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

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

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


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