Categories & Tags: air pollution

Southern states lack adequate disclosure of fracking's chemical hazards   |   July 9, 2012
Most of the states that do not require any public disclosure of toxic chemicals used in fracking are in the South, and Southern states are also among those with weak disclosure...

 

Federal court rejects Virginia attorney general's effort to block climate action   |   June 27, 2012
A federal court has rejected Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency's finding that unregulated greenhouse gas...

 

North Carolina gets a Texas-sized warning on fracking   |   June 13, 2012
As North Carolina lawmakers prepare to pass a bill as soon as this week legalizing fracking for natural gas, they got a visit from a former Texas mayor who shared his cautionary...

 

Toxics lobby pours money into North Carolina politics   |   May 31, 2012
As North Carolina lawmakers consider killing a state program designed to protect the public from toxic air pollution, major emitters of such pollution are pouring money into state...

 

New survey details BP oil spill's human health damages   |   April 23, 2012
People living along the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle continue to suffer health problems as a result of the BP oil disaster, according to a new survey...

 

North Carolina holds extra public hearing on fracking   |   April 2, 2012
Following two public hearings on fracking that drew large crowds, North Carolina has decided to offer another opportunity for the people to be heard on the contentious issue. A...

 

Fracking's air pollution threat   |   March 27, 2012
North Carolina regulators will hold the second of two planned public hearings in Chapel Hill today to gather comments on a recently released draft report that calls for lifting...

 

Fearing more toxic emissions, Texans speak out against Keystone XL pipeline to Gulf Coast refineries (video)   |   March 22, 2012
With President Obama directing federal agencies to expedite a 485-mile pipeline that will carry crude oil from Oklahoma to refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast, people living near...

 

Dumping dioxin on Dixie   |   January 25, 2012
As environmental health advocates call on Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson to release a long-awaited report on the health impact of dioxins, an analysis...

 

South heavily represented on EPA's secret air polluter 'watch list'   |   November 7, 2011
A joint investigation by the nonprofit Center for Public Integrity's iWatch News and NPR has obtained the Environmental Protection Agency's internal "watch list...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Luminant's lawlessness in Texas   |   November 2, 2011
Number of times that two Texas coal-fired power plants owned by Dallas-based Luminant are alleged to have violated the Clean Air Act in recent years: 38,000 Date on which...

 

Hexavalent chromium pollution linked to coal ash disposal   |   February 3, 2011
The landmark $333 million court settlement that propelled legal researcher Erin Brockovich to environmental stardom involved the contamination of a California town's...

 

Aging coal plants take a heavy environmental toll   |   December 2, 2009
U.S. power plants dumped 2.56 billion tons of carbon dioxide into the environment in 2007 -- and much of that came from the nation's older coal-fired plants. That's...

 

The poor and people of color get the dirtiest air   |   May 8, 2009
By Nina Jacinto, (reprinted from Wiretapmag.org)   Last week, researchers at the University of Massachusetts and the University of Southern California released a...

 

TVA under growing pressure to clean up its act   |   April 16, 2009
The Tennessee Valley Authority is facing mounting demands to leave behind its dirty energy past and become a clean energy leader. Last week, a federal judge denied the federal...

 

TVA ordered to clean up N.C.'s air, but other states left to suffer   |   January 14, 2009
A federal judge has ordered the Tennessee Valley Authority to clean up pollution from four coal-fired power plants that are affecting air quality in North Carolina -- but the...

 

Report details rise in radiation pollution, cancer deaths near Ga. nuclear plant   |   June 27, 2007
Georgia Power and Southern Nuclear have proposed adding two new reactors to the existing two at the Alvin Vogtle nuclear power plant on the Savannah River near Waynesboro, Ga. But...