User: flenvcenter Topic: Air and Climate-Regional
Category: Air :: Air Pollution
Last updated: Feb 22 2017 02:52 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Diane R. Miller: Playing politics with air, water 22.2.2017 Steamboat Pilot
On Sen. Cory Gardner’s Facebook page you will find a collage of photos depicting the beauty of Colorado — a crystalline lake, the Maroon Bells, a field of wheat and a windmill all imply the senator’s appreciation for the environment, sustainable energy, clean water and pristine mountains. From his recent voting record, it is clear that nothing could be further from the truth. Last Friday, Cory Gardner voted to approve Scott Pruitt as Environmental Protection Agency administrator. As Oklahoma’s attorney general, Pruitt has filed over a dozen lawsuits to block regulations that would curb such things as mercury pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution that crosses state lines. Hundreds of former EPA staff have stated that during his tenure in Oklahoma, Pruitt had "shown no interest in enforcing environmental laws." Senator Gardner defends his vote for Pruitt citing the recent injustice of the EPA against plaintiffs in the Gold King Mine spill. He says that he has received assurances that Pruitt ...
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NGT orders inspection of illegal industries in northwest Delhi 15.2.2017 Delhi – The Indian Express
Op-ed: Time to change the narrative on air pollution and economic development 12.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The most typical story about Utah’s air quality and economic development goes something like this: “A company or employee was looking to relocate along the Wasatch Front, but decided to go elsewhere partly because of our air quality challenges.” I can’t disagree with concerns about our air quality and its effect on business recruitment, but it’s time to change this narrative and highlight how Utah companies are helping to improve our air and grow our economy. Indeed, clean air plays a crucial r...
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WildEarth Guardians drags Colorado Springs to federal court saying power plant broke air quality rules 3,000 times 10.2.2017 Denver Post: Local
Environmental pressure group WildEarth Guardians hit Colorado Springs with a lawsuit Thursday targeting its 80-year-old coal-fired power plant in the heart of the city that emits uncertain amounts of toxic gases and particulates into the air.
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Letter: Utah politicians don't trust air they can't see 9.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
On Feb. 1, Salt Lake City officially had the worst air in the nation. Cache Valley, Utah Valley, the Uinta Basin and other high elevation basins with a concentrated human presence have also become synonymous with unacceptably high levels of smog, particulates and ozone, compromising the health of those who live there. Toxic air is responsible for a litany of health deficits and reduced life spans. Our climate change-denying governor and Legislature are complicit in an inefficient and outdated ...
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Delhi’s air quality plunged sharply in 2016 8.2.2017 Delhi – The Indian Express
Scott Pruitt would be a disaster for Colorado’s air, water and our families’ health 7.2.2017 Denver Post: Opinion
Donald Trump’s selection of Scott Pruitt may work to serve his conservative base, but it does not best serve our country. The appointment of Pruitt would create a public health disaster.
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Eight people per day on average die in Delhi due to pollution: SC 6.2.2017 Delhi – The Indian Express
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SC to hear PIL on rising level of air pollution in Delhi 6.2.2017 Delhi – The Indian Express
Editorial: Will Trump era undo Utah air quality progress? 4.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Believe it or not, the air is getting cleaner in Utah. Is that going to continue? For the next few years, it largely depends on the Donald Trump administration. In a state that prides itself on thin regulation, Utahns never have received much help from state law when it comes to air pollution. Utah legislators, particularly in recent years, have been willing to chip in, like requiring more efficient water heaters or tax incentives for electric cars. But the real hammer has been the federal Cl...
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Opponents of Over The River hammer final nail in coffin of artist Christo’s 20-year plan to drape the Arkansas River 4.2.2017 Denver Post: Local
The group that has battled artist Christo’s now-abandoned plan to drape a portion of the Arkansas River between Cañon City and Salida in shimmering fabric has hammered a final nail in the project’s coffin.
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‘Badarpur plant must function in summer to meet high demand’ 4.2.2017 Delhi – The Indian Express
Congress ready to roll back federal methane flaring rule as soon as Friday 3.2.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Congressional Republicans are poised to rollback the new federal rule requiring oil and gas companies drilling on public lands to control their hydrocarbon emissions.
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Utah forecast: week-ending storm to clear the air, bring rain, mountain snow 2.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Tolstoy once declared that, “He in his madness prays for storms, and dreams that storms will bring him peace.” Well, Leo, if you gagged and wheezed in a Wasatch Front winter inversion, you might be a bit mad; and if not peace, a week-ending storm will clear away smog trapped for the past week in northern Utah’s urban valleys. Nineteenth century Russian counts not withstanding, the Utah Division of Air Quality’s projections — in combination with rain and snow showers forecast into the weekend — w...
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What will President Trump’s attack on government regulations do? 2.2.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Trump orders agencies to kill two rules for every one they issue.
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Salt Lake City ranked No. 2 for job creation among large metro areas 1.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The Salt Lake City metro area ranked No. 2 for job creation last year among the nation’s largest metropolitan areas. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday that the number of jobs in the Salt Lake metro area increased by 23,700 during 2016, up 3.4 percent. That rate was tied for second highest among the nation’s 51 metropolitan areas that have at least 1 million residents. Others tied with Salt Lake City were San Jose, Calif., (Silicon Valley) and Seattle. The only area with a hi...
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Utah forecast: When it comes to filthy air, we're No. 1; but weekend storms are coming 1.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
It’s not just bad; air quality in Salt Lake City is the worst in the nation. Utah’s capital city and environs plumbed the dirty atmospheric depths on Tuesday, landing at the bottom. Wednesday, too, was expected to see the Wasatch Front the worst in the country with a “red,” or unhealthy-for-everyone rating. We’re No. 1, and that’s not a good thing. When it comes to smog and particulate pollution levels, Salt Lake County was expected once more to supplant such gray-skied California metro areas as... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Utah forecast: Smog and wheezing along the Wasatch; clear and sunny in the south 31.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Northern Utah’s winter air inversion has tightened its grip over the wheezing urban valleys, triggering burning bans and health alerts through the midweek. On Tuesday the Salt Lake Valley dawned — well, it was hard to tell for sure, staggering through the shroud of hydrocarbon flatulence — with a “red,” or unhealthy air quality grade. Conditions were just plain unhealthy for everyone, according to the Utah Division of Air Quality; not just “unhealthy for sensitive groups” as Monday’s “orange” ra... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Delhi: 55 more stations to monitor pollution 30.1.2017 Delhi – The Indian Express
Trump adviser calling for overhaul of “junk science” at EPA 27.1.2017 Denver Post: National News Headlines
A former adviser to President Donald Trump's Environmental Protection Agency transition team called for shrinking the regulator and overhauling the way it uses science to set policy.
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