Pollution

"Increased Asthma Attacks Tied to Exposure to Natural Gas Production

"Exposure to more intense shale gas development correlates with a higher risk of asthma attacks among asthma patients, according to a new study of Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale, one of the nation's largest and most active fracking regions."

Source: InsideClimate News, 07/20/2016

"TVA Coal Ash Plan Draws Ire From Environmental Groups"

"The Tennessee Valley Authority's Colbert and Widows Creek power plants have already burned their last piece of coal to generate electricity, but some environmentalists are worried that the tons of coal ash left behind in watery ponds could cause environmental problems long after the burners were turned off."

Source: Huntsville Times, 07/20/2016

"Volkswagen Scandal Reaches All the Way to the Top, Lawsuits Say"

"Three attorneys general on Tuesday directly challenged Volkswagen’s defense over its emissions deception, calling the decision to thwart pollution tests an orchestrated fraud that lasted more than a decade, involved dozens of engineers and managers and reached deep into the company’s boardroom."

Source: NY Times, 07/20/2016

Oil Refiners Agree To Pay $425 Million To Reduce Air Pollution In West

"Concluding a long legal climb to cleaner air, the federal government Monday announced a record $425-million settlement with two oil refiners that is expected to reduce pollution emissions in the West by almost 43,000 tons annually."

Source: LA Times, 07/19/2016

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