Friday, April 3, 2020

Tag: air pollution

EPA enforcement in distress — and more trouble is brewing

The White House has now quietly and ominously asked polluters to help identify new opportunities for deregulation.

‘Mass murder’: New report says air pollution from fossil fuel combustion...

“Moving our energy generation sector from fossil fuels to renewables is an essential step towards preventing catastrophic climate change and protecting our health.”

New study confirms ‘no safe level’ of air pollution protects against...

"Our study supports recent evidence that there is no safe level of air pollution—finding an increased risk of cardiac arrest despite air quality generally meeting the standards."

New study names modern pollution a major cause of premature deaths...

"Pollution is an enormous and poorly addressed health problem."

Under Trump air pollution has increased for the first time in...

“We had expected that things would be getting worse—and that they would perhaps be getting worse in lots of places.”

Disbanded air pollution panel finds EPA standards don’t protect public health

The panel supported the preliminary conclusions of a Draft EPA Policy Assessment that the current standards aren't requisite to protect public health.

20 fossil fuel companies are responsible for a third of carbon...

"The great tragedy of the climate crisis is that seven and a half billion people must pay the price – in the form of a degraded planet – so that a couple of dozen polluting interests can continue to make record profits."

Air pollution exposure during pregnancy affects children’s lung function in early...

"It's really important to prioritize reduction of air pollution levels to improve respiratory health."

Oil and gas lobby split by Trump administration rollback of federal...

The methane revision is not the first time the Trump administration has rolled back environmental regulations.

One-third of all new childhood asthma cases in Europe are due...

"Largely, these impacts are preventable...We can and should do something about it."

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Taxpayers paid millions to design a low-cost ventilator for a pandemic. Instead, the company...

As coronavirus sweeps the globe, there is not a single Trilogy Evo Universal ventilator — developed with government funds — in the U.S. stockpile.

Could COVID-19 reshape global leadership?

The crisis the world will face over the next six months or a year is one that cries out for competent leadership.

A new major political party

The People’s Party should work actively to drain Bernie-ites from the Democratic Party.

Media need to scrutinize Andrew Cuomo’s record, not crush on his words

It’s hard not to grasp for heroic leaders in a time of crisis, but heroes don’t talk about love and compassion while sacrificing the most vulnerable—and it’s media’s job to expose that hypocrisy, not swoon under Andrew Cuomo’s spell.

With record-shattering unemployment, Sanders, Schumer, and Wyden ask Trump’s labor dept: ‘Do you have...

“It is absolutely imperative that the millions of Americans who are eligible for unemployment benefits receive every dollar to which they are entitled as quickly as possible.”