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Construction permit approved, but fight over environmental impact lingers

coal-fired power, carbon capture

UPPER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A decision by the state Department of Environmental Protection to issue a permit allowing an electric generation plant to convert from coal-fired to gas-fired has drawn ire from environmental groups. Activist groups including The Sierra Club and Environment New Jersey say the permit will allow B.L. England’s plant in Cape May County to produce more ...

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UN: Rising air pollution in world’s cities killing millions

GENEVA (AP) — Almost everyone in large cities in poor and middle-income countries faces excessively high air pollution, a growing problem that is killing more than 3 million people prematurely each year and “wreaking havoc on human health,” the World Health Organization said Thursday. The U.N. health agency says more than four out of five city dwellers worldwide live in ...

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Green groups, residents sue crude-by-rail operator

oil train, crude train

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A coalition of residents and environmental groups is suing a crude oil transporter, claiming violations of the federal Clean Air Act. The coalition consisting of Albany County, a tenants association and six environmental groups filed the federal lawsuit Wednesday against Waltham, Massachusetts-based Global Partners. The lawsuit claims Global failed to obtain a required air pollution permit ...

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Green groups, residents sue crude-by-rail operator

oil train, crude oil

ALBANY, N.Y. — A coalition of residents and environmental groups is suing a crude oil transporter, claiming violations of the federal Clean Air Act. The coalition consisting of Albany County, a tenants association and six environmental groups filed the federal lawsuit Wednesday against Waltham, Massachusetts-based Global Partners. The lawsuit claims Global failed to obtain a required air pollution permit and ...

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New technology is keeping the air we breathe under an unprecedented level of scrutiny

Measure twice, cut once, they say. Unless you are trying to save the planet. In that case, measure and cut constantly. Rising calls to create cleaner air and limit climate change are driving a surge in new technology for measuring air emissions and other pollutants — a data revolution that is opening new windows into the micro-mechanics of environmental damage. ...

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Fracking boom on UT’s West Texas lands linked to spills, air pollution

pump jack

The hydraulic fracturing boom on University of Texas System lands in West Texas has polluted soil, groundwater and air, according to a report to be released Tuesday by an environmental group and a think tank. At least 1.6 million gallons of oil, saltwater and other pollutants have spilled from wells and associated equipment on UT System-owned land since 2008, said ...

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Shell discharged 163 tons worth of toxic gas at Deer Park facility

Last Sunday morning, over 300,000 pounds worth of toxic gas was accidentally released into the air at the Deer Park Shell Oil facility. According to reports from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), the emission hazard in Southeastern Texas was occurred at approximately 10:40 am at the Shell Deer Park site. Operating personnel discovered the leak roughly 15 minutes ...

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