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Mojtaba Sadegh, Jen Pierce, Nancy Glenn and Cynthia Curl

By: Cienna Madrid   Published 3:04 pm / January 16, 2018


Mojtaba Sadegh, Jen Pierce, Nancy Glenn and Cynthia Curl

Department of Civil Engineering; Department of Geosciences;
Department of Community and Environmental Health

Mojtaba Sadegh

portrait of Jen Pierce

Jen Pierce

Mojtaba Sadegh, an assistant professor in electrical and computer engineering; Jen Pierce, an associate professor in geosciences; Nancy Glenn, a professor in geosciences; and Cynthia Curl, an assistant professor in community and environmental health, have co-authored an article in EOS.org, a weekly magazine of Earth science published for the American Geophysical Union.

Portrait of Nancy Glenn

Nancy Glenn

Portrait of Cynthia Curl

Cynthia Curl

The article, titled “Will Clean Air Fade Away?” explores the ramifications of proposed federal funding cuts to programs that have allowed western U.S. states to clean up their air, despite industrial and population growth.

The piece begins: “In the proposed budget for the U.S. government for fiscal year 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) research spending is cut by as much as 40% [Cornwall, 2017]. This reduction in funding could jeopardize progress in environmental quality, cost America its environmental leadership role, and allow polluted air and water to once again become commonplace in U.S. cities.”

Read the entire piece here.