Pollution

Whistleblower Raps Mistakes In EPA Use Of Sensor Plane At Ohio Derailment

"The U.S. government has a specialized plane loaded with advanced sensors that officials brag is always ready to deploy within an hour of any kind of chemical disaster. But the plane didn’t fly over eastern Ohio until four days after the disastrous Norfolk Southern derailment there last year."

Source: AP, 05/15/2024

"Republican States Sue EPA, California Over EV Truck Mandate"

"A coalition of Republican state attorneys general on Tuesday announced two lawsuits against the Biden administration and the state of California challenging emissions rules for trucks and other heavy-duty vehicles."

Source: The Hill, 05/15/2024

Tiny Pieces Of Plastic Pose One Of The Biggest Threats To Chicago River

"Wendella engineer Miguel Chavez climbed down a ladder and over a small dock to pull up a trap floating in the Chicago River near the Michigan Avenue Bridge. The size of a standard garbage can, the trap is designed to collect trash and can hold up to 44 pounds."

Source: Chicago Tribune, 05/14/2024

Occidental Petroleum Net-Zero Strategy A ‘License To Pollute,’ Critics Say

"More so than any other fossil fuel company, Occidental Petroleum — known as Oxy — has built its climate strategy around innovations that capture carbon before it can be emitted or pull it directly out of the air." "The company’s climate strategy could result in more emissions than it prevents."

Source: Grist, 05/14/2024

"Air Pollution Monitoring In Louisiana To Face New Rules Under Bill"

"An industry-backed bill to regulate how data from community air monitors is used was given final legislative approval Monday over objections from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and activists seeking to reduce pollution."

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 05/14/2024

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