Anything related to air quality, air pollution, or the atmosphere

"Incinerator That Turns Waste To Energy Is Shutting Down"

"A company can no longer burn trash at a Detroit incinerator as part of an agreement with the state. Detroit Renewable Power has entered into an agreement to resolve violations of air quality and waste management rules, according to the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy."

Source: AP, 02/08/2021

"Air Quality Regulators in “Cancer Alley” Have Fallen Dangerously Behind"

"An audit found that the time it takes the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality to issue penalties to polluters has doubled. Some companies that have been known to violate air quality rules were able to keep at it for years, or even decades."

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 01/29/2021

"G.M. Will Sell Only Zero-Emission Vehicles by 2035"

"The days of the internal combustion engine are numbered. General Motors said Thursday that it would phase out petroleum-powered cars and trucks and sell only vehicles that have zero tailpipe emissions by 2035, a seismic shift by one of the world’s largest automakers that makes billions of dollars today from gas-guzzling pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles."

Source: NYTimes, 01/29/2021

Super-Heated Year Ahead on Energy & Environment News

The Biden administration has moved rapidly to reset energy and environment policies dramatically shifted by the Trump White House. But how quickly can such a reversal occur, what are the priorities and what are the critical pathways for change? To help sort out the latest news and track larger trends, SEJournal offers this overview and analysis, part of our extensive “2021 Journalists’ Guide to Energy & Environment.”

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Los Angeles Lifts Air-Quality Limits For Cremations As Covid Deaths Double

"Air quality regulators have lifted the limits on the number of cremations that can be performed in Los Angeles county, citing a death rate that is more than double the pre-pandemic norm and an unmanageable backlog of dead bodies."

Source: Guardian, 01/19/2021


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