Air

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"Smoke Signals: Will the EPA Cave To Republican Pressure?"

Air pollution is worsened in Chicago by the Fisk coal-burning power plant built in 1903. It is grandfathered against Clean Air Act requirements for modern pollution controls. Will EPA cave in to Republican pressure to let its pollution keep harming health of Chicagoans?

Source: New Republic, 04/11/2011

"Trash, Toxic Emissions Up at Local Landfills"

"With more trash coming into Keystone Sanitary Landfill in Dunmore, dangerous air emissions are on the rise, a Sunday Times analysis of state records found. The review also found the state Department of Environmental Protection relies upon the landfills to monitor air quality and report problems."

Source: Scranton Times Tribune, 03/21/2011

"Delay in Coal Pollution Rules Took Toll in Lives"

"That it would take more than 20 years for federal regulators to finally propose toxic emissions standards for the power industry is testament to both the slow wheels of bureaucracy and the clout of the nation’s utility and coal interests, which bitterly — and for years, successfully — fought the controls, even as other industries bowed under."

Source: Green/NYT, 03/21/2011

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