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

Report On Suncor Malfunctions Doesn't Quell Calls For Refinery’s Closure

"The problem-plagued Suncor Energy oil refinery’s push to renew its operating permits, and questions about state regulatory oversight, have intensified fears of residents, business owners and elected officials that toxic pollution north of Denver won’t end."

Source: Denver Post, 04/21/2021

EPA IG: Trump Official Delayed Releasing Info On Cancer Chemical In Ill.

"A Trump administration political official delayed the publication of information about a chemical that has been linked to health issues – including cancer – in Illinois, an internal government watchdog said Thursday."

Source: The Hill, 04/16/2021

Computer Mapping Could Help Biden Find And Fix Polluted Neighborhoods

"Diagnosed with asthma at 8 years old, Karlaine Francisco grew up thinking everyone had it. ...  After California began making environmental data available through an online mapping tool, Francisco and others in her Filipino immigrant community realized their chronically under-invested neighborhood Little Manila suffered high air pollution and groundwater contamination."

Source: Reuters, 04/14/2021
April 19, 2021 to April 21, 2021

Wilson Center Earth Optimism Conversations: Oceans & Climate, Hydrogen, Offshore Wind

Ahead of the Leaders Summit on Climate hosted by President Biden, the Wilson Center's Global Europe Program is partnering with the Smithsonian Institution and European embassies in Washington D.C. to launch a conversation series focused on solutions and possibilities when it comes to climate risk, conservation and sustainability.


"In Europe, a Backlash Is Growing Over Incinerating Garbage"

"For years, European countries have built “waste-to-energy” incinerators, saying new technology minimized pollution and boosted energy production. But with increasing concern about the plants’ CO2 emissions, the EU is now withdrawing support for these trash-burning facilities."

Source: YaleE360, 04/08/2021

Groups Petition EPA To Remove Ethane, Methane From Emissions Exempt List

"Hundreds of environmental groups on Tuesday submitted a petition calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take action to curtail ethane and methane emissions responsible for smog."

Source: The Hill, 04/07/2021

"EPA Chief Vows Tougher Tailpipe Rules by July, Unwinding Trump’s"

"The Biden administration is on track to propose by the end of July new limits on the emission of greenhouse gases from automobiles that are strong enough to meet “the urgency of the climate crisis,” according to EPA Administrator Michael Regan."

Source: Bloomberg, 04/07/2021

Louisville’s Polluting Chemical Plant Emits Two Potent Greenhouse Gases

"The Chemours Louisville Works emits a chemical feedstock and a separate gas byproduct that do more damage to the climate than 750,000 passenger vehicles, and far more than the Environmental Protection Agency’s main industrial greenhouse gas inventory indicates."

Source: Inside Climate News, 04/06/2021


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