User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
Category: Pollution
Last updated: May 26 2017 05:35 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Lawsuit alleges GM cheated on diesel pickup truck emissions 26.5.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology
The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Detroit, alleges that GM pickup trucks with Duramax diesel engines have three devices on them that are rigged to allow more pollution on the road than during treadmill tests in the Environmental Protection Agency laboratory. The complaint on behalf of two truck owners against GM alleges that the devices were installed on diesel engines in the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra heavy-duty pickups. The lawsuit demands a jury trial and seeks punitive damages, restitution and recovery of the purchase price of the trucks or the decrease in their values because of the devices. The Duramax Diesel Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra comply with all U.S. EPA and (California Air Resources Board) emissions regulations.
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Volkswagen's clean car plan falls short in low-income neighborhoods, California regulators say 26.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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Lawsuit alleges GM cheated on diesel pickup truck emissions 25.5.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World
DETROIT (AP) — Shares of General Motors fell about 2 percent Thursday afternoon after the company was accused in a federal lawsuit of cheating on government diesel emissions tests. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Detroit alleges that GM pickup trucks with Duramax diesel engines have three devices on them that are rigged […]
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Hatch proposes new plan for states struggling with "one-size-fits-all" ozone rule 25.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
A new proposal from Utah Senator Orrin Hatch could give the state more time to address its growing problem with ozone pollution. The U.S. Senate bill — co-sponsored by Senator Claire McCaskill, a Democrat from Missouri — would allow states and communities expected to violate the Environmental Protection Agency’s new standard for ozone pollution levels to instead enter into voluntary control programs. Areas agreeing to such plans would be able to put off being labeled as nonattainment areas and ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Fond du Lac 'Water in a Time of Climate Change' event 25.5.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Scientists, elders and community members from the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa spoke recently at a gathering entitled, "Water in a Time of Climate Change." Nearly half of the Fond du Lac tribal lands are wetlands. These vital and sensitive areas are vulnerable to the severe weather events and other impacts of climate change.
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City settles lawsuits challenging modernization projects at Los Angeles International Airport 25.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday agreed to settle lawsuits brought by Culver City and Inglewood that alleged the potential environmental impacts of modernization projects at Los Angeles International Airport were not properly evaluated.

Officials said the settlements smooth the way for...

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WorldViews: Pope presents Trump with a ‘politically loaded gift’ 24.5.2017 Washington Post
WorldViews: Pope presents Trump with a ‘politically loaded gift’
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The Energy 202: Environmentalists gear up for another fight over ANWR 24.5.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Environmentalists gear up for another fight over ANWR
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Advocates: Federal role crucial for iconic waterway cleanups 24.5.2017 AP Politics
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- The Trump administration makes a straightforward case for slashing $427 million in federal spending to heal ailing regional water bodies such as the Great Lakes, Chesapeake Bay and Puget Sound: State and local governments should do the work and foot the bill....
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Gov. Brown's 'environmental justice' tour of southeast L.A. shows growing influence of polluted neighborhoods 24.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Gov. Jerry Brown slipped quietly into southeast Los Angeles County on Tuesday to tour some of California’s most polluted neighborhoods and meet with activists who have criticized his administration for doing too little to protect the health of the people living there.

Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia...

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Trump budget slashes money of clean air and water programs 24.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • The Trump Administration budget released Tuesday slashes funding for the Environmental Protection Agency by nearly one-third, eliminating more than 3,800 jobs while imposing dramatic cuts to clean air and water programs. The White House’s proposed spending plan for the EPA amounts to $5.7 billion, a 31 percent cut from the current budget year. Adjusted for inflation, that would represent the nation’s lowest funding for environmental protection since the mid-1970s. The agency’s workf...
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Chinese Student's Commencement Speech In U.S. Isn't Going Over Well In China 23.5.2017 NPR News
Shuping Yang praised the "fresh air of free speech" in the U.S. during her commencement address at the University of Maryland. That sparked a backlash from classmates and from people in China.
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EPA won’t declare Lake Erie’s waters in Ohio impaired 23.5.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

The decision means Ohio will continue to take the lead on fighting the algae blooms that in recent years have fouled drinking water in the shallowest of the Great Lakes.
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Environmentalists say Little Village mayo factory expansion puts students at risk 23.5.2017 Chicago Tribune: Business
A Little Village mayonnaise factory broke ground Monday on a new truck access facility designed to route heavy traffic away from a residential neighborhood and adjacent elementary school. But the new distribution facility — phase one of a planned expansion of the nation's largest Hellmann's ...
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Trump budget slashes money of clean air and water programs 23.5.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Trump Administration budget released Tuesday slashes funding for the Environmental Protection Agency by nearly one-third, laying off thousands of employees while imposing dramatic cuts to clean air and water programs.
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Program rewarding farmers who protect water quality small, but growing 23.5.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Less than 1 percent of Minnesota's 26 million acres of farmland are under the agriculture water-quality certification program, but officials say that amount is growing.
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Trump budget slashes money of clean air and water programs 23.5.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump Administration budget released Tuesday slashes funding for the Environmental Protection Agency by nearly one-third, laying off thousands of employees while imposing dramatic cuts to clean air and water programs....
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Trump budget slashes money of clean air and water programs 23.5.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump Administration budget released Tuesday slashes funding for the Environmental Protection Agency by nearly one-third, laying off thousands of employees while imposing dramatic cuts to clean air and water programs. The White House’s proposed spending plan for the EPA amounts to less than $5.7 billion, a 31 percent cut from the […]
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Will address environment issues in ‘scientific manner’: Harsh Vardhan 23.5.2017 Chicago Tribune: Nation
NEW DELHI: Best efforts would be made to address all environmental issues, including “contentious” ones, in a “meticulous and scientific” manner, Union minister Harsh Vardhan said today after taking charge as environment minister following the death of Anil Madhav Dave last week. Noting that air and water pollution were a “matter of concern” for the ...
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The "License to Kill" Bill Is As Terrifying As It Sounds 22.5.2017 Mother Jones
Earlier this year, White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon said the Trump administration will be fighting regulations at every turn through "the deconstruction of the administrative state." The Regulatory Accountability Act , dubbed the "License to Kill bill" by some environmental groups, may kick off that trend by making reigning in the industry much more difficult. The act passed the House in January, and the Senate is now working on its own version . Public health experts and environmental scientists worry that if passed, the legislation would have dire consequences for the health and safety of average Americans. Government rules and regulations protect consumers in dozens of ways: For instance, think of the laws that require air bags and seat belts in cars, rules that cut down on air and water pollution, control the tobacco industry, ensure food safety, or reign in pesticide use. These rules, enforced by federal agencies like the Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency, ...
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