User: flenvcenter Topic: Air and Climate-Independent
Category: Air :: Air Policy
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See where PFAS pollution has been confirmed in the American West 30.5.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Western states lag behind in both monitoring and regulating the class of ‘forever chemicals.’
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How can we get more electric trucks on the road? 30.4.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
New standards and new technologies could be the answer.
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A Chemical Site In Texas Has Been On Fire For Days, But Air Quality Is Safe, Officials Say 20.3.2019 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
“I know the cloud of dark smoke seems ominous," Houston's mayor said of the plume, which could be seen up to 30 miles away.
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25 badass women shaking up the corporate climate movement 8.3.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
From determined diplomats to compassionate policy experts to pragmatic executives, they are role models for any gender.
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Contamination from an Air Force base devastates a New Mexico dairy 28.2.2019 High Country News Most Recent
An investigation shows the impact toxic chemicals are having on the community of Clovis.
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The VW scandal leads to a path to healthier cities 19.2.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
It was the largest environmental settlement in U.S. history. How can it have the most impact?
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What killed Washington’s carbon tax? 21.1.2019 Current Issue
The curious death of 1631 and what it says about the future of addressing climate change.
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Trump’s EPA is reluctant to punish law-breaking polluters 28.12.2018 High Country News Most Recent
A recent report shows that law enforcement at the agency is declining.
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California regulators pass major electric bus mandate 15.12.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Advocates of the regulation are calling it "historic" and a rule that could help accelerate the electrification of heavy duty vehicle fleets.
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How to encourage policies and R&D for carbon-reducing technologies 10.11.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Fighting atmospheric emissions requires CCS and CO2 removal — at scale.
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Curbing CAFE and zero-emissions standards wouldn’t mean the end of plug-ins 6.11.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Long vehicle design cycles and mandates beyond the U.S. border will continue to fuel progress.
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‘Super pollutants’ such as methane, HFCs and black carbon were a hot topic at GCAS 17.9.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Acting quickly to reduce relatively short-lived yet potent gases could have a big impact on human health and slow global warming.
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Rural Americans' struggles against factory farm pollution find traction in court 6.8.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Industrial farms have negatively impacted surrounding communities for decades, but new litigation might be changing that.
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Big corporate and civic fleet buyers push for more EV choices 12.7.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
An airy, brick-walled space, next to a Formula E race track, set the scene for a campaign kickoff Tuesday in Brooklyn, New York, intended to promote zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) as a way to fight climate change at a time when the federal government wants to relax rules to limit tailpipe emissions.
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Global Leaders Condemn Trump's "Scorn for International Law" As Haley Threatens More Possible Air Strikes 15.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley listens during a UN Security Council meeting at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, on April 14, 2018. The UN Security Council on Saturday opened a meeting at Russia's request to discuss military strikes carried out by the United States, France and Britain on Syria in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack. (Photo: Hector Retamal / AFP / Getty Images) As foreign policy experts  denounced  the missile strikes ordered by President Donald Trump Friday night, U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley further troubled critics on Saturday when she  warned  that the U.S. is prepared to attack the war-torn country again. "I spoke to the US president this morning and he said that if the Syrian regime uses this poisonous gas again, the United States is locked and loaded," Haley intoned at an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council, referring to a suspected chemical attack that Trump has accused Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of carrying out last ...
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Auto Alliance Pushed Climate Denial to Get Trump Admin to Abandon Obama Fuel Efficiency Standards 8.4.2018 Truthout.com
(Photo: LanaElcova / Shutterstock) The Trump administration  officially announced Monday that it will scrap fuel economy and emissions targets  for cars and light-duty trucks sold in the United States and set new weaker standards, effectively undermining one of the federal government's most effective policies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. As  the New York Times  and  the Los Angeles Times  anticipated late last week, the two agencies responsible for auto standards -- the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) -- both claimed that their internal reviews have found the Obama-era standards to be too strict, and that the agencies would go back to the drawing board to revise standards for model years 2022-2025.  The weaker standards, expected to be revealed in coming months and reported to be well below the  current targets of 54.5 miles per gallon  (or roughly 35 miles per gallon in real-world driving conditions), will be celebrated as a ...
