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Tag: pollution

3M to pay Minnesota $850M in surprise settlement over chemical disposal

"3M fought for almost a decade ... spending hundreds of millions on lawyers to dodge their way around the law ... but today became their day of reckoning!"

Ending pollution requires a major change in attitudes

Its up to us, each and every one of us to consciously live in an environmentally responsible manner.

Big oil invests $180B in plastics, merging two planet-killing industries

"There is a deep and pervasive relationship between oil and gas companies and plastics."

EPA holding its only public hearing on clean power plan repeal...

The EPA will receive online comments about its proposal and any requests for additional public meetings until Jan. 16.

Tom Goldtooth: Carbon trading is “fraudulent” scheme to privatize air &...

Chevron has said it will purchase carbon credits to offset increased pollution from a recent expansion of the Richmond refinery.

New study links osteoporosis to air pollution

“Air pollution continues to rise at an alarming rate, and affects economies and people’s quality of life; it is a public health emergency.”

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.

This year’s ozone hole is the smallest it’s been since 1988

The ozone shield in Earth’s stratosphere helps absorb the sun’s dangerous ultraviolet radiation, which causes problems such as skin cancer.

Judges block Trump administration from rescinding Obama-era environmental regulations

“No man, no woman is above the law. You have to follow the rule of law. It makes no difference if you are in the White House or not.”

US Secretary of Energy announces support for cost-shared research and development...

Unfortunately, the DOE hopes that the solutions will enable competitive operation of fossil-based power generation infrastructure in a low-carbon future, rather than focusing on clean energy.

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Former judge sentenced to prison for bribery scheme and witness tampering

The former judge was sentenced to five years in prison, three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a fine of $50,000.

The 9/11 hijackers were Iraqis, right?

The good news is that they want to learn. The bad news: nowadays, they tend to think that the men who flew those planes on 9/11 were from Iran.
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Why the common good disappeared (and how we get it back)

The challenge is to turn all this into a new public spiritedness extending to the highest reaches in the land.

Monsanto ‘commands’ civic group to turn in all communications over glyphosate

"There are millions of people around the world who have a deep and genuine concern that Monsanto's glyphosate is making us and our environment sick."

The ideology that unites Trump and the authoritarians he admires

It's about propping up "besieged majorities" in multiethnic countries.

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