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After Harvey, Critics See Big Money Behind Lax Petrochemical Reporting

"In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, an exploding chemical plant and spikes in cancer-causing emissions are highlighting how little the public knows about potential dangers from the oil and chemical industries. Critics say one reason for the darkness: tons of campaign money."

Source: Texas Tribune, 09/12/2017

9/11 Responders Who Became Ill From Toxic Exposure Now Have A Monument

"Commemorations for the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks began in New York late last week as they have for multiple years, with twin beams of light piercing the night sky, a tribute to those lost in the World Trade Center that could be seen across the region."

Source: LA Times, 09/11/2017

‘The Lungs of Our Region Are on Fire:’ Wildfires Exact a Punishing Toll

"For much of this week and last, devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey in Houston and Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean has grabbed front-page headlines. But wildfires in the West have been wreaking destruction of their own, though it has attracted less attention. Vast swaths of land have burned, choking the air with ash and smoke."

Source: NY Times, 09/11/2017

Lawsuit: Responders Describe Vomiting, Gasping At Texas Chemical Plant

"A group of first responders exposed to smoke from a Crosby, Tex., chemical plant fire after Hurricane Harvey are suing the owner of the plant for more than $1 million, saying that they vomited and gasped for air in the middle of the road in a scene the suit describes as 'nothing less than chaos.'"

Source: Washington Post, 09/08/2017

"Potent Mix of Record Heat and Dryness Fuels Wildfires Across the West"

"Wildfires burned across hundreds of thousands of acres in the American and Canadian West this week, fueled by scorching temperatures that are breaking heat and fire records across the region." "'These unprecedented extreme events are exactly the types of events that are more likely due to the global warming that’s already occurred.'"

Source: InsideClimate News, 09/06/2017

Enviros Gear Up To Defend Obama EPA’s Gas-Mileage Standards

"The tug of war over how much more fuel efficient new cars and trucks should be in coming years — a fight that once seemed all but settled — will play out again on Wednesday in a downtown Washington hotel."

Source: Washington Post, 09/06/2017

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