Pollution

In Texas, Biden’s EPA Chief Puts Power Plants On Notice For Pollution

"Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan on Thursday put the U.S. power sector on notice, outlining how the Biden administration plans to cut air and water pollution spewing from the nation’s electricity plants."

Source: Washington Post, 03/11/2022

"Half of Americans Exposed to Harmful Levels of Lead as Children"

"About half of U.S. adults alive today were exposed to harmful levels of lead as children from the burning of leaded gasoline, according to a new study, which estimates that lead contamination has lowered Americans’ IQ scores by more than two points on average."

Source: YaleE360, 03/10/2022

"Biden Pushes Congress To Help Burn Pit Veterans"

"President Biden vowed yesterday to avoid repeating the “mistake” of Agent Orange in determining when rare diseases suffered by veterans are tied to environmental exposures during military service, throwing his support behind expansive legislation aimed at providing more benefits to veterans suffering health problems linked to burn pits."

Source: E&E News, 03/10/2022

EPA Restores California’s Authority To Set Its Own Auto Pollution Rules

"California is back in the driver’s seat as it steers the nation toward a future of cleaner cars and light trucks. The Biden administration on Wednesday reinstated the state’s authority to set motor vehicle pollution standards stricter than the federal government’s."

Source: LA Times, 03/10/2022

Redlining Means 45 Million Americans Breathe Dirtier Air, 50 Years Later

"Decades of federal housing discrimination did not only depress home values, lower job opportunities and spur poverty in communities deemed undesirable because of race. It’s why 45 million Americans are breathing dirtier air today, according to a landmark study released Wednesday."

Source: Washington Post, 03/09/2022

"Environmental Groups Press California On Electric Car Rules"

"More than 80 environmental groups and other organizations on Monday urged California Governor Gavin Newsom to impose tougher rules promoting electric vehicles even as the state is moving faster than President Joe Biden's administration."

Source: Reuters, 03/08/2022

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