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

PA: "Could Shell’s Ethane Cracker Erase Recent Gains in Air Quality?"

"Officials around [Pennsylvania] are optimistic about the impact of Shell’s new ethane cracker on the local economy. It will bring thousands of construction jobs to western Pennsylvania and 600 permanent ones once it’s built along the Ohio River in Beaver County. The plant will produce 1.6 million tons of plastic a year out of the region’s natural gas."

Source: Allegheny Front, 09/13/2016

Legislature Declines To Add New Members To S. Calif. Air Quality Board

"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."

Source: LA Times, 09/02/2016

Maryland Fines Coal Plants $1 Million For Polluting Potomac, Patuxent

"Maryland is fining the owner of two of the state's largest coal power plants $1 million for dumping too much nitrogen into the Potomac and Patuxent rivers, one of the largest penalties state environmental regulators have levied in years."

Source: Baltimore Sun, 08/31/2016

Feds Set New Efficiency Standards For Heavy-Duty Trucks, Vans And Buses

"The Obama administration on Tuesday finalized new fuel-economy standards for large trucks, buses and other heavy-duty vehicles, the latest in a series of efforts aimed at slashing greenhouse gas emissions and weaning the nation from its dependence on fossil fuels."

Source: Wash Post, 08/17/2016


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