Poor air quality from burning fossil fuels such as coal and diesel was responsible for more than 8 million deaths in 2018.
“Our state regulators—and our industry—has a long way to go to clean up our act.”
“Until we get control of the emissions in those disproportionate areas or overburden areas. I think all permitting should be stopped until we get a handle on it.”
"Toxic air pollution is a public health crisis, especially for our children, and the inquest underlined yet again the importance of pushing ahead with bold policies such as expanding the Ultra Low Emission Zone to inner London."
"The world's top polluting corporations claim to be working hard to solve plastic pollution, but instead they are continuing to pump out harmful single-use plastic packaging."
"The U.S. has a relatively robust waste infrastructure, yet an estimated five times as much plastic pollution entered the oceans in 2016 than in 2010."
The spill has mostly taken the form of oil patties that range in size from a quarter to a manhole cover, the Coast Guard said Tuesday.
An EPA deal came with a promise to help communities exposed to animal emissions. That’s still unfulfilled.
While EPA claims the monitoring waivers do not constitute a license to pollute at will, without effective monitoring there is no way to know.