User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
Category: Pollution
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The Trump administration’s dismal forecast for the Chesapeake Bay 22.7.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
We should be protecting the Chesapeake watershed more, not less.
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Dear Historians, When You Look Back at Trump’s First 6 Months, Please Include These Disasters. 21.7.2017 Mother Jones
This story originally appeared on The Guardian. Business and the Economy Given all that Donald Trump promised the business world during his bombastic campaign, it’s tempting to dismiss the president’s first six months with a “meh.” It would also be myopic. While protesters are worried about the future, the president has so far failed to pass his tax reforms, which business […]
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Minnesota's underground drinking water stable, but threats remain 21.7.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
More than a million state residents depend on the Mt. Simon aquifer for drinking water, including many in the Twin Cities. There's no danger of the aquifer going dry, but decades of heavy use are showing.
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Our lifestyle choices turning Earth into 'plastic planet' 21.7.2017 New Kerala: World News
Washington D.C. [USA], Jul 21 : The 'Age of Plastic' is coming and if the pollution levels continue to rise, Earth will soon turn into a plastic planet.
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Trump DOJ gives Harley-Davidson $3 million discount on Obama-era pollution fine 21.7.2017 Washington Post
Trump DOJ gives Harley-Davidson $3 million discount on Obama-era pollution fine
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DOJ seeks to waive Harley-Davidson air-pollution punishment 21.7.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration agreed Thursday to waive part of the penalty Harley-Davidson Inc. agreed to pay last year to settle a case over air pollution involving racing tuners that caused its motorcycles to emit higher-than-allowed pollution levels. The Justice Department filed a new consent decree with the U.S. District Court for the […]
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Tests find no detectable levels of toxins in drinking water 21.7.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A water utility company in Tennessee says tests on drinking water revealed no detectable traces of arsenic and lead after the toxins were found in groundwater at a coal-fired power plant. Memphis, Light, Gas & Water said in a statement Thursday that tests conducted by an independent lab on 10 wells […]
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Maryland plans lawsuit against EPA under Clean Air Act 20.7.2017 Seattle Times: Local

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration has announced plans to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to take required action under the Clean Air Act. Department of the Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles notified the agency of the state’s plans in a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on Thursday. Grumbles […]
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Tom Steyer rebrands his political group for anti-Trump mission 20.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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Essential California: USC faces angry students over former medical school dean 20.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Thursday, July 20, and here’s what’s happening across California:

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USC faces angry students over ex-dean’s alleged behavior

In a meeting with bewildered and at times angry students, the dean of USC’s medical school...

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California farm region plagued by dirty air looks to Trump 20.7.2017 AP Business
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- California's vast San Joaquin Valley, the country's most productive farming region, is engulfed by some of the nation's dirtiest skies, forcing the state's largest air district to spend more than $40 billion in the past quarter-century to enforce hundreds of stringent pollution rules....
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California farm region plagued by dirty air looks to Trump 20.7.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California’s vast San Joaquin Valley, the country’s most productive farming region, is engulfed by some of the nation’s dirtiest skies, forcing the state’s largest air district to spend more than $40 billion in the past quarter-century to enforce hundreds of stringent pollution rules. The investment has steadily driven down the number […]
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Republican David Hadley drops out of California governor's race two weeks after entering 20.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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Dana Rohrabacher dismisses new report on request he got from Russia as a 'nothing burger' 20.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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California is working to avoid a shortage of legalized marijuana, state pot czar says 20.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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There's literally a ton of plastic garbage for every person on Earth 20.7.2017 Washington Post
Seven billion tons is stuck on Earth as garbage in landfills or littering the environment, including deep oceans, a new study found.
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Plan calls for L.A., Long Beach ports to go to zero-emissions technology; cost could hit $14 billion 20.7.2017 LA Times: Business

The nation’s largest port complex will seek to slash air pollution and health risks to Southern Californians by replacing diesel trucks and cargo equipment with zero-emissions technology over the next two decades, according to a plan released Wednesday.

The Long Beach and Los Angeles ports’ Clean...

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Former Obama advisor jumps in to challenge Rep. Mimi Walters in Orange County 19.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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EPA chief meets with Dayton on regulations 19.7.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Gov. Mark Dayton described a meeting Wednesday with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt as "productive and cordial."
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The Democrat running against Rep. Darrell Issa has more money than any challenger in California's hottest races 19.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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