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Category: Air :: Air Policy
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Why now is the moment for cities around the world to act decisively on air pollution 30.6.2020 Nanotechnology Notes
Sarah Vogel, Ph.D., is Vice President for Health. This is the second in a series of Global Clean Air blogs on COVID-19 and air pollution. EDF scientists and program experts will share data about pollution levels during quarantine from a local and global perspective, and provide recommendations for governments and companies to Rebuild Better. Around the […]
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Should you travel this summer? Here’s a guide to flying, road trips and other vacation concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic. 24.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
For those planning a trip away from home this summer, the Tribune asked local medical experts what precautions and items to take on every step of a journey by airplane, car or train. What follows are their answers along with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, Transportation Security Administration and other state and federal agencies.
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Some of the biggest names in trucking are calling for federal support of electric trucks and buses 23.6.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Some of the biggest names in trucking are calling for federal support of electric trucks and buses
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Nevada to adopt California's stricter car pollution standards, rejecting Trump rollback 23.6.2020 LA Times: Environment

Nevada is the latest state to announce it is adopting California's tougher tailpipe pollution standards, putting it at odds with Trump administration.

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12 bills Colorado lawmakers passed in 2020 that you should know about 19.6.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
During a historic 84-day session, Colorado lawmakers passed a slew of major legislation -- some of it so early on that it might feel like it happened in a different session.
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Lyft commits to 100% electric vehicles by 2030. Here’s why it matters. 18.6.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Lyft commits to 100% electric vehicles by 2030. Here’s why it matters.
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The case against the Trump administration’s rollback of the Clean Power Plan 16.6.2020 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
The Environmental Protection Agency will file a legal brief today defending its decision to dismantle the Clean Power Plan and replace it with the harmful and cynically misnamed Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule. But nothing EPA says can alter the fact that ACE is destructive, costly, and unlawful. EPA projects that ACE will reduce power […]
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Wheeler’s Remarks about Cleaner Air Shameless and Misleading - EDF 5.6.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Wheeler’s Remarks about Cleaner Air Shameless and Misleading - EDF
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Trump Administration Proposes “Cooking the Books” to Justify Undermining Clean Air Laws 5.6.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Trump Administration Proposes “Cooking the Books” to Justify Undermining Clean Air Laws
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Let’s Connect the Dots Between Environmental Injustice and the Coronavirus 30.5.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Yale Environment 360 and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. While cities and towns across the United States are wrestling with the devastating impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, none have been hit harder than low-income and minority communities. Places like Detroit, Chicago, and St. James Parish […]
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Colorado joins 22 other states in launching legal fight against Trump rollback of fuel-efficiency standards 28.5.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser and counterparts in 22 other states on Wednesday filed a lawsuit aimed at killing the Trump administration's rollback of fuel-efficiency standards for reducing climate-warming gases and other harmful air pollution from vehicle tailpipes.
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EDF Experts at Public Hearing – It Is “Crucial” That EPA Strengthen Safeguards for Soot 22.5.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EDF Experts at Public Hearing – It Is “Crucial” That EPA Strengthen Safeguards for Soot
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Many cities around the globe saw cleaner air after being shut down for COVID-19. But not Chicago. 14.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Average daily soot concentrations in the region declined by only 1% last month compared with April 2019, according to a Chicago Tribune analysis. By contrast, soot levels in New York City dropped 28% last month.
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Green Groups Ask D.C. Circuit to Uphold Pollution Safeguards for Freight Trailers 13.5.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Green Groups Ask D.C. Circuit to Uphold Pollution Safeguards for Freight Trailers
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The coronavirus is delaying air quality rules, even in eco-minded California 13.5.2020 LA Times: Environment

Powerful industries are pressuring California regulators to delay or roll back air quality and climate regulations due the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Trump administration’s air toxics loophole would intensify environmental injustice 11.5.2020 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
One of the most disturbing aspects of the new coronavirus crisis is that people already struggling with underlying respiratory conditions seem to be at greater risk. This means that vulnerable communities already bearing the brunt of the health harms from dangerous pollution may suffer even more. Yet the Trump administration has spent the last few […]
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Amid COVID-19, the Trump administration sets dangerous air pollution standards. What is at stake for Houstonians? 11.5.2020 Nanotechnology Notes
Ananya Roy, Senior Health Scientist; Rachel Fullmer, Senior Attorney; Jeremy Proville, Director; Grace Tee Lewis, Health Scientist The Trump administration’s disregard for science has been clear in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it’s not the only health threat they’re making worse by ignoring overwhelming scientific evidence. For three years the administration has systematically […]
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D.C. Circuit to Hear Oral Argument in Case about Deadly Cross-State Air Pollution Afflicting Millions of New Yorkers 6.5.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
D.C. Circuit to Hear Oral Argument in Case about Deadly Cross-State Air Pollution Afflicting Millions of New Yorkers
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The silver lining in flight refund fight? A California law that reimburses travelers 6.5.2020 LA Times: Health

An L.A. woman was to fly from LAX to Toronto and back. The airline canceled the flight. It won't give her a refund nor will the booking agency.

Clean trucks are more important than ever 5.5.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Cleaning up air pollution drives economic growth.
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