Posts tagged air pollution
Don't Let a Killer Pollutant Loose

(New York Times) - PM 2.5 is a mix of microscopic particles and liquid droplets that have been shown to cause premature death among those with heart and lung disease, nonfatal heart attacks, aggravated asthma and other conditions. Despite numerous studies The Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee is challenging the evidence and aims to revise the EPA’s current standards facilitating further PM 2.5 pollution.

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The Oil Industry’s Covert Campaign to Rewrite American Car Emissions Rules

(New York Times) - Automakers are less opposed to new auto-efficiency regulations than the oil industry. Marathon and other oil giants have hired government relations firms and requested private meetings with EPA director Scott Pruitt and their lobbyists. Oil execs argue that oil scarcity no longer being an issue justifies tapering off on fuel-efficient auto production.

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Study Links Air Pollution to Early Death

(Market Place) The leading threat to human life is air pollution, most of it caused by burning fossil fuels. Studies show that the average person will have their life shortened by two years. The Clean Air Act saw an uptick in air quality and an increase of 1.5 year life expectancy, but certain urban areas still trail behind due to environmental racism.

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Washington Could be the First State to Charge for Carbon Emissions that Cause Climate Change

(Washington Post) Washington is introducing Initiative 1631 on the ballots. While supporters are still deciding on whether to call it a fee or tax, the conclusion is that the collected funds be used towards combating climate change caused by carbon emissions.

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