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Category: Air :: Air Policy
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It’s time to close EPA’s harmful new air toxics loophole 3.10.2018 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
This post was co-authored by EDF Legal Fellow Surbhi Sarang Earlier this year EPA created a pollution loophole that would allow industrial facilities to increase their emissions of toxic air pollutants like benzene, creating a huge risk to public health. This week EDF and a coalition of seven other environmental, environmental justice, and public health […]
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Five things you should know about the Trump Administrations latest assault on the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards 2.10.2018 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
In 1990, while I was busy with kid priorities like learning to roller-skate, Congress was updating the Clean Air Act – kicking off a process to reduce mercury and other air toxic air pollution from coal-fired power plants. Fast-forward several decades to 2012, the year my first daughter was born, and we finally had the […]
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U.S. Pulls Some Missile-Defense Systems Out of Mideast 26.9.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
The Pentagon is removing U.S. missile systems from the Middle East next month, U.S. military officials said, a move that will leave American allies with fewer defenses as the White House ramps up its rhetoric against what it says are threats posed by Iran.
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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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The science is clear: We need a stronger smog standard 4.9.2018 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
By Ananya Roy A mom rubs her sons back as she murmurs softly “It’s going to be OK. You are going to feel better soon.”“Mom, am I going to miss baseball practice again?” Frustration lacing every word, as the young boy looked longingly at the sunshine streaming through the emergency department waiting area window. The […]
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Experts condemn the Trump administration’s attack on strong Clean Car Standards 29.8.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Experts condemn the Trump administration’s attack on strong Clean Car Standards
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Air pollution exposure harms cognitive performance, study finds 28.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
The researchers tested more than 25,000 people multiple times, matching the results with pollution data from the time of each test. Older adults were most affected by air quality.
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How Trump’s EPA is leaving Houston and all of America at risk one year after Hurricane Harvey 24.8.2018 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
This weekend marks one year since Hurricane Harvey made landfall and wreaked a huge amount of havoc in Texas and other Gulf States. While there are many lessons we can learn from the storm, and much finger pointing that can be done, one fact is clear: Trump’s EPA failed to properly protect children and families […]
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A chorus of opposition to Wheeler’s sham Clean Power Plan replacement 24.8.2018 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler just released his proposal to severely weaken America’s only nation-wide carbon pollution protections for existing power plants – to a chorus of opposition from the American public, state and local officials, faith organizations, health and environmental organizations, and leaders across the political spectrum. Wheeler’s proposal would scrap the landmark Clean […]
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Cowboy up: Wyoming’s new oil and gas proposal helps state lead on air quality 22.8.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Cowboy up: Wyoming’s new oil and gas proposal helps state lead on air quality
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Trump administration proposes to scrap Obama-era Clean Power Plan 21.8.2018 Philly.com News
The proposal comes on the heels of an EPA proposal earlier this month to rollback fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks
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EPA Administrator Wheeler prepares to gut Clean Power Plan, increasing pollution and harming health 16.8.2018 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is reportedly planning to all but abolish one of America’s most important climate protections: the Clean Power Plan, our only nation-wide limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants. Though Wheeler might claim that he is offering a Clean Power Plan “replacement,” his reported plan would forfeit the tremendous benefits […]
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EPA Administrator Wheeler prepares to allow massive increases in climate pollution 16.8.2018 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is reportedly planning to all but abolish one of America’s most important climate protections: the Clean Power Plan, our only nation-wide limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants. Though Wheeler might claim that he is offering a Clean Power Plan “replacement,” his reported plan would forfeit the tremendous benefits […]
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EPA's new asbestos rule: Philadelphia doctors call it 'a death sentence' 10.8.2018 Philly.com News
With its many older buildings and shipbuilding heritage, Philadelphia faces a legacy of asbestos dangers. Much of the scientific research linking asbestos fibers and cancer was assembled by Philadelphia researchers.
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Can the EPA Roll Back California's Clean Air Standards? 10.8.2018 American Prospect
(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) The Los Angeles skyline on June 24, 2010 Capital & Main  is an award-winning publication that reports from California on economic, political and social issues. The American Prospect is co-publishing this piece. When officials within the Trump administration, on August 2, proposed scaling back Obama-era fuel-economy standards and revoking California’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from tailpipes, they were betting on the chance that courts can’t tell the difference between a law against gas guzzlers and one against carbon belchers. Low-mileage cars and low-emissions cars are often one and the same, they may have reasoned. If you’re requiring a car to emit less carbon dioxide, you’re also asking that it burn less fuel. That part might be mostly true, although there are emissions controls that have nothing to do with gas mileage. But from a legal standpoint, fuel economy and tailpipe emissions take distinctly different routes to regulation. Fuel-economy ...
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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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Families speak out on trichloroethylene exposure: It’s time for EPA to act on TCE 2.8.2018 Nanotechnology Notes
Samantha Lovell is a Project Specialist. Lindsay McCormick, is a Project Manager. Today, families from across the country came to Washington, DC to tell lawmakers how the toxic chemical trichloroethylene (TCE) has impacted their lives. TCE is a known human carcinogen that is toxic to the immune system and kidney, and can cause fetal heart damage […]
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Judge Kavanaugh’s Deregulatory Agenda 25.7.2018 American Prospect
AP Photo/Evan Vucci President Donald Trump shakes hands with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in the East Room of the White House Most of us take for granted the federal regulations that make our air cleaner, our drinking water purer, our food, highways and workplaces safer, and our economic transactions less vulnerable to fraud and abuse. And few of us realize the extent to which those protections are subject to reversal by federal courts applying legal principles prescribed by the Supreme Court. If confirmed to the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh would be a fervent vote against even well established forms of regulation. A telling example of Kavanaugh’s ideological aversion to even minimal government regulation is his dissent in a case in which the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fined SeaWorld of Florida following a tragic incident at its Orlando facility in which a killer whale named Tilikum pulled a trainer off a platform and held her underwater until she drowned.  A ...
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She warned America that Russia hacked our voting rolls. Why is she in jail? | Will Bunch 25.7.2018 Philly.com News
Last week's indictment of 12 Russian spies was a vindication for a young Georgia woman named Reality Winner, who'd warned the nation in 2017 that governmental denials about hacking of voting systems weren't true. Unfortunately, she got the news while serving a 63-month prison sentence.
Fed Chair Jerome Powell Says Trade Policies Complicate Outlook 13.7.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said a strong economy will allow the central bank to keep raising interest rates gradually and said it was too soon to judge how recent trade policy actions could influence the central bank’s policies.
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