Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Tag: air pollution

The unexpected ways fracking affects air pollution

Fracking has led to a large increase of hydrocarbon emissions in rural areas, reversing some regional air trends.

UN environment chief: Make polluters, not taxpayers, pay for destroying nature

A "pollution-free planet" is achievable but the world must take immediate action to meet that goal.

Groundbreaking Harvard study confirms #ExxonKnew

"This peer-reviewed study from Harvard is just the latest piece of evidence indicating that the largest oil company in the world knew about the risks of climate change, but concealed them from the public and shareholders."

EPA reverses decision to delay Obama-era pollution regulation after 15 states...

The rule will go into effect as planned on October 1, rather than being delayed by a year.

Louisiana’s Cancer Alley residents sue chemical plant for nearly 50 years...

The magnitude of this injustice is driving people to make sure their community’s voice is heard.

California Gov. Jerry Brown is backing a climate bill full of...

Regulators say the measure would make it impossible to meet the state’s greenhouse gas reduction targets by 2030.

France to ban sale of cars powered by gasoline and diesel

France intends to end oil and gas exploration in French territory, eliminate coal-fired power plants by 2022 and encourage homeowners to produce their own energy.

World’s first commercial carbon sucking machine turns greenhouse gas into fertilizer

“It is clear today that we won't be able to achieve zero gigatonnes by the end of the century without the use of carbon removal technologies.”

Wisconsin Senate passes Koch-backed REINS bill that would benefit Koch, other...

There are concerns about the bill's ability to potentially “grind the regulatory process to a halt.”

Exxon to pay $20 million for violating Clean Air Act 16,386...

“We will not stand idly by when polluters put our health and safety at risk.”

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Eugenics rears its unsavory head: Vaccine schism saves the intelligent & sacrifices the backward

Right-wing vaccine resistance could remove thousands of Trump voters in critical red states.

Border Patrol accused of ‘unfathomable cruelty’ for cracking whips on Haitians

“It doesn’t matter if a Democrat or Republican is president, our immigration system is designed for cruelty towards and dehumanization of immigrants,” said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Personal interview: Professor Mark Skidmore What are the Prospects for Peace?

Mark Skidmore talks about how the role of everyday citizens in affecting the relationship the U.S. now has and will have with the rest of the world community.

GAO report finds DOD fails to combat waste and fraud

The report noted that the DOD has been susceptible to multiple forms of fraud schemes, including fraudulent bid submissions, counterfeit parts, billing for work not performed, and disguising conflicts of interest.

The profits of war

How corporate America cashed in on the post-9/11 pentagon spending surge.