published this week shows that even low levels of particulate matter and black carbon air pollution, components of diesel exhaust, damages children’s lungs. This Boston study shows that by age eight, children living within 100 meters of a major roadway have, on average, 6...

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