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

"U.S. Opens Criminal Probe Into Ford Emissions Certification"

"The U.S. Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into Ford Motor Co’s emissions certification process in the United States, the automaker disclosed on Friday, saying it was cooperating fully with the probe and still conducting its own internal review."

Source: Reuters, 04/29/2019

EPA Moves to ‘Close the Door’ on Asbestos. Groups Say Loopholes Remain

"The Trump administration on Wednesday issued a regulation it said would impose new restrictions on asbestos, a deadly substance once commonly found in insulation materials. The final Environmental Protection Agency rule goes somewhat further than the initial version the agency had proposed, but public health advocates said it still fell short of the protections needed."

Source: NY Times, 04/18/2019

Use EPA TRI Database To Find Toxic Threats

The Toxics Release Inventory database, refreshed annually, has long been the foundation of many a good environmental news story. The latest release is now out, and this week’s TipSheet reminds journalists why the searchable online TRI can be such a valuable reporting tool in tracking toxic dangers.

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NYC Embraced Congestion Pricing. Will Other Clogged Cities Follow?

"Major cities across the United States are facing increasingly clogged roads and have had frustratingly little success in dealing with them. But now that New York has adopted congestion pricing in Manhattan, the rest of the country is far more likely to seriously consider embracing such a policy — even though it was once considered politically toxic, according to municipal officials and transportation analysts."

Source: NY Times, 04/03/2019

Deer Park Fire Investigations Begin Amid Fear Over Emissions, Pollution

"The U.S. Chemical Safety Board on Wednesday announced it would investigate the three-day chemical blaze at the International Terminals Co., hours after emissions of carcinogenic benzene spiked near the Deer Park plant, prompting city officials to order residents to shelter in place for most of the morning."

Source: Houston Chronicle, 03/22/2019


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