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Without the Clean Air Act, U.S. cities wouldn’t be much to look at.

Without the Clean Air Act U.S. cities wouldnt be much to look at.

Also referred to as cottage cheese, stucco, and acoustic, popcorn ceilings were popular in the early 80s. Although banned by the Clean Air Act of 1978, all existing supplies of the material could be used in new developments in an effort to minimize economic hardship on builders. Who wouldn't want white asbestos fibers hanging above your head and detaching at any moment? #SinfulSundays

Kokomo Opalescent Glass and the Environmental Protection Agency are at odds over allegations that the company is violating federal clean-air standards and emitting elevated amounts of potentially toxic materials. The EPA last month notified the company that it was violating the Clean Air Act by failing to obtain a federal permit that regulates glass manufacturers, and alleged that the violation has resulted in Kokomo Opalescent Glass (KOG) emitting elevated amounts of metals into the air


These 96 Photos Say More Than Words Ever Could. #7 Will Break You Down.


"Dick Cheney and his Halliburton Loophole gave fracking advantage in Energy Policy Act of 2005. Under this loophole, fracking is not held accountable to our most basic environmental and health protections like the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and the Safe Drinking Water Act. "Like" this photo to call for a ban on fracking and to protect your water and air."…

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The hauntingly brilliant photos of London Fog in the early 20th century (26 HQ Photos)

The Clean Air Act was implemented in 1956, but the fatalities from the Great Smog are said to have reached 12,000.