Air

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

"EPA Acting Air Chief Plots Course For Tackling Trump Rollbacks"

"EPA might try to toughen hazardous air pollutant standards for coal-fired power plants in the course of revisiting one of the Trump administration's most incendiary environmental moves, according to the agency's acting air chief.

Source: E&E News, 06/08/2021

"California Urges EPA To Let State Set Car-Emissions Standard"

"Officials from California, New York and other states urged the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday to allow California to set its own automobile tailpipe pollution standards, an action that would reverse a Trump administration policy and could help usher in stricter emissions standards for new passenger vehicles nationwide."

Source: AP, 06/03/2021

New Arctic Council Reports Underline Growing Concerns At Air Pollution

"The Arctic is now warming three times as fast as the global average, and faces an ongoing barrage of dangerous climate and environmental pollutants, Arctic Council experts warned at the start of their meetings in Reykjavik, Iceland this week. Black carbon, or soot, remains high on the list of concerns because of its negative effect on human health and because it accelerates the Arctic meltdown by darkening snow."

Source: Inside Climate News, 05/21/2021

St. John Parish Group Files Human Rights Appeal Over Denka Air Pollution

"After years of urging state and federal authorities to reduce harmful chemical emissions from the Denka Performance Elastomer manufacturing plant in Reserve [La.], a St. John the Baptist Parish group is seeking help from an international human rights commission."

Source: nola.com, 05/18/2021

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