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Policy News: June 11, 2018 12.6.2018 EcoTone
ESA Policy News In This Issue: Proposed Alaskan Pebble Mine Could Threaten World’s Largest Salmon Fishery and Wetlands Army Corps of Engineers seeks public comments by June 29. EPA’s Science Advisory Board Holds First Meeting of 2018, Congress Signals Its Support SAB voted to review the EPA’s ‘secret science’ proposed rule. Congress House Appropriations Committee ...
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CU begins testing blood of people who may have consumed water contaminated by chemicals in firefighting foam used on Peterson AFB 3.6.2018 Denver Post: Business
Two years after revelations that one of mankind's hardest-to-get-rid-of chemicals has contaminated groundwater tapped by communities south of Colorado Springs, full investigation of the harm still isn't done.
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CLAT Result 2018: Ludhiana boy gets AIR 12 2.6.2018 Education – The Indian Express
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CLAT 2018: Haryana girl tops Tricity with all-India rank 19 1.6.2018 Education – The Indian Express
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The Daily 202: Trump wins a battle in the culture war as NFL owners cave on national anthem protests 24.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
But it’s a Pyrrhic victory.
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Stalls, stops and breakdowns: Problems plague push for electric buses 20.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

When Chinese battery maker BYD Ltd. approached Southern California officials in 2008 touting ambitious plans to build electric cars, local politicians jumped at the promise of thousands of jobs and cleaner air.  

In the nine years since, agencies have awarded BYD grants, subsidies and public contracts...

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How China is cleaning up its air pollution faster than the post-Industrial UK 17.5.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
How China is cleaning up its air pollution faster than the post-Industrial UK
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The Energy 202: Scott Pruitt came closer than ever to admitting mistakes. Democrats say it's not enough. 17.5.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Scott Pruitt came closer than ever to admitting mistakes. Democrats say it's not enough.
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Sulfur Dioxide Damages Lungs, and Scott Pruitt Is Letting More of It in Our Air 15.5.2018 Mother Jones
Nearly a quarter of the nation’s coal-fired power plants in 2017 lacked pollution controls limiting emissions of lung-damaging sulfur dioxide, even though some of their counterparts have been using the controls for almost 40 years. Federal data show this disparity. It leaves communities like Labadie, Missouri, exposed to stubbornly high levels of the pollutant, even […]
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The Energy 202: Mothers lobbied Scott Pruitt to ban a toxic chemical. Two days later, EPA signaled it would. 11.5.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Mothers lobbied Scott Pruitt to ban a toxic chemical. Two days later, EPA signaled it would.
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Trump's reality-show handling of prisoner release belies hard diplomacy ahead with North Korea 11.5.2018 LA Times: Nation

With bright lights illuminating the middle-of-the-night darkness on the tarmac and a gigantic U.S. flag as a backdrop, President Trump strode toward waiting cameras with three Americans newly freed from prison in North Korea. He gushed that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “really was excellent”...

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Houston's smog won't go away without EPA's help 10.5.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Houston's smog won't go away without EPA's help
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California’s air quality chief: If Trump’s EPA gets its way, we’ll be 'fumigated' again by pollution 9.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary
Mary Nichols, who heads California's Air Resources Board, clears away any confusion about why our fuel economy rules matter so much.
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Southwest D.C. is getting a new stadium, new restaurants and more dust and pollution for its poorest residents 7.5.2018 Washington Post
Southwest D.C. is getting a new stadium, new restaurants and more dust and pollution for its poorest residents
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Southern California air quality officials will craft rules governing warehouse, rail yard pollution 5.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Southern California air quality officials voted Friday to craft rules governing warehouses, distribution centers and rail yards in a controversial bid to combat transportation emissions in the nation’s smoggiest region.

The governing board of the South Coast Air Quality Management District moved...

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The Supreme Court has a blockbuster season — and the justices are pretty divided 3.5.2018 Washington Post
Following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in 2016, the justices decided cases narrowly and tried hard to reach consensus. With the vacant seat filled, there have been more divided decisions.
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The Energy 202: Government watchdog investigating controversial EPA tweet, union says 2.5.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Government watchdog investigating controversial EPA tweet, union says
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Defending California's right to clean air 2.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

World leaders may negotiate their climate change accords in foreign capitals, but the efforts to stem global warming may succeed or fail based on what happens in United States courtrooms, where the state of California is leading the charge to block the Trump administration’s anti-environment, anti-science...

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California joins 16 other states and sues to halt Trump's plan to roll back vehicle emission standards 2.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

An angry Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday announced a lawsuit by California and 16 other states against the Trump administration to stop it from rolling back aggressive national fuel economy standards championed by the state.

In stinging comments at the Capitol, Brown said actions of the Trump administration...

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New EPA Science Regulation: A Trojan Horse that Hurts Public Health 2.5.2018 Nanotechnology Notes
By Dr. Ananya Roy, Sc.D. & Dr. Elena Craft, Ph.D Last week, embattled EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt rushed to propose a new rule that may prevent EPA from using certain scientific studies in its decisions. He was in such a rush that he didn’t even wait for the White House Office of Management and Budget […]
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