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SFGATE
2 months ago
Cars

Bay Area Tesla plant emits arsenic and other pollution, suit alleges

Tesla faces new lawsuit over ongoing air pollution concerns at the Fremont plant. [ more ]
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www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
DevOps

US appeals court kills ban on plastic containers contaminated with PFAS

The ban on plastic containers contaminated with PFAS forever chemicals has been overturned by a federal appeals court.
PFAS compounds have been linked to various serious health problems and are difficult to break down in the environment. [ more ]
subscriber.politicopro.com
4 months ago
Science

First Arrest of a Greenhouse Gas Smuggler Made in U.S.

Smuggling greenhouse gases across the US-Mexico border for profit
First prosecution under the 2020 law aimed at slowing climate change [ more ]
InsideEVs
2 weeks ago
Cars

GM Fined $145.8 Million Over Excess Emissions

General Motors to pay $145.8 million in fines and forfeit greenhouse gas credits over excess emissions.
Settlement follows EPA and NHTSA probe into 2012-2018 model year vehicles for emitting 10% more than claimed.
GM not required to recall vehicles but forfeits credits to offset emissions, showing accountability in environmental regulation. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
DevOps

US appeals court kills ban on plastic containers contaminated with PFAS

The ban on plastic containers contaminated with PFAS forever chemicals has been overturned by a federal appeals court.
PFAS compounds have been linked to various serious health problems and are difficult to break down in the environment. [ more ]
subscriber.politicopro.com
4 months ago
Science

First Arrest of a Greenhouse Gas Smuggler Made in U.S.

Smuggling greenhouse gases across the US-Mexico border for profit
First prosecution under the 2020 law aimed at slowing climate change [ more ]
InsideEVs
2 weeks ago
Cars

GM Fined $145.8 Million Over Excess Emissions

General Motors to pay $145.8 million in fines and forfeit greenhouse gas credits over excess emissions.
Settlement follows EPA and NHTSA probe into 2012-2018 model year vehicles for emitting 10% more than claimed.
GM not required to recall vehicles but forfeits credits to offset emissions, showing accountability in environmental regulation. [ more ]
moreepa
#pollution-reduction
New York Post
4 months ago
New York City

NYC burns pizzerias with new rule cutting smoky pollutants by 75%: 'You're going after pizza?'

NYC approved green plan for pizzerias and bakeries to reduce pollutants by 75%
Businesses can apply for variance if unable to comply with the mandate [ more ]
Fast Company
1 week ago
Business

Marathon Oil will pay the largest ever civic penalty for polluting Native American land

The federal government reached a $241.5 million settlement with Marathon Oil for air quality violations in North Dakota, aiming for pollution reduction. [ more ]
New York Post
4 months ago
New York City

NYC burns pizzerias with new rule cutting smoky pollutants by 75%: 'You're going after pizza?'

NYC approved green plan for pizzerias and bakeries to reduce pollutants by 75%
Businesses can apply for variance if unable to comply with the mandate [ more ]
Fast Company
1 week ago
Business

Marathon Oil will pay the largest ever civic penalty for polluting Native American land

The federal government reached a $241.5 million settlement with Marathon Oil for air quality violations in North Dakota, aiming for pollution reduction. [ more ]
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www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
EU data protection

Brexit divergence from EU destroying UK's vital environmental protections

1. The UK is falling behind the EU on environmental regulation, weakening legal protections for the environment and human health.
2. There is no government body tracking the divergence between the UK and the EU on environmental regulations. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
7 months ago
East Bay real estate

Opinion: Stop scapegoating CEQA for California's affordable housing crisis

Governor Newsom signed bills eliminating the requirement to disclose public health and environmental impacts of infill housing developments in California.
Lawmakers blaming environmental regulation for affordable housing shortages is misinformed. [ more ]
KQED
7 months ago
Environment

EPA Aims to Combat Climate Change with New Methane Reduction Rules | KQED

The EPA estimates that the new methane emissions rule will capture or prevent enough methane to heat nearly 8 million American homes for a winter.
The rule is expected to have net financial benefits of at least $7.3 billion per year from 2024 to 2038, including cost savings, climate benefits, and health benefits. [ more ]
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