98+ Best Pollution Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational pollution quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

Famous Pollution Quotes

The diesel engine industry has illegally poured millions of tons of pollution into the air, .. It’s time for the industry to clean up its act, and it’s time for it to clean up the air. — Janet Reno

I found that when you have a baby, they are so pure and untouched that a car goes past and you look at all the pollution and you really want to protect them. — Stella McCartney

Today’s victory means that thousands of Americans will not have their lives cut short because of the pollution that would have blown through this huge loophole. — Janice Nolen

Our study is specific to the elderly, but there is epidemiological evidence that air pollution also affects the health of the younger population. — Francesca Dominici

EPA’s proposal would create incentive to accelerate environmental protection and improve public health while maintaining competitiveness for small businesses by setting a very high environmental bar. That is, if they significantly reduce pollution going into the environment from their facilities, they can reduce red tape and paperwork by using a more streamlined reporting form. — Eryn Witcher

Indeed, our particular concept of private property, which deters us from exhausting the positive resources of the earth, favors pollution. — Garrett Hardin

The pollution they produce, market, sell, and show to billions around the world is at its core contemptuous of the country that gave them better lives than nearly 100 percent of everybody who’s ever lived. And they pass that contempt along for everyone to see. — John Ratzenberger

We’ll get a better sense of the state of the sea bottom, state of the ship, besides doing the pollution issues. — David Hahn

This project in Australia is just one example of what could go terribly wrong for the world’s forests if the governments of Japan, Australia and the United States get their way next week at the climate summit in the Hague. Instead of reducing the pollution that causes global warming, these countries are looking for quick fixes that have high risks for forests. — Jennifer Morgan

I strongly commend Campbell County for their participation in the Clean School Bus USA program. Reducing pollution from school buses helps improve local air quality and reduces children’s exposure to diesel exhaust. — Jimmy Palmer

The purpose of the documentary was to reach out to people who didn’t really know what happened at Ground Zero, who don’t really understand why so many workers are sick. It’s the first time that this issue of Ground Zero pollution and health impacts has been the focus of a documentary on national television, that alone is a cause for concern because people should have known about it before. What happened here could happen somewhere else. — Suzanne Mattei

This year, he’s on the right track, and he’s trying to chart a course for California proposing investments that will control traffic, reduce pollution and build more schools. That’s good, basic stuff. — Gray Davis

Last year, the NPC Standing Committee set the issues relating to resources and environment on top agenda on its supervision work. The legislature assigned a group to examine the law enforcement on water pollution prevention and control, and heard and discussed the report on current energy security situation made by the State Council. — Wu Bangguo

It basically describes everything that KBDJ has agreed to do on its land in order to keep the water and any pollution from seeping into the aquifer. — Kirstin Voinis

Most of our pollution control in America will come through good old-fashioned Wall Street financing. — James Connaughton

One of great threats facing marine mammals in the ocean is acoustic pollution – noise pollution – which is impeding the whales’ ability to find food and communicate with each other. — Brent Plater

There is no threshold level of fine particle pollution below which health risk reductions are not achieved by reduced exposure. — Gina McCarthy

EPA’s proposal is a good first step, but it still leaves too many loopholes for polluters. For example, it allows polluters to dump more pollution into already contaminated streams. And it doesn’t even cover some types of pollution. — Andy Buchsbaum

Global warming is real, it’s happening now and President Bush has the legal authority to regulate the pollution that’s causing it. He just doesn’t want to. The Supreme Court must overturn the lower courts judicial activism and give this case a proper hearing. — John Stanton

There are also global implications, not least because a pollution parcel like this, which stretches three kilometers high, can travel half way round the globe in a week. — Klaus Toepfer

We’ve seen companies reduce their pollution because of this. — Nancy Alderman

We have mounting scientific proof that cleaning up the source of air pollution results in cleaner air and less illness and death. A study recently released showed that when particle air pollution declines in a city, the death rates also drop in that city. — Janice Nolen

Particulate matter pollution kills people. We’re a long way from cleaning up this problem. — Brent Newell