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Court Rules EPA Unlawfully Delayed Environmental Racism Investigations for Decades 6.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Father Phil Schmitter and other advocates from a predominately Black neighborhood in Flint, Michigan filed a civil rights complaint with the EPA more than 20 years before the city became a symbol of environmental racism. The EPA finally completed its investigation into the complaint last year, and only after environmental justice groups took the agency to federal court. Darlene McClendon, 62, at her home in Flint, Michigan, on October 11, 2016. (Photo: Brittany Greeson / For The Washington Post via Getty Images) Exposing the wrongdoing of those in power has never been more important. Support Truthout's independent, investigative journalism by making a donation! A federal court ruled this week that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) violated the Civil Rights Act by delaying investigations into environmental discrimination complaints for years, even decades. For plaintiff Phil Schmitter, a priest and social justice activist from Flint, Michigan, the ruling is a bittersweet victory that was a long ...
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A Death in Louisiana's Cancer Alley Reinforces a Small Town's Fears of Industry Impacts 4.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Keith Hunter, long-time resident of St. James, Louisiana, in March 2017, roughly a year before he died. (Photo: Julie Dermansky) Thirty seconds: That's how long it takes to support the independent journalism at Truthout. We're counting on you. Click here to chip in! Sixty-year-old Keith Hunter lived in St. James, Louisiana, for roughly 27 years, and during that time, he watched as the sugarcane farms gave way to oil storage tanks and as a railroad terminal was being built down the road, all visible from his front yard. Hunter was an outspoken critic of the industrialization of his neighborhood. And in a similar fashion as some of his neighbors, Hunter died on February 10 following a respiratory illness. The town of St. James lies in St. James Parish, about 50 miles west of New Orleans. Despite its location along a stretch of Mississippi River between New Orleans and Baton Rouge known as both the "Petrochemical Corridor" and "Cancer Alley," St. James remained partially rural until fairly recently. In 2014 ...
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Trump's Comments About His "Good Genes" Make His Death Penalty for Drug Dealers Proposal Even More Horrifying 27.3.2018 Truthout - All Articles
President Trump walks to Marine One from Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, on March 25, 2018. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski / AFP / Getty Images) When Trump says he wants to kill "drug dealers," he is invoking stereotypes about immigrants and Black gang members because in his worldview, victims are white and perpetrators of violence are not. In light of Trump's frequent boast about his own "genetic superiority," it's important to understand his drug policy for what it is -- one of his most alarming racist dog whistles to date. President Trump walks to Marine One from Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, on March 25, 2018. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski / AFP / Getty Images) President Donald Trump has, over the course of one year, gone from praising a dictator for killing drug dealers and users, to pushing to bring at least part of that practice to the United States. That idea is horrifying enough on its own, but when paired with Trump's knee-jerk racism and his previous comments ...
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In Ruling Called "Victory for Everyone Who Breathes," Federal Judge Says Scott Pruitt Violating Clean Air Act 13.3.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, speaks at the 2017 Concordia Annual Summit at the Grand Hyatt New York on September 19, 2017, in New York City. (Photo: Riccardo Savi / Getty Images for Concordia Summit) Resulting in what environmentalists called a "victory for everyone who breathes," a federal district court in California on Monday ruled that President Donald Trump's Environmental Protection Agency is violating the law by not implementing crucial smog protection guidelines mandated under the Clean Air Act. According to Judge Haywood Stirling Gilliam Jr. of the federal District Court for the District of Northern California, EPA chief Scott Pruitt broke the law by not listing areas in the country that are failing to comply with air pollution standards -- a violation of "his nondiscretionary duty under" the federal law -- and gave him until April 30th to list those areas publicly. While Pruitt submitted designations for areas in the country that were complying with smog ...
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