Environmental Health

‘This Does Not Look Good for Children’: Fires Pose Risk to Young Lungs

"The wildfires blazing in the West could hinder developing lungs, worsen asthma and even lead to the condition in those who don’t have it but are genetically disposed to it."

"SAN FRANCISCO — Ian MacDonald, a 14-year-old in Portland, Ore., got a treat from his parents the other day. He was allowed to go outside.

Source: NYTimes, 09/21/2020

"White House Docs: Trump Aides Pushed EPA for Fewer Methane Checks"

"EPA bowed to White House pressure during interagency review of an oil and gas emissions rule by reducing requirements for a segment of the natural gas supply chain to monitor and repair methane leaks."

Source: E&E News, 09/21/2020

"West Coast Wildfires Spark Headaches and Hospital Visits"

"The splitting headaches began when smoke from wildfires rolled in around Tim Hunt’s suburban Seattle home. Next came a debilitating fatigue. As deadly wildfires rage across the U.S. West, Hunt and others are struggling with some of the world’s worst air pollution."

Source: Reuters, 09/16/2020

"White House Environmental Review Rule Survives Legal Test"

"The White House’s rewrite of environmental review rules is set take effect as planned this month, after a federal judge on Friday declined to freeze the measure. The decision is a victory for the Trump administration’s efforts to speed up approvals for pipelines, oil and gas wells, highways, and other projects."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 09/14/2020

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