Environmental Defense Fund and nearly seventy health, environmental, and public interest groups are urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to combat dangerous air pollution caused by hydrogen production with fossil fuels.
The call is for stringent standards to mitigate the environmental and health risks associated with prevalent methods of hydrogen production in the U.S.
Amid the growing focus on hydrogen as a clean energy solution, concerns escalate as the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and allied organizations press the EPA to confront the environmental and health risks of hydrogen production. The call is for decisive Clean Air Act standards to curb pervasive pollution generated by fossil-based hydrogen facilities.
As the U.S. witnesses a surge in hydrogen demand, a coalition of environmental advocates intensifies its plea to the EPA. The spotlight is on “gray, blue, or brown hydrogen” production, identified as a major contributor to climate pollution and hazardous pollutants. The demand is clear – develop enforceable standards to protect communities facing the brunt of industrial pollution.
A collective voice emerges as EDF attorney Edwin LaMair emphasizes the health risks associated with hydrogen production from fossil fuels. The plea to the EPA underscores the urgency of reducing emissions linked to climate change, smog, particulate pollution, volatile organic compounds, and sulfur dioxide – pollutants with dire implications for public health.
In a bold move, environmental groups, spearheaded by the Environmental Defense Fund, formally petition the EPA for Clean Air Act standards targeting fossil hydrogen facilities. The emphasis is on reshaping the hydrogen landscape to ensure a cleaner, healthier future for communities grappling with the detrimental effects of industrial pollution.