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New Research Connects Soot Pollution to Alzheimer’s Disease

Washington, D.C. – People exposed to higher levels of fine particulate matter, or soot, are more likely to experience Alzheimer’s disease, new research released this week finds. The study, published…

States and Industry Groups Fight to Pollute their Neighbors Before the Supreme Court

Washington, D.C. – Today, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments from polluting states and industry groups seeking to stop implementation of EPA’s Good Neighbor Plan, a federal rule…

Republican Politicians Bring Back “Smoggy Skies Act” to Gut Clean Air Act

Washington, D.C. – Today, congressional Republicans continued their efforts to prioritize polluters over people by holding an Energy and Commerce Committee legislative hearing on a new version of the…

House Republicans Recycle Disproven Reliability Claims to Prop Up Fossil Fuels

Washington, D.C. –  At a U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing today, congressional Republicans continued repeating disproven claims about the impact of the Biden administration’s efforts…

EPA Strengthens Soot Standard, Saving Thousands of Lives and Billions of Dollars

Washington, D.C. -- Today, the EPA released updated National Ambient Air Quality Standards for particulate matter (PM2.5), taking a positive and long-awaited step toward addressing a dangerous and…

Utilities Disregarding Federal Clean Energy Incentives, Sierra Club Finds

Washington, D.C. – Many electric utilities are not factoring federal incentives for clean energy available through the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into their plans for the future, according to a …

EPA Proposes Trump-era Policy to Weaken Air Permit Reviews

Washington, D.C. --  Yesterday, the EPA proposed to move forward with a Trump-era policy that narrows the scope of what the agency can examine when they review air operating permits, reducing the…

Lawsuit Seeks to Protect Candy Darter From West Virginia Coal Hauling

Washington, D.C. — Conservation groups sued the U.S. Forest Service today for failing to protect streams in the Cherry River watershed from the harmful effects of coal hauling in the Monongahela…

Lawsuit Launched to Reduce Asthma-Causing Sulfur Air Pollution in 11 States, Two U.S. Territories

Oakland, Calif.— The Center for Biological Diversity and Sierra Club filed notice today of their intent to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to ensure that areas in 11 states and…

Biden Administration Must Address Coal Pollution, Lead Beyond Fossil Fuels

Dubai, UAE – On the Energy and Industry Day of the United Nations Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP28), the Sierra Club urges the Biden Administration to strengthen national air quality…