User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
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SoCal air quality regulators mulling hike in vehicle registration fees for smog reduction 22.9.2016 LA Times: Environment

Air quality regulators are considering seeking an increase in vehicle registration fees for millions of Southern California drivers to help pay for smog reduction programs.

The idea, though still in preliminary stages, would be one component of a funding proposal under development by the South...

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These HD TV sets use more energy than you'd expect, group alleges 22.9.2016 L.A. Times - Technology News

An environmental group is accusing three major television manufacturers of misleading consumers and regulators about how much energy their high-definition screens devour and that sets from two of the companies are designed to draw less power during government testing than in ordinary use.

The report...

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Erin Biggs: Clean water, sacred land 21.9.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Three local Steamboat Springs residents including myself (and a fourth from Denver) drove the 12 hours up to the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation in North Dakota this past weekend in order to join in the protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline. There are now approximately 7,500 water protectors in the Sacred Stone Camp, and it is growing every day. The camp is a camp built by Native Americans in the proposed path of a huge oil pipeline. This pipeline is intended to go through some sacred Indian lands in North Dakota that are owned by the local indigenous people through treaty. The pipeline would go under the Missouri River, so the resulting oil spills would irreparably pollute the drinking water of millions of people. This pollution affects all of us. It is a human issue, not a North Dakota issue, not a Standing Rock issue, and not a Native American issue. The camp was very peaceful with over 7,500 people coming together from over 250 tribes (including tribes that have traditionally not been ...
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Vowing to protect the lungs of Californians, Gov. Brown signs law cracking down on soot and methane 20.9.2016 LA Times: Commentary
Essential Politics: Congressional Republicans mostly staying out of Harris-Sanchez U.S. Senate race, podcast examines Brown's legacy through bill signings Sept. 19, 2016, 12:09 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here's what we're watching:Most...
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Black cabs set to get boost from TfL app 13.9.2016 BBC: Technology
A raft of measures to support the black cab trade amid growing competition from private car hire services is announced by London's mayor.
Russia's Norilsk Nickel admits 'red river' responsibility 13.9.2016 BBC: Business
Russian metals giant Norilsk Nickel admits one of its industrial plants is responsible for turning an Arctic river blood-red.
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A Siberian river has mysteriously turned blood red 9.9.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Alarmed Russians are sharing photos on social media of the red Daldykan River, located above the Arctic Circle. The Russian government thinks a pipeline leak from a local factory could be to blame.
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A Siberian River Has Mysteriously Turned Blood Red 9.9.2016 NPR News
Alarmed Russians are sharing photos on social media of the red Daldykan River, located above the Arctic Circle. The Russian government thinks a pipeline leak from a local factory could be to blame.
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Over 80% Pakistanis drink contaminated water 7.9.2016 New Kerala: Health News
Over 80% Pakistanis drink contaminated water
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Jill Stein tells The Times editorial board why she thinks voting Democrat or Republican makes little difference 7.9.2016 LA Times: Commentary

The following is a transcript of Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein’s meeting with the Los Angeles Times editorial board.

Nicholas Goldberg (editor of the editorial pages): Do you want to start with a very brief introduction?

Jill Stein: Yes, so… I’m a medical doctor by training. I’m a...

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15 years after Sept. 11: How the unity we forged broke apart 6.9.2016 AP National
NEW YORK (AP) -- For a time, it felt like the attack that shattered America had also brought it together....
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How the American unity forged after Sept. 11 broke apart 6.9.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

NEW YORK (AP) — For a time, it felt like the attack that shattered America had also brought it together. After Sept. 11, signs of newfound unity seemed to well up everywhere, from the homes where American flags appeared virtually overnight to the Capitol steps where lawmakers pushed aside party lines to sing “God Bless […]
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How the American unity forged after Sept. 11 broke apart 6.9.2016 AP Top News
NEW YORK (AP) -- For a time, it felt like the attack that shattered America had also brought it together....
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State of Utah, utility company challenging EPA regulations to reduce haze at national parks 3.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The state of Utah and the utility company PacifiCorp are fighting a federal mandate that aims to reduce pollution at national parks. The two entities filed separate petitions for review — the first step in an appeal — with the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday and Friday. In July, the Environmental Protection Agency adopted a regional haze plan to improve visibility by reducing emissions of nitrogen oxide. The federal plan would require the installation of more pollution controls at two ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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California's new climate change laws almost didn't happen this year. Here's how lawmakers pulled it off. 3.9.2016 LA Times: Commentary
For Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia, global warming conjured images of stricken polar bears floating away on melting ice sheets, a problem with little relevance to a politician from California's bone-dry Inland Empire. But while attending the United Nations conference on climate change in Paris last...
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Is urban cycling worth the risk? 2.9.2016 Financial Times US
How do the benefits of exercise compare to the harm from pollution?
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Ocean trash becomes this 2.9.2016 CNN: Top Stories
The Washed Ashore project has collected over 40,000 pounds of marine debris and turned into giant sea life sculptures.
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Legislature declines to add 'environmental justice' members to Southern California air quality board 2.9.2016 LA Times: Commentary

The state Legislature has rejected a controversial measure that would have shifted the political balance of Southern California’s air-quality board by adding three state-appointed “environmental justice” members to represent low-income communities suffering from pollution. 

The legislation to expand...

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California seeks methane limits in climate agenda 1.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Sacramento • California Democrats are taking further steps to advance the state’s ambitious climate-change agenda, agreeing to regulate methane emissions from landfills and dairy farms for the first time and approving $900 million in spending on environmental programs. The approval came in the final hours of the two-year legislative session Wednesday following a flurry of negotiations involving Gov. Jerry Brown, Democratic legislative leaders and the affected industries. It was approved just a w...
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California moves to add methane limits to climate agenda 1.9.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Democrats are taking further steps to advance the state’s ambitious climate-change agenda, agreeing to regulate methane emissions from landfills and dairy farms for the first time and approving $900 million in spending on environmental programs. The approval came in the final hours of the two-year legislative session Wednesday following a […]
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