Anything related to air quality, air pollution, or the atmosphere

July 25, 2024 to August 20, 2024

Fuel, Foul Air and Fallout: The Health Tolls of Energy and Defense in the U.S.

Join the Pulitzer Center for three virtual discussions about projects that investigate how extractive industries and defense impact Americans’ health. Register for one or all, on July 25, Aug 13 and 20, 2024.


Marathon Oil Reaches $241 Million Settlement With EPA For N.D. Violations

"The federal government announced a $241.5 million settlement with Marathon Oil on Thursday for alleged air quality violations at the company’s oil and gas operations on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota."

Source: AP, 07/12/2024

"Advocates Decry Attempt To Halt New Silica Rule Meant To Protect Miners"

"A single line included in the proposed annual appropriations bill for the U.S. Department of Labor and other agencies could — if adopted by congress later this year — halt the implementation of a newly finalized rule limiting the amount of silica dust miners are exposed to while working underground."

Source: West Virginia Watch, 07/08/2024

Court Won't Block Rule On La. Plant's Likely Cancer-Causing Emissions

"A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., has refused to block a new federal rule requiring Denka Performance Elastomers to dramatically limit the release of chloroprene, a likely cancer-causing chemical, within 90 days or shut down its LaPlace plant."

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 07/01/2024

"Another Chemical Recycling Plant Closure Offers ‘Flashing Red Light’"

"For the second time this year, a chemical recycling plant built to turn waste into usable products has closed, casting further doubt on the viability of an upstart industry that has been plagued by financial and technical challenges in its effort to scale up."

Source: EHN, 06/28/2024


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