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

Biden EPA Yanks Permit for St. Croix Refinery over Environmental Justice

"The Biden administration handed environmental justice advocates a major victory on Thursday when it announced it was withdrawing a key pollution permit for an oil refinery in the U.S. Virgin Islands that locals say has long fouled their air and water and endangered their health."

Source: Inside Climate News, 03/26/2021

Trump’s Parting Gift to St. Croix: One of America’s Largest Refineries

"Environmentalists say Trump’s EPA bent rules to speed its restart. Now, they want President Biden to address what they call a textbook case of environmental injustice."

Source: Inside Climate News, 03/23/2021

"EPA Deal With Alabama Polluter Undercuts Biden Equity Pledge"

"When a special team of EPA inspectors first showed up at an industrial plant belching carcinogens on the worn outskirts of Birmingham, Ala., in 2011, their findings of flagrant regulatory violations were later deemed serious enough to warrant a referral to the Justice Department."

Source: E&E News, 03/23/2021

Congress Launches Probe Into Multibillion-Dollar 'Clean Coal' Tax Credit

"The U.S. Congress is investigating a multibillion-dollar subsidy for chemically treated coal that is meant to reduce smokestack pollution, after evidence emerged that power plants using the fuel produced more smog not less."

Source: Reuters, 03/16/2021


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