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Here’s How Big Farms Got a Big Government Pass on Air Pollution 16.9.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published by the Center for Public Integrity.  On nice days, Elsie Herring can sink back into her porch rocking chair, enjoying the rural property that’s been in her family since 1891. Other days, the wind carries a foul-smelling mist that chokes Herring and coats the pink siding of her home. It’s […]
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New Research Shows Disproportionate Rate of Coronavirus Deaths in Polluted Areas 15.9.2020 Mother Jones
This story was published originally by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. The industrial plants in the riverside Louisiana city of Port Allen have worried Diana LeBlanc since her children […]
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Passing the buck: The Trump EPA’s mind-boggling efforts to ignore the risks of 1,4-dioxane in drinking water 3.9.2020 Nanotechnology Notes
Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist. Readers of this blog will recall the major concerns EDF, EPA’s science advisors, and many others have raised about the Trump EPA’s systematic exclusion from its risk evaluations all human exposures to chemicals released to air, water and land.  EPA has taken this illegal, unscientific and un-health protective […]
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At Public Hearing, EDF Experts Call on Trump EPA to Strengthen Protections from Smog 2.9.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
At Public Hearing, EDF Experts Call on Trump EPA to Strengthen Protections from Smog
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They Know How to Prevent Megafires. Why Won’t Anybody Listen? 2.9.2020 Mother Jones
This story was published in partnership with ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. What a week. Rough for all Californians. Exhausting for the firefighters on the front lines. Heart-shattering for […]
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Providing comfort or promoting racism: Lake County politicians predictably split along party lines about motives for Trump’s visit to nearby Kenosha 2.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
A number of Lake County Republicans thought Trump’s trip was the right move for the nation’s leader, while some local Democrats questioned the reasons for the visit.
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Editorial: California is leading again on clean trucks and cleaner air 30.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

California has taken big steps toward slashing emissions from heavy-duty diesel trucks that contribute heavily to smog, soot and planet-warming gases.

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California targets diesel trucks, ships with biggest pollution cuts in years 27.8.2020 LA Times: Environment

California air quality officials are poised to adopt their biggest pollution-cutting regulations in more than a decade by targeting two leading sources of cancer-causing and smog-forming emissions: diesel trucks and oceangoing ships.

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Four reasons why investing in clean energy is essential for rebuilding the economy 25.8.2020 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
As federal lawmakers continue to debate different approaches for jump-starting our economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, they must also consider how the investments we make today can be designed to avoid the worst environmental, social and economic impacts of climate change in the long run. Amid much disagreement, one promising area of […]
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Thousands allowed to bypass environmental rules in pandemic 24.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Thousands of oil and gas operations, government facilities and other sites won permission to stop monitoring for hazardous emissions or otherwise bypass rules intended to protect health and the environment because of the coronavirus outbreak, The Associated Press has found.
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With emissions deal, California takes aim at automakers' alliance with Trump 21.8.2020 LA Times: Business

California's emissions deal with five key automakers takes aim at Trump environmental rollbacks

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As wildfire smoke hangs over Colorado, state’s air quality board inches toward plan to reduce haze 21.8.2020 Denver Post: Local
A 90-degree haze of wildfire smoke and other pollutants hung over Colorado's mountain valleys and cities Thursday, increasingly beyond the control of state government officials, who inched forward in their efforts to make improvements to future air quality.
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Goodyear CEO: Workers can wear attire supporting police, but not political gear 21.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
The CEO of Goodyear said that it will allow employees to wear attire backing law enforcement, though it will continue to ask them not to express support for political candidates on the job.
Do Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles Make Sense for Cities? 19.8.2020 THE CITY FIX
Companies like Toyota, Nikola and H2X are doubling down on hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and positioning them as alternatives to their more popular zero-emission counterparts, battery electric vehicles. These companies and some advocates believe fuel cell vehicles could be key to ...
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An insurance policy for cutting emissions: New research strengthens the case for climate backstops 10.8.2020 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
Climate backstops are a critical part of a carbon fee that help ensure expected emissions reductions actually occur. More federal climate proposals are using them, including the new America’s Clean Future Fund Act from Senator Richard Durbin. New research on these innovative mechanisms can help advance our understanding of different design options and implications for […]
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Strict mask rules? Empty middle seats? We compare airlines' COVID-19 policies 8.8.2020 LA Times: Health

Some airlines ban passengers from future flights if they refuse to wear a mask. A couple don't accept medical exemptions.

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The Spin: Former Bear Singletary travels with Trump to Texas | Gov. Pritzker’s dire COVID-19 warning | Mayor Lightfoot’s political call to arms 30.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Welcome to The Spin, the Chicago Tribune's politics newsletter.
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How Trees Can Help Us Fight A Pandemic 27.7.2020 Mother Jones
As the world grapples with the devastation of the coronavirus, one thing is clear: The United States simply wasn’t prepared. Despite repeated warnings from infectious disease experts over the years, we lacked essential beds, equipment, and medication; public health advice was confusing, and our leadership offered no clear direction while sidelining credible health professionals and institutions. Infectious […]
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How McKinsey Is Making $100 Million (and Counting) Advising on the Government’s Bumbling Coronavirus Response 22.7.2020 Mother Jones
This story was published originally by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. In the middle of March, as the coronavirus pandemic was shutting down the country, McKinsey & Co., the giant management consulting firm, saw opportunity. […]
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The broad coalition defending America’s state and national clean car standards in court 21.7.2020 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
The legal battle over America’s Clean Car Standards is now in full swing. EDF and a broad coalition that includes 23 states from all regions of the country recently filed court documents defending both state and national clean car standards against attacks from the Trump administration. The Trump administration recently finalized a rule that would […]
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