User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
Category: Pollution
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Colorado AG files brief supporting stronger vehicle fuel standard opposed by auto dealers 21.2.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser has filed a legal brief in support of stronger vehicle fuel-efficiency standards, saying the state recently adopted its own rules because the Trump administration is pushing for weaker ones.
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Talks between Trump administration and California over fuel-economy standards break down 21.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Already-faltering negotiations between the Trump administration and California aimed at resolving a dispute over fuel-economy standards have broken down completely, according to a top Democratic lawmaker.

Sen. Thomas R. Carper (D-Del.), the senior Democrat on the Environment and Public Works Committee,...

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Solar for schools and 9 other state environmental budget items to watch 21.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Gov. Tim Walz's budget proposal mostly maintains environmental programs, but there are some changes, such as a tax credit for farmers who install buffers along waterways and new spending on strategies to reduce food waste.
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Fouled waters reveal lasting legacy of U.S. mining industry 20.2.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surrounding lakes and streams without being treated, The Associated Press has found.
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Daily Digest: The Walz budget 20.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A roundup of the day's top stories from politics and government.
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Fouled waters reveal lasting legacy of U.S. mining industry 20.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surrounding lakes and streams without being treated, The Associated Press has found.
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Essential California: The EPA embraces a scientist claiming some pollution is good for you 20.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

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

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Research claiming that low-dose exposure to toxic chemicals is good for humans could help shape Environmental Protection Agency policy. This disputed...

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Air Purifiers Could Be Contaminating Water Instead 20.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Thanks to pollution, purifiers are a billion-dollar business.
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A Complete Bucket List of Places to Find Peace & Quiet 20.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Unplug and de-stress in these scenic, beautiful places where no phones are ringing and you can truly switch off and reconnect with yourself.
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'Brexit gap' over wildlife protection is looming 20.2.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Wales risks losing 80% of the laws that protect its environment with no plans in place, charities warn.
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Environmental group seeks EPA documents on Minnesota mine 20.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A Minnesota environmental group filed a federal lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday, seeking to force it to make public the concerns its specialists have expressed about a copper-nickel mine in the northeast of the state.
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Supreme Court to decide if Clean Water Act limits Hawaii’s underground waste water dumping 19.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear an important case on the Clean Water Act and decide whether environmentalists can sue to block Hawaii’s disposal of waste water that flows underground into the Pacific Ocean.

At issue is a dispute over the limits of the federal government’s anti-pollution...

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Today: The Toxic Defender 19.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

A scientist’s disputed theory that low doses of toxic chemicals are good for people could become U.S. policy.

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Are low levels of pollution and radiation good for you? For decades, Massachusetts toxicologist Ed Calabrese has agitated for a public health standard suggesting...

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Scientist says some pollution is good for you — a disputed claim Trump’s EPA has embraced 19.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In early 2018, a deputy assistant administrator in the EPA, Clint Woods, reached out to a Massachusetts toxicologist best known for pushing a public health standard suggesting that low levels of toxic chemicals and radiation are good for people.

“I wanted to check to see if you might have some...

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Nurdles: The Plastic Pollution You've Never Heard Of 18.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
These microplastics cause huge problems for marine life and can be colonized by microbes dangerous to humans.
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Poll: Likely 2020 Voters Support Parts of Green New Deal, Despite Concerns Over the Cost 16.2.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. A majority of likely 2020 voters support key aspects of a Green New Deal even when faced with potential costs and downsides, but strict regulations to decarbonize the nation’s top polluters could trigger a backlash, according to a new poll from proponents […]
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BP: Plastic ban "could have unintended consequences" 15.2.2019 BBC: Science
The oil and gas company believes a prohibition on single-use plastic could increase CO2, but is that true?
Cambridge anglers win fish loss compensation 15.2.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Anglian Water admits ammonia discharge from a recycling unit killed big bream in the River Cam.
Pressured by Congress, EPA moves to limit highly toxic chemicals found in drinking water 15.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Under pressure from Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday it would move toward setting safety limits for a class of highly toxic chemicals contaminating drinking water around the country. Environmentalists, congressional Democrats and state officials countered that the agency...

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Why the Green New Deal Is So Vague About Food and Farming 13.2.2019 Mother Jones
The Green New Deal resolution, released last week by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), offered broad visions for socially just and climate-ready food and farm policy. It called for a “10-year national mobilization” to “eliminate pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from the agricultural sector” by “supporting family farming,” “investing in sustainable farming and land […]
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