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EPA’s Top Tips for Breathing Easier in Hot, Smoky Conditions

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Seattle (September 7, 2017) - Doctors and researchers agree: the biggest health threat posed by breathing smoke is from the fine particles, which can lodge deep in your lungs, making it difficult or impossible for your lungs to expel them naturally over time. These microscopic particles - 2.5 microns or smaller - can get into your eyes and respiratory system, where they can cause health problems such as burning eyes, runny nose, persistent coughing and can aggravate illnesses like asthma and bronchitis.

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EPA Releases Environmental Justice Strategic Plan for 2016-2020

On October 27, 2016, EPA released its Environmental Justice 2020 Action Agenda(EJ 2020). EPA defines environmental justice as “the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.” EJ 2020 is EPA’s strategic plan for advancing environmental justice for the years 2016-2020.

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EPA Awards $10.8M for National Environmental Education Training Program

epa newsWASHINGTON - More than 4,400 environmental educators will gain training and leadership opportunities in 2017 through a new cooperative agreement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE).

EPA is funding up to $10.8 million over five years through the agency’s teacher training program, formally known as the National Environmental Education Training Program (NEETP).

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Aircraft contribute to climate change

EPA Determines that Aircraft Emissions Contribute to Climate Change Endangering Public Health and the Environment

(WASHINGTON) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today finalized a determination under the Clean Air Act that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from certain types of aircraft engines contribute to the pollution that causes climate change and endangers Americans’ health and the environment. The findings are for carbon dioxide (CO2), methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), and sulfur hexafluoride (SF6), all of which contribute to GHG pollution that represents the largest driver of human-caused climate change. These particular GHGs come primarily from engines used on large commercial jets.

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Clean Water Rule Protects Streams and Wetlands Critical to Public Health, Communities, and Economy

Does not create any new permitting requirements and maintains all previous exemptions and exclusions

Washington – In an historic step for the protection of clean water, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army finalized the Clean Water Rule today to clearly protect from pollution and degradation the streams and wetlands that form the foundation of the nation’s water resources.

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