User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
Category: Environmental Justice
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London coughing through winter as air pollution makes people sick 19.2.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

London is choking from record levels of pollution, much of it caused by diesel cars and trucks.
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Why Oh Why Is There Phlegm? 18.2.2017 NPR News
Having a cold or a flu is unpleasant enough without suffering the indignity of phlegm. But those gobs of goo are there for a reason.
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Meet Mr. ‘Death by China,’ Trump’s inside man on trade 18.2.2017 Washington Post
Meet Mr. ‘Death by China,’ Trump’s inside man on trade
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Conservative Supreme Court justices are only concerned about calling balls and strikes, except when they are striking out 14.2.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Conservative Supreme Court justices are only concerned about calling balls and strikes, except when they are striking out
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The Oroville crisis is a 'new, never-happened-before event' 14.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning. It’s Tuesday, Feb. 14, and here’s what’s happening across California:

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A herculean effort at the Oroville Dam

The immediate threat of a biblical flood at the Oroville Dam has passed after a weekend of mass evacuations sent the surrounding communities scrambling. But here...

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California lawmakers hope new climate change proposal will help low-income communities harmed by pollution 10.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Essential Politics: Holder visits Democratic lawmakers in Sacramento, Assembly advances bill providing immigration law resources Feb. 9, 2017, 12:28 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Former U.S. Atty....
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Hansen hopes he's about to rock 9.2.2017 Steamboat Pilot
As it turns out, rock 'n' roll was noise pollution. Steamboat Springs High School senior Matthew Hansen worked through his junior year on the high school wrestling team following a familiar pre-match routine. He’d take some time to himself, plug in his headphones and rock out to some AC/DC. He didn’t realize it at the time, but he was on a highway to hell. Hansen was a sophomore the first time he qualified for the state wrestling championships, and as he cruised through his junior season, he straight up expected to return and had little reason to change up his pre-wrestling routine. When he hit the all-important regional wrestling tournament, he was thunderstruck. He lost, first in the semifinals, then again in the consolation round. He ended up fifth in a tournament that sends its top four qualifiers back to state. “After going my sophomore year, I felt like I almost deserved it my junior year,” he said. “Not making it really made me realize you have to work extra hard, no matter what you did the year ...
Patt Morrison asks: Xavier Becerra, California's new attorney general and point man in its battle with Trump 8.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Longtime Democratic congressman Xavier Becerra has come home to California — and to a battle, one at least as big as any he’s fought in Washington, D.C.  He was Gov. Jerry Brown’s surprise appointment to fill the job of California attorney general, after Kamala Harris left the post when she was...

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Lawmakers urge regulators to delay plans for Oxnard power plant 8.2.2017 LA Times: Business

Three state lawmakers on Tuesday urged regulators to reconsider a controversial natural gas project proposed for Ventura County, citing environmental concerns and questions about whether the state already has too many power plants.

The lawmakers asked the California Energy Commission “to pause...

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Crunching the numbers of California climate spending 8.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Essential Politics: Becerra and lawmakers criticize Trump's comments on cash for California, Peter Thiel says no to a race for governor Feb. 7, 2017, 11:29 a.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Atty. Gen....
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Viewpoint 1.2.2017 BBC: Business
Former head of Downing Street policy unit Camilla Cavendish assesses government efforts to control traffic pollution.
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Southwest Colorado neighbors’ feud over coal-boiler, pig sty ends up in federal court 31.1.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Rural southwest Colorado neighbors put aside their initial cordial relationship for a tit-for-tat war in which one couple raised a flag emblazoned with the image of a middle finger and the other couple retaliated by filing a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Denver.
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Where are the trees? Not Paris, new 'Green View Index' finds 29.1.2017 AP Washington
BOSTON (AP) -- Where are the trees? More important, where aren't the trees? A lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is helping some of the world's cities answer both questions in an attempt to make them more pleasant places to live and work....
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Where are the trees? Not Paris, new ‘Green View Index’ finds 29.1.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

BOSTON (AP) — Where are the trees? More important, where aren’t the trees? A lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is helping some of the world’s cities answer both questions in an attempt to make them more pleasant places to live and work. In an effort to enhance the critical role trees play in […]
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In frigid cold, Mongolians stand in protest of air pollution 28.1.2017 Washington Post: World
Thousands of Mongolians have protested for the second time this winter to call attention to government inaction on air pollution.
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In frigid cold, Mongolians stand in protest of air pollution 28.1.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) — Thousands of Mongolians stood in frigid weather Saturday for the second time this winter to protest the government response to smog that routinely blankets their capital. An estimated 7,000 people, many of them wearing air masks and gas masks underneath thick winter hats, braved temperatures that fell below minus 20 degrees […]
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New TVA chair hopes to keep trajectory with Trump 28.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Nashville, Tenn. • The new Tennessee Valley Authority board chairwoman says she hopes the federal utility will maintain its trajectory, including efforts to reduce airborne carbon pollution, with President Donald Trump having the chance to pick a new board majority by the spring. Lynn Evans, the first woman and first African-American to chair the board, told reporters in a conference call Friday that three of nine TVA board slots are currently vacant, and her term and another member’s term expir...
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New TVA chair hopes to keep trajectory as Trump fills slots 28.1.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The new Tennessee Valley Authority board chairwoman says she hopes the federal utility will maintain its trajectory, including efforts to reduce airborne carbon pollution, with President Donald Trump having the chance to pick a new board majority by the spring. Lynn Evans, the first woman and first African-American to chair the […]
AP Explains: What is the EPA, and why is it in the hot seat? 27.1.2017 AP Business
The former head of President Donald Trump's transition team at the Environmental Protection Agency says he expects the new administration to seek significant budget and staff cuts for the department. Here's a look at the EPA....
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Volkswagen settlement could boost electric, natural gas vehicles in Minnesota 26.1.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The state is set to receive nearly $47 million to mitigate the pollution Volkswagen diesel vehicles wrongfully emitted.
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