Latest News about Air Pollution and Its Effects

Trump’s budget escalates his war on people of color.
Thursday May 25th 2017, 2:00 pm

This budget targets some groups more than others, and the attack on Americans of color has never been more overt.

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Trump administration says it isn’t anti-science as it seeks to slash EPA science office.
Thursday May 25th 2017, 2:00 pm

The Office of Research and Development has been at frontlines of virtually every environmental crisis. Trump wants to cut its funding in half.

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State Democrats have new leverage in effort to curb greenhouse gases.
Thursday May 25th 2017, 2:00 pm

If lawmakers can’t agree on a way to extend cap-and-trade, the state could place costly mandates on companies to cut emissions.

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Ex-US Environmental Protection Agency chief pleads for Paris climate deal.
Thursday May 25th 2017, 2:00 pm

Former EPA head Christine Todd Whitman told DW what she would say to President Trump to convince him to keep the US in the Paris climate deal.

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Emerging economies take lead on going green, but investment needed.
Thursday May 25th 2017, 2:00 pm

Emerging economies are increasingly taking the lead in shifting the world onto a cleaner development path, a senior World Bank official said on Wednesday, pointing to the role of China and India in pushing down the cost of producing solar power.

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Electric cars becoming popular as grid gets greener.
Thursday May 25th 2017, 2:00 pm

Electric car owners in Tennessee view climate benefits as nice extras – not as key selling points.

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Donald Trump’s latest budget still takes an ax to EPA.
Thursday May 25th 2017, 2:00 pm

The president’s proposal would cut the agency’s budget by nearly one-third.

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A road trip through rusting and rising America.
Thursday May 25th 2017, 2:00 pm

The comeback of distressed and lost communities is the story of Bill Clinton’s America, not Donald Trump’s.

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There’s finally a dollar amount attached to how much Trump hates the EPA.
Wednesday May 24th 2017, 2:00 pm

The Trump proposal is not going to survive congressional appropriations intact, but the numbers are instructive about where the administration’s true priorities lie.

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Donald Trump’s pick for EPA enforcement office was a lobbyist for Superfund polluters.
Wednesday May 24th 2017, 2:00 pm

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s pledges to protect human health and the environment by focusing on Superfund are belied by his own priorities and personnel choices for the program.

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Volkswagen settlement gives Pennsylvania $118 million to clean up diesel pollution.
Wednesday May 24th 2017, 2:00 pm

Pennsylvania is considering a plan to distribute its $118 million share of a Volkswagen settlement on projects meant to offset extra pollution emitted by diesel vehicles that were outfitted by the automobile manufacturer with software to trick emissions tests.

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