"Car Emissions Test Body Receives 70% of Cash From Motor Industry"

"The body examining the practices of the car industry following the Volkswagen emissions scandal has been accused of a major conflict of interest after it emerged that nearly three quarters of its funding comes from the companies it is investigating."

Source: Guardian, 10/05/2015

"Fertilizer Plant Reaches $2 Billion Settlement With U.S., State"

"Mosaic Fertilizer has reached a $2 billion settlement with state and federal environmental regulators and the U.S. Department of Justice over funding for the long-term disposal of massive phosphogypsum waste piles and the treatment of 60 billion pounds of wastewater from its plants in Florida and St. James Parish, authorities and the company said Thursday."

Source: Baton Rouge Advocate, 10/02/2015

New Limit for Smog-Causing Emissions Not as Strict as Many Had Expected

"The Obama administration on Thursday unveiled a major new regulation on smog-causing emissions that spew from smokestacks and tailpipes, significantly tightening the current Bush-era standards but falling short of more stringent regulations that public health advocates and environmentalists had urged."

Source: NY Times, 10/02/2015

"New Regulations on Smog Remain as Divisive as Ever"

"In August 2011, as President Obama prepared to unveil a major new environmental regulation on smog, his political advisers issued a warning: The rule would affect power plants and factories throughout the Midwest, slowing the economy in states like Ohio that would be crucial to the president’s re-election."

Source: NY Times, 10/01/2015


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