Resources: Protecting the Environment
On the Road
Resources for Concerned Citizens
Learn about Your Right to Know
Right-to-know laws provide information about possible chemical exposures. Discover resources EPA provides the public in the spirit of right-to-know.
Search for and Comment on Regulations
Our proposed regulations are almost always open to the public for comment. Your participation leads to better regulations.
At Home and in the Garden
Tips for home safety, avoiding potential risks, and preventing pollution by recycling and conserving water and energy.
Information about preventing pollution in your workplace, and raising awareness of health and safety issues.
On the Road
Consumer information about the environmental impacts of transportation plus tips on cleaner cars, saving gas and improving mileage, boating pollution prevention tips, and more.
Whether you are a student or a teacher in a class about the environment, EPA has lots of educational resources to offer you.
Find helpful information on how to choose purchases that will reduce pollution, save energy and money.
In Your Community
Learn how to protect your neighborhood's natural resources, and get information on air and water quality in your community.
Think Globally, Act Locally
Report a Violation or Emergency
Information on how to protect children from toxins, the sun, lead, and other potential environmental health threats.
Information on the environmental impacts of transportation.
Climate Change: What You Can Do on the Road - The burning of fuels releases carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere and contributes to climate change, but these emissions can be reduced by improving your car's fuel efficiency. You can steps to reduce your greenhouse gas emissions, reduce the nation's dependence on oil and save money.
Save fuel, money, and the environment by choosing SmartWay certified vehicles. Vehicles that receive the SmartWay designation are very good environmental performers relative to other vehicles; the best environmental performers receive the SmartWay Elite designation. Learn more about EPA's other SmartWay programs at epa.gov/smartway.
Consumer Information - Part of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality (formerly: Office of Mobile Sources) Web site, this section provides consumers with a variety of information for controlling air pollution from motor vehicles, farm and construction equipment, and other sources.
The Plain English Guide To The Clean Air Act: Mobile sources - The 1990 Clean Air Act takes a comprehensive approach to reducing pollution from motor vehicles. This publication explains how the Act provides for cleaning up fuels, cars, trucks, buses and other motor vehicles.
US EPA Fuel Economy Guide - This fuel economy guide lists the fuel ecomony (MPG) estimates based on results of tests by the U.S. EPA. These tests are used to certify that vehicles meet the Federal emissions and fuel economy standards.
Green Vehicle Guide - Helps consumers choose the cleanest and most efficient vehicle that meets their needs. The Guide rates cars and trucks according to their emissions and fuel economy performance and provides consumers with information on how to make environmentally-informed choices when purchasing a vehicle. Green Vehicle Guide tips to save gas and improve mileage
Your Car and Clean Air: What YOU Can Do to Reduce Pollution - This fact sheet answers some of the most common questions about reducing emissions from private vehicles. Vehicle emissions contribute to health and environmental problems such as urban smog, air toxics, and global warming.
Automobiles and Carbon Monoxide (4 pp, 23K, About PDF) - Nationwide, two-thirds of the carbon monoxide emissions come from transportation sources, with the largest contribution coming from highway motor vehicles. This publication discusses what is being done to control carbon monoxide levels.
Automobiles and Ozone (6 pp, 63K, About PDF) - In typical urban areas, at least half of the ozone pollutants come from cars, buses, trucks, and off-highway mobile sources such as construction vehicles and boats. This publication discusses what is being done to control ozone levels.
State and Local Transportation Resources - Provides state and local air quality regulators and transportation planners with access to critical information regarding transportation programs and mobile source incentive-based programs, partnership opportunities, grant funding sources, useful contact names, and technical assistance.
Bike to Work - Bicycle riding can improve your health, save you money, and help you protect the environment. Each year Bike To Work Week is celebrated by thousands of people, and is a reminder to dust off and gear up for the riding season.