Pollution

"Plants Emitting Pollutants Illegally, Report Claims"

"Hundreds of industrial facilities across Texas are illegally spewing millions of pounds of toxic pollutants into the air each year when they break down or perform maintenance, and state environmental regulators are not adequately policing the rogue emissions, according to a new report."

Source: Texas Tribune, 04/28/2016

"Chicago To Start Testing Water In Some Schools For Toxic Lead"

"Shortly after Chicago Public Schools disclosed the district has not tested water fountains for lead contamination, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the nation's third-largest school system will begin checking water in a small number of schools this year. The announcement Wednesday came more than a month after the Tribune requested the results of any water quality tests conducted by or for CPS since 2012."

Source: Chicago Tribune, 04/28/2016

"China Curbs Plans for More Coal-Fired Power Plants"

"Coal-fired power plants have propelled much of China’s economic rise for decades, helping make the nation the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases. Even with economic growth slackening, and other energy sources taking hold, new coal plants have been added. Now Beijing is trying to slow things down."

Source: NY Times, 04/26/2016

"Senate Dems Introduce Water Bill In Light Of Flint Crisis"

"A group of Senate Democrats introduced a bill Wendesday to invest in water infrastructure and remove lead from pipes around the country. The bill would pump $7 billion a year into water infrastructure repair work and lead programs through loans, grants and tax credits for states."

Source: The Hill, 04/22/2016

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