We need to know the species identities in order to understand how freshwater communities are changing over time, as a response to climate change, pollution or invasive species. We’re hoping that by studying the biology of the rare males, we can learn more about species diversity and freshwater ecosystem changes. — Derek Taylor

Our members believe that a vote for Gore is the best way to protect our families from pollution and safeguard our nation’s landscapes for future generations to enjoy. — Robert Cox

We see that pollution is a problem from the cradle to the grave. — Michael Jerrett

Greening the globalised manufacturing and sourcing will be the single biggest help multinationals could make to the tough pollution control in China and other developing countries. — Ma Jun

The pollution is ventilated out by wind almost every day, but then it gets re-polluted each day. — Sasha Madronich

Rules governing defecation, hygiene, and pollution exist in every culture at every period in history. It may in fact be the foundation of civilization: What is toilet training if not the first attempt to turn a child into an acceptable member of society? — Rose George

Pollution should never be the price of prosperity. — Al Gore

We’re adamantly fighting any attempt to transfer pollution from North to South, from rich to poor. These ships are moving precisely because the environmental and labor costs in developing countries are much less than they are in the developed countries. — Jim Puckett

Our planet is warming due to pollution from human activities. And a warming climate increases the likelihood of extreme weather. — Gloria Reuben

One of the major problems is that local officials do not understand it is an urgent and critical task to tackle pollution and save energy. — Xie Zhenhua

Strong limits on carbon pollution will save Americans money, create jobs, improve our health, and help defuse climate change. — Frances Beinecke

The project is classic sprawl. They are going to create so much pollution and devastation in the North Livermore Valley that no environmental group is supporting it. — Mike Daley

We dispatched the Lyondell Air Monitoring Team and Harris County Pollution Control (HCPC) was almost immediately on the scene. — Aaron Woods

The pollution (that) resulted from human activity may have created a haze which absorbs and deflects the sun’s rays. — Yun Qian

We can choose food that doesn’t lead to illnesses like diabetes and cancer. We can choose food that doesn’t contribute to water pollution and climate change. And we can choose food that keeps local economies vibrant and farmers on their land. — Frances Beinecke

The risk of pollution exists for the infosphere as it does for the atmosphere. Freedom of the infosphere should thus become a law, and the Bible needs to have an 11th commandment: Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s data. — Hubert Burda

Whales are humanity’s canary in the coal mine, … As ocean pollution levels increase, marine mammals like whales will be among the first to go. — Roger Payne

For more than a century, Pennsylvania contributed its natural resources to the nation and the world, leaving behind environmental scars, pollution and a reduced ability to compete for economic development. Our policy agenda provides a specific list of concrete actions our state can take to reverse this trend and make our state competitive. — John Hanger

The only solution to pollution is a people’s humane revolution! — Bobby Seale

China’s environmental problems will be four or five times as bad 15 years from now if it continues in current energy consumption and pollution trends. — Zhang Jianyu

What this report shows is that with careful government regulation, companies can lower the pollution coming from power plants smokestacks – and we should be doing this with greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide, too. — David Hawkins

We are pleased to finally reach an agreement on major remedies to deal with major water pollution problems. — Laurence Lau

The fact that we have as much wind as we do it means our pollution levels in Great Falls is very, very low. — Steve White

Today’s settlement again demonstrates this administration’s commitment to secure major pollution reductions and to achieve the benefits envisioned by the Clean Air Act. — Granta Nakayama

If Australia and the USA fail to commit to short-term and absolute pollution reductions through the use of currently available clean energy, a critical opportunity to address climate change will have been lost and the partnership will have failed. — Erwin Jackson

We know that fine particle pollution is the most lethal air pollutant, tied to a whole range of health problems. — Frank O’Donnell

This regulation commits the nation to clearing the pollution from parks so that the next generation of park visitors will once again experience the vistas as they were before pollution from industry obscured the view. — Rebecca Stanfield

Diesel exhaust is very dirty, and it’s a huge contributor to air pollution in many communities. This will make significant changes in the air quality in a lot of our urban areas. — Janice Nolen

What makes this deal so bad for Iowans is that these facilities should control their pollution now. This just gives them a free pass, if it goes forward. — Brent Newell

