Air

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

"Trump Ups Mileage Proposal, But It’s Well Below Obama Plan"

"The Trump administration is making a concession on its proposed minimum fuel economy requirement for new vehicles, but environmental groups and a key Democratic senator complain it does not go far enough, and still falls well below the requirements set under the Obama administration."

Source: AP, 01/27/2020

La. Issues Permits For Complex That Would Double Area's Toxic Emissions

"The state of Louisiana has issued a series of key air quality permits for a gargantuan proposed petrochemical complex that would roughly double toxic emissions in its local area and, according to environmentalists, become one of the largest plastics pollution-causing facilities in the world."

Source: Guardian, 01/08/2020

"EPA Aims to Reduce Truck Pollution, and Avert Tougher State Controls"

"The Trump administration on Monday took its first step toward tighter pollution controls on trucks, an anomalous move for a government known for weakening environmental policies but one that would pre-empt tougher state rules."

Source: NY Times, 01/07/2020

“Cancer Alley” Toxic Polluters Face Little Oversight From Regulators

"Louisiana’s Department of Environmental Quality has been accused of protecting the chemical industry it regulates. The agency is facing cutbacks as new plants are slated for communities that already have some of the country’s most toxic air."

Source: Baton Rouge Advocate, 12/20/2019

"A Methane Leak, Seen From Space, Proves to Be Far Larger Than Thought"

"The first satellite designed to continuously monitor the planet for methane leaks made a startling discovery last year: A little known gas-well accident at an Ohio fracking site was in fact one of the largest methane leaks ever recorded in the United States."

Source: NY Times, 12/17/2019

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