User: flenvcenter Topic: Air and Climate-National
Category: Air :: Air Pollution
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Metro Denver residents drive more despite rise of transit services — hampering efforts to cut air pollution 17.1.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Metro Denver residents have been driving more, pumping tons of heat-trapping pollution into air that already violates health standards -- despite multiplying options over the past decade to ride trains, buses, bicycles, scooters and other alternatives.
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EDF Defends Clean Air Act’s “Good Neighbor” Provisions in Two D.C. Circuit Cases 16.1.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EDF Defends Clean Air Act’s “Good Neighbor” Provisions in Two D.C. Circuit Cases
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Climate change has led to more temperature inversions and the rise of 'super pollution events' 15.1.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
This is why the air was unsafe to breathe and reeked of "hospital waste" in a Pennsylvania community in late December.
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She helped make California a clean air leader. Now Trump could upend that legacy 10.1.2020 LA Times: Environment

Mary Nichols, California Air Resources Board chair, fears the U.S. Supreme Court could take away the state's power to set its own emissions standards.

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Poor visibility in the metro area triggers indoor burning restrictions, voluntary driving reductions 8.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
A poor visibility forecast for the metro area is triggering indoor burning restrictions and a plea to limit driving if possible.
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Port ships are becoming L.A.'s biggest polluters. Will California force a cleanup? 3.1.2020 LA Times: Environment

Regulators are mulling tougher pollution restrictions on docked ships, set to become the biggest source of smog-forming pollution in Southern California.

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Letters to the Editor: Does fouling the water and air 'make America great again'? 2.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Smog obscured mountain views and sickened people for decades in Los Angeles. Trump's rollback of environmental rules will bring those days back.

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San Bernardino airport cargo expansion is approved in a sudden vote 31.12.2019 L.A. Times - Technology News

Inland Empire residents have protested the airport expansion — rumored to be an Amazon project — for months. But on Monday, airport officials approved the project.

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Suncor says oil refinery needs additional checks before restarting unit that spewed ash 28.12.2019 Denver Post: Business
More work is needed before Suncor Energy can restart a unit that released a clay-like “catalyst” Dec. 11, causing smoke to spew out of its stacks in Commerce City and ash to fall to the ground.
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Colorado Adopts Stronger Rules to Protect Health and Climate from Oil and Gas Pollution 19.12.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Colorado Adopts Stronger Rules to Protect Health and Climate from Oil and Gas Pollution
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Why supermarkets are key to a cooler climate 18.12.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Refrigeration management is an urgent need, and a potent opportunity.
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Debate over emission controls on oil and gas reveals divides across Colorado 18.12.2019 Denver Post: Local
Proposals for more frequent inspections of oil and gas sites are highlighting differences of opinion not only between urban and rural parts of the state but also differences within rural Colorado itself.
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Top 10 transportation trends to watch for in 2020 17.12.2019 GreenBiz.com
City greenzones. Methane biodigesters. Connected schoolbuses. There's a lot in store for the next year in mobility.
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EPA declares Colorado a “serious” violator of federal air quality standards, forcing stricter efforts to reduce pollution 17.12.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday reclassified Colorado as a "serious" violator of federal air quality laws, forcing stricter state efforts to reduce air pollution from multiple sources.
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A Beautiful World: Fighting climate change on behalf of the kids who’ll live with it 17.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Heather McTeer Toney believes that anybody can join the fight for a cleaner planet, and should.
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EPA Watchdog Finds Fault with Agency’s Response to Hurricane Harvey Air Pollution 16.12.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EPA Watchdog Finds Fault with Agency’s Response to Hurricane Harvey Air Pollution
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Suncor oil refinery’s “operational upset” spurs call for increased state protection 13.12.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado lawmakers and community leaders upset about the unexplained release this week of what Suncor Energy called a non-hazardous, clay-like "catalyst" from its oil refinery north of Denver on Thursday demanded a more aggressive state response.
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Putting People at the Center of Climate Action 12.12.2019 THE CITY FIX
This commentary explores the social and economic benefits that climate action can deliver and uses real world examples to show how these benefits can be used to further equity and ensure a just transition to a new climate economy. In ...
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EPA’s methane rollback sparks opposition from a diverse group of stakeholders 11.12.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EPA’s methane rollback sparks opposition from a diverse group of stakeholders
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Congress to halt military use of toxic foam contaminating drinking water 11.12.2019 LA Times: Environment

After months of negotiations, Congress has reached a deal that would require the Defense Department to phase out the use of PFAS-containing firefighting foam, which has tainted drinking water sources. But environmental groups and some Democrats have accused Republicans of failing to protect public health by stripping the bill of stronger regulations.

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