Air

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

"EPA Proposal To Cut Great Lakes Ship Emissions Stirs the Waters"

"An Environmental Protection Agency proposal that would compel [Great Lakes] vessels to burn cleaner fuel and upgrade their engines has sparked a furious behind-the-scenes lobbying campaign that has come to a head this week, pitting congressional Democrats against a Democratic administration as lawmakers allied with Midwestern and Alaskan shippers pressure the EPA to back down and protect jobs."

Source: Wash Post, 10/23/2009

"Study Finds Danger in the Air Around Tonawanda Coke"

Cancer stories "are numbingly familiar to people who live in the vicinity of Tonawanda Coke Corp. The coke foundry recently was found by the state Department of Environmental Conservation to be emitting benzene, a carcinogen, up to 75 times higher than recommended guidelines. Those levels were up to 2ù times more than what the company reported to regulators."

Source: Buffalo News, 10/12/2009

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