User: flenvcenter Topic: Air and Climate-National
Category: Air :: Air Policy
Last updated: Oct 25 2014 06:20 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Law firm that won Toyota safety settlement targets Takata air bags 25.10.2014 LA Times: Business
The law firm that negotiated a $1.6-billion class action settlement with Toyota in the 2013 sudden acceleration case -- and just filed suit against General Motors over that company's faulty ignition switch -- is now targeting Takata air bags and Honda.
Polluters Push a Paragon of Misinformation, But Most Americans Want Climate Action 24.10.2014 Switchboard, from NRDC
Pete Altman, Climate and Clean Air Campaign Director, Washington, D.C.: A new “poll,” with some state-by-state results, is part of a larger, polluter-coordinated, national disinformation campaign to keep our air dirty, our health in jeopardy and our country paralyzed in the face of real and growing threats from climate change....
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Court Lifts Stay on Cross-State Air Pollution Rule 24.10.2014 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Court Lifts Stay on Cross-State Air Pollution Rule
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Air strikes hit Islamic State near Syrian border town 23.10.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Air strikes by U.S.-led forces have killed 521 Islamist fighters and 32 civilians during a month-long campaign in Syria, a monitoring group which tracks the violence said on ...
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Suit Demands EPA Show Documents Related to Big Oil Influence over Fuel Standards 22.10.2014 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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Court Approves Flawed EPA Air Pollution Plan for “Scenic Landscape” States 22.10.2014 Commondreams.org Newswire
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The dirty effects of mountaintop removal mining 22.10.2014 Washington Post: Editorials
FOR DECADES, coal companies have been removing mountain peaks to haul away coal lying just underneath. More recently, scientists and regulators have been developing a clearer understanding of the environmental consequences . They aren’t ...
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Pakistan pulls anti-government TV channel off air, accuses it of 'maligning' judiciary 21.10.2014 Star Tribune: World
Pakistan pulls anti-government TV channel off air 21.10.2014 World
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's media regulation authority says it has taken an anti-government TV news channel off air for 15 days for "maligning" the country's ...
Why We Are Working With Colleagues in China to Develop Sustainability Metrics 20.10.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
I am in no way an expert on China, but one need not be an expert to understand that China's elite knows they are in the midst of a deep crisis of environmental sustainability. I visited Beijing last week to finalize a partnership between Columbia University's Earth Institute Research Program on Sustainability Policy and Management and the China Center for International Economic Exchanges. Our goal is to develop a set of focused, practical sustainability metrics that can be used by businesses and governmental agencies in China, the United States, and around the world. While there are a number of NGOs and governments engaged in similar work, our goal is to develop measures of the physical dimensions of sustainability, rather than the broader environmental and social justice indicators pursued by many other organizations. The China Center for International Economic Exchanges (CCIEE) is a new and impressive Chinese think tank that has the ear of the government and is loaded with analytic talent. At Columbia, ...
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Space plane lands after 674-day secret mission 19.10.2014 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The U.S. military landed its X-37B robotic space plane at Vandenberg Air Force Base in central California on Friday, ending a classified 22-month mission that marked the third in Earth orbit for the experimental program, the Air ...
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EPA’s Rules on Ozone-Depleting Chemicals Miss the Mark on Health and Climate Protection 17.10.2014 NRDC: News/Media Center Feed
WASHINGTON (October 17, 2014) – David Doniger, director of the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Climate and Clean Air Program, made this comment on a final rule issued today by the Environmental Protection Agency limiting the use of HCFC-22, used in air conditioners and refrigeration. It is the most powerful ozone-depleting chemical still in widespread use and traps nearly 2,000 times more heat than carbon ...
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Bill Would Obstruct Clean Air Act Protections 17.10.2014 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
By Elena Craft, PhD Air quality signboard indicating an ozone watch – Harris County Courthouse Annex 19 – Gulfton, Houston. Earlier this year, close to 20 Texas counties received a grade of "F" from the  American Lung Association  for ozone pollution (up from 15 counties in 2013). Ozone is one of the most ubiquitous and harmful air pollutants on the planet and has been linked to premature deaths, increased asthma attacks and other severe respiratory illnesses, as well as increased emergency room and hospital admissions. And it poses an especially serious risk to children, seniors and those with lung diseases like asthma and bronchitis. If realized, a stronger public health standard for ozone would prevent up to 12,000 premature deaths, avoid up to 21,000 hospitalizations and provide $100 billion in associated economic benefits. Why then are Texas officials fighting tooth and nail against it? U.S. Rep.  Randy Weber , R-Pearland, joined by fellow Texas Republican Reps.  Lamar Smith  of San Antonio,  Pete ...
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International Climate News October: Hints for Paris Emerge at Climate Summit, NRDC releases new Indian reports, & more 17.10.2014 Switchboard, from NRDC
Jake Schmidt, International Climate Policy Director, Washington, DC: 400,000 PEOPLE DEMAND ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE THROUGH THE PEOPLES CLIMATE MARCH The turnout for the peoples climate march was massive and historical by all standards. 400,000 people came, marched and demanded action on climate change in New York. The...
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A New Step in the Fight to Reduce Toxic Mercury Pollution from Power Plants 16.10.2014 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
(This post was written by EDF Senior Attorneys Graham McCahan and Tomas Carbonell) Today, EDF and its allies joined the latest fight to protect the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Mercury and Air Toxics Standards. We filed a brief asking the Supreme Court to deny the petitions that are seeking review of a lower court decision […]
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Drone Victims Sue German Government for Facilitating Strikes in Yemen 15.10.2014 Commondreams.org Newswire
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Appeals court: Citizens United can air movie about Colorado politics without disclosing donors 15.10.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Obama to meet with 20 foreign defense chiefs on Islamic State threat 14.10.2014 L.A. Times - World News
President Obama will meet with more than 20 foreign chiefs of defense at Andrews Air Force Base on Tuesday to discuss strategy in the battle against Islamic State militants.
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BPA in the Air: Manufacturing Plants in Ohio, Indiana, Texas Are Top Emitters 14.10.2014 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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Obama girls, Malala, Tavi Gevinson make Time's 'influential teens' list 14.10.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
The daughters of President Barack Obama, entertainers, a Nobel laureate and a girl baseball player all made Time's annual list of most influential teenagers, the magazine said on ...
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