Pollution

Enviros Challenge New Rules on Toxic Air Plastic and Chemical Pollution

"Environmental groups are teeing up a legal challenge to new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules on pollution from chemical and plastics plants, citing concerns the EPA relied too heavily on lowball industry estimates as it sized up the risks to people’s health posed by ethylene oxide (EtO), chloroprene, and other toxic air pollution."

Source: DeSmog, 07/25/2024

"Revealed: Wealthy Western Countries Lead In Global Oil And Gas Expansion"

"A surge in new oil and gas exploration in 2024 threatens to unleash nearly 12bn tonnes of planet-heating emissions, with the world’s wealthiest countries – such as the US and the UK – leading a stampede of fossil fuel expansion in spite of their climate commitments, new data shared exclusively with the Guardian reveals."

Source: Guardian, 07/25/2024

"PFAS Widely Added To US Pesticides Despite EPA Denial, Study Finds"

"Toxic PFAS “forever chemicals” are widely added to pesticides, and are increasingly used in the products in recent years, new research finds, a practice that creates a health threat by spreading the dangerous compounds directly into the US’s food and water supply."

Source: Guardian, 07/25/2024

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