"E.P.A. Finds More VW Cheating Software, Including in a Porsche"

"The Environmental Protection Agency said on Monday that it had discovered emissions-cheating software on more Volkswagen and Audi cars than previously disclosed and, for the first time, also found the illegal software in one of the carmaker’s high-end Porsche models."

Source: NY Times, 11/03/2015

WyoFile Publishes Photos in Defiance of State's Censorship Law

Wyoming's legislature calls it "data trespass." Really? The state in March 2015 made it illegal to collect and report information about stream pollution or other environmental harm — when it involves entering private land. One independent publication invited its readers to collect and post such potentially illegal photos.

EPA Intends To Add Natural Gas Processing Plants to Toxics Inventory

Administrator Gina McCarthy revealed October 22, 2015, that the U.S. EPA intends to add some natural gas processing facilities to the Toxics Release Inventory, a searchable online database of many of the largest discharges of toxic substances to air, water, and land — and a key tool for environmental journalists.

"Shipwreck Discovered in Lake Erie Could Be Toxic, Long-Sought Argo"

"An amateur shipwreck hunter may have stumbled upon one of the greatest threats to the Great Lakes. Federal and local officials have scheduled a news conference Sunday morning to discuss the threat posed by a shipwreck about 15 miles northeast of Lakeside, Ohio.An amateur shipwreck hunter may have stumbled upon one of the greatest threats to the Great Lakes."

Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer, 10/26/2015

Colorado Mine Wastewater Spill Caused By EPA Was Preventable: Report"

"DENVER -- The release of 3 million gallons (11 million liters) of toxic wastewater from a defunct southwestern Colorado gold mine that was triggered by the Environmental Protection Agency was preventable, a government review of the spill concluded on Thursday."

Source: , 10/23/2015
October 30, 2015

Making Invisible Fracking Air Pollution Visible

Reporters may find useful an Oct 30 webinar hosted by Earthworks on the FLIR camera, used by regulators to detect air pollution "leaks" from fracking-related facilities. Learn about how these infrared cameras work, the pollution they show and how to bring one to your community; the EPA's proposed rule to cut this pollution and where it needs strengthening; and more.


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