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News Release | Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center

Trouble in the Air: Baltimore health at risk with 114 dirty air days in 2016

As the Trump administration considers weakening federal air quality and global warming emissions standards, air pollution remains a threat to public health. According to a new report by Environment Maryland  Research & Policy Center nearly 2.8 million people in the Baltimore metropolitan area experienced 114 days of degraded air quality in 2016, increasing the risk of premature death, asthma attacks and other adverse health impacts.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Electric School Buses--Smart for our climate & kids' health

If the United States transitioned its entire fleet of 480,000 school buses to all-electric vehicles, it could significantly cut greenhouse gas emissions each year and reduce the toxic air pollution to which schoolchildren are directly exposed. A new report from Environment America Research & Policy Center, U.S. PIRG Education Fund, and Frontier Group, Electric Buses: Clean Transportation for Healthy Neighborhoods and Cleaner Air, shows that a full transition to electric school buses in the U.S. could eliminate an average of 5.3 million tons of climate-altering pollution each year -- the equivalent of taking a million cars off the road.

News Release | Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center

Cleaner Cars Cut Costs and Pollution

Since the federal clean car standards were implemented in model year 2012 vehicles, the standards have cut global warming pollution, spurred innovation and saved consumers money. Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center released a fact sheet today detailing the benefits of the clean car standards.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Industrial polluters dumping into rivers and lakes as Trump administration rolls back clean water protections

Industrial facilities dumped excessive pollution into U. S. waterways at least 8,148 times over a recent 21-month period, according to Troubled Waters, a new report by Environment America Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

As electric cars revolutionize the vehicle market, new study helps cities address infrastructure and parking challenges

With electric vehicles (EVs) hitting U.S. streets in record numbers, a new study by Environment America Research & Policy Center, PennEnvironment Research and Policy Center and Frontier Group highlights best practices to help local officials make their cities as EV-friendly as possible. The new report, “Plugging In: Readying America’s Cities for the Arrival of Electric Vehicles,” includes local and state data about the projected number of electric cars expected on the road in coming years, and how cities can accommodate these new EVs with enough places to park and recharge.

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