Post Tagged with: "air pollution"

Environmental groups sue to stop EPA loophole allowing industrial plants to turn off pollution controls
Pollution

Environmental groups sue to stop EPA loophole allowing industrial plants to turn off pollution controls

The new loophole will exacerbate toxic pollution hazards in communities across the country WASHINGTON, D.C. — “Today, public health and environmental groups filed a federal lawsuit to protect communities against the risk of a new tidal wave of toxic pollution unleashed by the Trump Administration breaking with decades of precedent, the Environmental […]

Here’s what utilities have promised to deliver on renewables, emissions
AEP / Coal / Energy / FirstEnergy

Here’s what utilities have promised to deliver on renewables, emissions

LANSING, MI — “A Midwest Energy News review of investor-owned utilities in the region found three-quarters of them have made voluntary renewable or emission pledges that go above and beyond what’s required under state laws. All but four of the 17 companies have set voluntary goals for renewables, emissions or both. Seven utilities have […]

Settlement with S.H. Bell requires manganese emission safeguards at plant in Ohioville, Pa. and East Liverpool, Ohio
Eramet / Good Neighbor Campaigns

Settlement with S.H. Bell requires manganese emission safeguards at plant in Ohioville, Pa. and East Liverpool, Ohio

PHILADELPHIA, PA — “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice today announced a proposed consent decree with S.H. Bell Company requiring the company to monitor and take measures to reduce manganese emissions from its 92-acre plant that spans the Pennsylvania-Ohio border in Ohioville, Pa. and East Liverpool, […]

Want healthier babies? Shut down coal plants
Coal

Want healthier babies? Shut down coal plants

Two studies in the past month show significantly fewer health risks for babies after nearby coal plants close NEW YORK, NY — “Babies born near an active coal plant in China had shorter telomeres—sections of DNA that act as caps on the ends of chromosomes—than babies born after the plant […]

Air pollution around conception tied to birth defects
Air Quality

Air pollution around conception tied to birth defects

COLUMBUS — “Women who breathe polluted air during the month right before or after they get pregnant may be more likely to have babies with birth defects, a U.S. recent study suggests. Researchers examined data on birth defects for almost 290,000 infants born in Ohio from 2006 to 2010, matching […]

Oil and other industrial wastes caught fire on the Cuyahoga River on November 1, 1952.
EPA

Theodore Decker: EPA’s inaction stirs memories of Ohio’s polluted past

COLUMBUS — “It would be nice to think that an era in which rivers and eyeballs burned from pollution was firmly in the past. But with Donald Trump in the White House and Scott Pruitt his main man at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, it may be that noxious days are […]

Toxic exposure may cost the world 10% of GDP: Study
Air Quality / Environmental Justice

Toxic exposure may cost the world 10% of GDP: Study

Current calculations woefully underestimate how much pollution costs countries, says researchers BOZEMAN, MT – “The study, published today in the journal Environmental Health, finds that current calculations of harmful exposures underestimate the total costs to society by leaving out certain health impacts and only focusing on a fraction of the […]

America crowns a new Pollution King
Coal

America crowns a new Pollution King

WASHINGTON, DC — “For the first time in 40 years, power plants are no longer the biggest source of U.S. greenhouse gas pollution. That dubious distinction now belongs to the transport sector: cars, trucks, planes, trains and boats. The big reversal didn’t happen because transportation emissions have been increasing. In fact, since 2000 […]

Ohioans testify on proposed repeal of Clean Power Plan at West Virginia hearing
Clean Power Plan

Ohioans testify on proposed repeal of Clean Power Plan at West Virginia hearing

CHARLESTON, WV — “A Pickerington high school senior shared the stage with powerful Ohio coal magnates Tuesday in the only opportunity the public has to formally voice their opinion about the Clean Power Plan. About 270 people registered to testify at the two-day public hearing that began Tuesday in the heart of […]

The Kayford Mine near Charleston, West Virginia (Credit: Dennis Dimick / FLICKR).
Coal / Mountaintop Removal

A troubling look at the human toll of mountaintop removal mining

NEW HAVEN, CT — “The devastating environmental impacts of mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia have long been well documented. But over the last decade, Indiana University researcher Michael Hendryx has been examining another consequence of this form of coal surface mining that had previously been overlooked: the health impacts on […]