Air

Anything related to air quality, air pollution, or the atmosphere

"In New Rule, Trump EPA Allows Texas Coal Plants to Pollute Even More"

"In a gift to the struggling coal industry, a new air pollution rule finalized by the EPA will allow Texas coal plants to emit almost twice as much sulfur dioxide than an earlier proposal by the Obama administration. Aside from being a key component in forming haze, sulfur dioxide exacerbates respiratory illnesses such as asthma and contributes to acid rain."

Source: Texas Observer, 10/11/2017

"Something in the Air: When Hazardous Vapors Slip Indoors"

"When Jane Horton bought her dream 800-square-foot farmhouse in 1975, she thought little of the semiconductor manufacturing plant across the street. Even after the company’s buildings were demolished and a chain-link fence went up around the campus, she still had no knowledge of the toxic dangers lurking beneath her feet — let alone of the fact that they were invading her home."

Source: Undark, 09/27/2017

"Air Pollution: Audit Slams Flagging EPA Bid To Curb Farm Emissions"

"More than a decade after agreeing to keep tabs on emissions from large-scale animal feedlots, U.S. EPA isn't close to getting the job done, the agency's inspector general said in a new report, which found the delay is undercutting the broader effort to regulate pollution from that sector."

Source: Greenwire, 09/21/2017

California Sues The Trump Administration Over Fuel Ecomony Standards

"California sued the federal government Monday over the Trump administration’s decision to postpone indefinitely a decision by former President Barack Obama to dramatically increase the penalties for violating federal fuel economy standards."

Source: Sacramento Bee, 09/14/2017

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