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There’s a Link Between Exposure to Environmental Hazards and the Most Severe Outcomes of Coronavirus 5.4.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The predominantly black and low-income communities living near the back-to-back petrochemical refineries of Louisiana’s “cancer alley” have long suffered compromised immune systems and high rates of disease. Now, the state’s fast-growing COVID-19 outbreak is poised to hit them especially hard. Yet behind […]
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Trump administration weakens auto emissions, rolling back key climate policy 1.4.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
The Trump administration is replacing Obama-era fuel economy standards with weaker ones that will allow for more air pollution. Groups are already lining up to challenge the new rule.
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Trump rollback of mileage standards guts climate change push 31.3.2020 Denver Post: Local
President Donald Trump is poised to roll back ambitious Obama-era vehicle mileage standards and raise the ceiling on damaging fossil fuel emissions for years to come, gutting one of the United States' biggest efforts against climate change.
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Trump to roll back fuel economy standards, reversing major effort to combat climate change 31.3.2020 LA Times: Environment

The White House is likely to finalize plans to weaken fuel-economy standards, undoing the biggest single step the U.S. has taken to fight global warming.

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Ports and dockworkers seek delay on ship pollution proposal 28.3.2020 LA Times: Environment

Already hit by a coronavirus slowdown, California port workers are asking to delay new rules intended to reduce air pollution from cargo ships.

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Colorado counties sue state over new air-quality regulations 17.3.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Two Colorado counties joined a statewide lawsuit against new oil and gas air-quality rules they say unfairly impact rural areas.
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ICE Is Ignoring a Simple Way to Slow the Spread of Coronavirus: Let People Out of Detention 13.3.2020 Mother Jones
Last week, a Cuban asylum seeker called me from a for-profit jail in Louisiana to express the same fear shared by people across the world. The man, whom I’ll call Alberto to protect him from potential retaliation, had more reason to worry about coronavirus than most: He was detained in a crowded room alongside nearly […]
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Taking an Uber or Lyft pollutes more than driving, California finds. Next stop: Regulations 7.3.2020 LA Times: Environment

California, armed with industry data showing Uber and Lyft rides have higher carbon emissions than private trips, is developing the world's first air quality regulations to reduce the climate impacts of ride hailing.

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Lazarus: Airlines are waiving some fees, but don't count on a coronavirus refund 3.3.2020 LA Times: Health

"Airlines are trying to be accommodating," says one travel industry analyst, "but they're giving out refunds only on a case-by-case basis" in response to the coronavirus.

Clearing the air? New study says Colorado likely underestimates emissions from oil, gas wells 28.2.2020 Denver Post: Local
A new study that says the state has likely underestimated the emissions generated by the oil and gas industry along Colorado's Front Range.
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The Most Successful Air Pollution Treaty You’ve Never Heard Of 25.2.2020 WRI Stories
The Most Successful Air Pollution Treaty You’ve Never Heard Of Comments|Add Comment|PrintScooter-riders with face masks in Hanoi, Vietnam International consensus on cross-border environmental issues has been difficult to achieve, but the 40-year-old Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air-Pollution (or LRTAP as it is known to development professionals) has enjoyed great, if largely unsung, success in the fight against air pollution and climate change. The Convention also led to cleaner air... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Walking the Talk: What Can We Learn from Germany’s New Pedestrian Policy Framework? 21.2.2020 THE CITY FIX
Walking, as simple as it is, is key to many current urban issues. As car ownership grows, people are walking less and becoming less physically active generally, especially adolescents, more than 80% of whom are insufficiently active. The impacts are ...
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EPA data emphasizes danger of Trump Administration’s “air toxics loophole” 20.2.2020 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
Over the last few decades, EPA has issued numerous Clean Air Act protections to curb dangerous air pollution from large industrial sources. Now, however, a proposed Trump Administration loophole threatens to undermine that effort – and data released by EPA itself shows how this loophole might expose millions of Americans to a huge increase in […]
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Amid an oil and gas boom, New Mexico legislators need to refill regulator’s tanks 31.1.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Amid an oil and gas boom, New Mexico legislators need to refill regulator’s tanks
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Jay Sekulow’s Radio Show Is Covering Jay Sekulow’s Impeachment Lawyering 31.1.2020 Mother Jones
President Donald Trump prefers to get his legal representation from TV lawyers. All of his personal attorneys—Rudy Giuliani, Alan Dershowitz, Joseph diGenova and his wife Victoria Toensing—have been regular talking heads on Fox News and in conservative media. But none of them can compete with what attorney Jay Sekulow offers Trump: His own show. And […]
CarbonShot: Federal Policy Options for Carbon Removal in the United States 31.1.2020 WRI Stories
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Denver among top 10 worst U.S. cities for hazardous air pollution, 2 new studies say 30.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Denver residents have been inhaling hazardous air pollution at elevated levels on more than 260 days a year for the past two years, federal records show, as two new studies released this week ranked metro Denver among the top 10 worst U.S. cities for air quality.
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'Our voices are not being heard': Colorado town a test case for California PFAS victims 30.1.2020 LA Times: Environment

When Wendy Rash was diagnosed in 2005 with a thyroid disorder, chronic fatigue and other ailments, her doctor couldn't explain her suddenly failing health.

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U.S. seeks to limit emotional support critters on planes 23.1.2020 LA Times: Business

The days of passengers bringing rabbits, turtles and birds on airplanes as support animals could be ending. Trained dogs get the seal of approval.

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EDF Vows to Continue Fight Against Air Toxics Loophole after D.C. Circuit Declines to Rehear Case 22.1.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EDF Vows to Continue Fight Against Air Toxics Loophole after D.C. Circuit Declines to Rehear Case
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