Faced with the growing problems caused by pollution in cities and the rise in the price of petrol, new means have to be found to help the automobile industry produce cleaner vehicles. — Jacques Barrot

Environmental pollution is an incurable disease. It can only be prevented. — Barry Commoner

Emissions of ozone-forming pollutants are in significant decline. Ozone pollution in 2005 was much, much lower than in years past. As a result, the last two years have been record low ozone years in California and also throughout the United States. — Joel Schwartz

Wetlands laws, both state and local, protect the lands from flooding, from pollution and they protect the wildlife and the drinking water supply. With the increased priority Andover citizens have for natural areas and open space, I’d be surprised if they vote to repeal (the bylaw). — Robert Douglas

We’re not looking so much at pollution inside the city, because that’s already fairly well known. We’re looking at the outflow. For the first time we’ll have an idea of how much pollution is affecting areas outside the city, and be able to understand its full importance. — Sasha Madronich

This study investigates whether there is a threshold level below which ozone does not affect mortality. Our findings show that even if all 98 counties in our study met the current ozone standard every day, there would still be a significant link between ozone and premature mortality. This indicates that further reductions in ozone pollution would benefit public health, even in areas that meet regulatory requirements. — Michelle Bell

Unfortunately, our affluent society has also been an effluent society. — Hubert H. Humphrey

We’re issuing this brown water advisory as a precaution because heavy rains are going to wash whatever pollution on the land into the streams and into the ocean. — Laurence Lau

The health effects of air pollution imperil human lives. This fact is well-documented. — Eddie Bernice Johnson

While they want to prevent pollution but they also want to prevent chaos. — Deborah White

When we analyzed the data for heart failure, we observed a 1.28% increase in admissions for each 10 mg per cubic meter increase in fine-particle pollution. Most of these admissions increases occurred the same day as the rise in fine-particle concentration, which suggests a short lag time between the change in pollution and the subjects? response. — Francesca Dominici

The AP’s analysis of health risks posed by industrial pollution across the country is a substantial contribution to the public’s understanding of where greater attention needs to be focused. — Kathy Burns

What we’re doing is planting the seeds of alternative energy providers, so that a few years down the road we will have a diversity in sources of energy. That’s a far better position for an institution to be in than to be stuck with not many sources and sources that cause a lot of pollution and environmental problems. — Paul Ruskin

Though every nation must do its part to address climate change, developed nations are responsible for the lion’s share of carbon pollution in the atmosphere, and they have an obligation to help developing nations transition to a sustainable future. — Frances Beinecke

We haven’t found a way to quantify light pollution at this time, but we can come up with design standards to limit light pollution. — John Hitchcock

President Bush needs to stop playing politics with public health. We need a stronger standard dealing with fine particle soot pollution that affects the health of millions of Americans. — John Stanton

Most of these admissions occurred the same day as the rise in fine particle concentration, which suggests a short lag time between the change in pollution and the subjects’ response. — Francesca Dominici

I would not go to the extent of global desertification, because preventing rainfall in a particular region would leave the vapor in the air and that would eventually rain more elsewhere. So it is more likely that the increased pollution will cause more extreme weather, leading to more droughts in some places and more floods in others. — Daniel Rosenfeld

We’re very, very concerned right now here at the EPA when you are getting this level of heat in the summer months — we’re driving our cars, we’re running our power plants — more pollution builds up. — Carol Browner

We each, in our very small ways multiplied by the millions of us are contributing to the overall pollution of our waters. — Larry Altose

Conventional electricity generation is the largest industrial source of air pollution in the United States, and wind power is a clean and renewable alternative. Whole Foods Market’s commitment to wind power is providing an outstanding example of environmental leadership. — J. J. Johnson

What we’ve often seen is that when we Americans say, look, we’ve got to reduce pollution, business – some businesses complain about it, but almost every time, it’s turned out to be easier and cheaper and accomplished faster, and they’ve gained confidence, and then we go farther. — Al Gore

One of our concerns is the pollution that’s accumulating in whales, — Brent Plater

Wal-Mart’s new commitments to increase efficiency and reduce pollution and waste are important first steps for a company that has such a profound impact on our environment. More companies should take these positive steps towards safer and healthier communities. — Carl Pope

