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NEW RULE IMPACTS 218 FACILITIES By Matthew Daly The Associated Press WASHINGTON>> More than 200 chemical plants nationwide will be required to reduce toxic emissions that are likely to cause cancer under a new rule issued Tuesday by the Environmental Protection Agency. The rule advances Pre...
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           LAKEWOOD By Noelle Phillips This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. A Lakewood business that sterilizes medical equipment with cancer-causing ethylene oxide must slash its air emissions after the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday told all...
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    By Biswajeet Banerjee The Associated Press LUCKNOW, India>> Millions of Indians celebrated Diwali with a new Guinness World Record number of bright earthen oil lamps as concerns about air pollution soared in the South Asian country. Across the country, dazzling multicolored ...
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By KC Becker Guest Commentary The Environmental Protection Agency’s recent Clean Air Act fuels settlement with the Suncor refinery generated questions about the settlement and the EPA’s broader efforts to improve environmental conditions at the facility and in nearby communities in Commerce City a...
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Print         AIR POLLUTION Nonprofits struggle to roll out programs One turned down a $500,000 EPA grant, calling rules burdensome By Noelle Phillips This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The Black Parents United Foundation learned in late 2022 that it would receive nearly $475,00...
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Smoke spreading from fires in Canada and the Pacific Northwest on Thursday morning obscured the blue skies north of metro Denver, and residents may have smelled smoke. National Weather Service meteorologists said smoke particles will be thickest over the northeastern corner of the state. Only light...
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Gas stoves release benzene throughout home, By Noelle Phillips This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Cooking with a gas stove in your kitchen can emit as much benzene into a home as second-hand tobacco smoke, depending on ventilation and the size of the house, according to new research from Stanford Unive...
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just proposed the strongest regulations on vehicle emissions ever, Carol. If you haven’t had time to read about the two proposed rules, here’s a one-sentence summary: They mean cleaner air, healthier communities, and a faster transition away from gas-guzzli...
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“Ambitious” policy targets nitrogen oxide leakage to meet federal standards “Ambitious” policy targets nitrogen oxide leakage to meet federal standards By Judith Kohler This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The state’s oil and gas industry will face new rules cracking down on emissions as the state battles to b...
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By Michael Levenson The New York Times The ethanol-fueled fungus known as whiskey fungus has thrived for centuries around distilleries and bakeries. It’s been the source of complaints from residents who live near Kentucky bourbon distilleries, Canadian whisky makers and Caribbean rum manufacturers...
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The Antarctic ozone hole last week peaked at a moderately large size for the third straight year — bigger than the size of North America — but experts say it’s still generally shrinking despite recent blips because of high-altitude cold weather. The ozone hole hit its peak size of more than 10 mill...
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CLIMATE CHANGE Wildfires’ smoke in West erasing clean air progress By Mira Rojanasakul © The New York Times Co. Smoke from wildfires has worsened over the past decade, potentially reversing decades of improvements in Western air quality made under the Clean Air Act, according to research publish...
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Natural gas operator fined $3.25M By Noelle Phillips The Denver Post A Weld County natural gas operator will pay a $3.25 million fine and spend more than $1.5 million to upgrade one of its plants to reduce harmful air emissions in an agreement with the state, the U.S. Department of Justice and th...
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  By Noelle Phillips The Denver Post With the threat of missing another benchmark for improving air quality hovering like a blanket of summer smog, Colorado’s top environmental officials are asking the legislature for $47 million to hire more people and build better technology for monitoring...
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  By Jamey Keaten The Associated Press GENEVA » The U.N. health agency says nearly everybody in the world breathes air that doesn’t meet its standards for air quality, calling for more action to reduce fossil-fuel use, which generates pollutants that cause respiratory and blood-flow problems...
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  By Adeel Hassan © The New York Times Co. With the pandemic entering a new phase in the United States marked by fewer precautions and the rise of the even more transmissible omicron subvariant BA.2, the Biden administration has begun stressing the importance of mitigating the risk of indoor...
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  WASHINGTON » The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing a plan that would restrict smokestack emissions from power plants and other industrial sources that burden downwind areas with smog-causing pollution they can’t control. The federal plan announced Friday is intended to help more ...
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By Raymond Zhong and Nadja Popovich © The New York Times Co. Urban neighborhoods that were redlined by federal officials in the 1930s tended to have higher levels of harmful air pollution eight decades later, a new study has found, adding to a body of evidence that reveals how racist policies in t...
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  WASHINGTON » The Biden administration on Monday proposed strict new limits on pollution from buses, delivery vans, tractor-trailers and other heavy trucks — the first time in more than 20 years that tailpipe standards have been tightened for the biggest polluters on the road. The new draft ...
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  By Kevin Freking The Associated Press WASHINGTON » A bill that would boost health care services and disability benefits dramatically for veterans exposed to toxic burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan won approval Thursday in the House. The measure has the backing of the nation’s major vetera...
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