We still have concerns that this legislation could lead to hot spots of mercury pollution in the state. — Mike Town

This ruling, if it stands, threatens to undermine and erode our power as states to hold accountable out-of-state polluters who foul our air, … Carbon dioxide pollution endangers public health and the environment, just as other harmful emissions. These companies must be held accountable and forced to clean up. — Richard Blumenthal

New-car buyers can consider hybrids because they reduce pollution and save the environment, but they shouldn’t expect to save money in the short-term. Our poll data uncovered false expectations. Forty-four percent said a hybrid would cost less than a conventional car to drive and maintain. — Jon Osterberg

I am concerned about the air we breathe and the water we drink. If overfishing continues, if pollution continues, many of these species will disappear off the face of the earth. — Bernie Marcus

We do have a huge problem with air pollution in Ohio and part of the reason is the power plants … which are old, dirty and burn coal. — Janice Nolen

We don’t know what kind of transport system will develop, but oil supply and pollution issues might cause the Chinese government to mandate fuel cells. That type of top-down government could create an immediate market. In the U.S. this would be more of a trickle. — David Edwards

Unfortunately, my satellite measurements reveal that almost all pollution sources produce many small aerosols that work to reduce the size of the cloud droplets, thus the precipitation. — Daniel Rosenfeld

Carbon pollution contributes to climate change, which causes temperatures to rise. Hotter temperatures mean more smog in the air, and breathing smog can inflame deep lung tissue. Repeated inflammation over time can permanently scar lung tissue, even in low concentrations. — Frances Beinecke

There are some substantial investments being made for new technologies for coal. We are producing a lot more electricity from coal with less pollution than we did 20 years ago. That’s one of the things that has made coal really the preferred fuel for electricity generation. — Chris Jenkins

We are honored to participate in this Consumer Choice Initiative, and we applaud the Mayor for recognizing the importance of consumer choice and especially for educating consumers about the benefits of pollution free electricity from renewable sources. Most people don’t know that making electricity is the leading cause of industrial air pollution in the United States. Green Mountain Energy Company provides customers with an easy way to purchase clean, affordable electricity. — Paul Thomas

To see the plume of pollution that affected so many nations without being able to do a thing about it was a big wake-up call. But the question now is: what is more important ? the risk around nuclear or the risk around global warming? — Keith Turner

Ozone smog represents the single most challenging pollution problem the country is facing. — Dave Cohen

We use energy every day on campus, with a lot of pollution and a lot of environmental costs with the use. Implementing energy efficiency measures is not only good for the environment but also in turn would be economical. — Katelyn Keefe

Global warming is real. And here’s how it works. The earth has an atmosphere, which acts a blanket. As we put extra pollution into the atmosphere, the blanket gets thicker and the earth gets warmer. It’s essentially as simple as that. — Michael Shore

Fortunately, reducing light pollution is easy. Plus, it’s good for national parks and good for America generally. — Dave Simon

The Keystone XL pipeline is a threat to our nation. It would increase pollution and intensify climate change for generations to come. We must raise our voices and demand our leaders reject this dirty scheme. — Frances Beinecke

We stand today poised on a pinnacle of wealth and power, yet we live in a land of vanishing beauty, of increasing ugliness, of shrinking open space and of an overall environment that is diminished daily by pollution and noise and blight. This, in brief, is the quiet conservation crisis. — Stewart Udall

States like New Jersey have already made a commitment to reduce mercury pollution by 90 percent. The technology is out there. We just need to move in that direction. — Chris Carney

Confusion, destruction, suffering, displacement and pollution that have affected hundreds of thousands of people across several states. — Pete Domenici

EPA just strengthened its hand to make sure states implement clean air rules on time and on target, but it failed to take the extra steps to fully address the pollution blowing into North Carolina, — Michael Shore

The provincial government has set up a special team to investigate the accusations of pollution and shut down those chemical plants thought responsible. — Xinhua Agency

Mexico City’s pollution probably doesn’t have a global impact, but all urban areas together do, and the world is urbanizing. If we can understand the pollution impacts of Mexico City, we can apply this new knowledge to other urban areas across the globe. — Sasha Madronich

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