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Unhealthy Air Days In Major U.S. Cities Rose Over Past 2 Years: EPA

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Mon, 07/22/2019 - 10:39am

The number of unhealthy air days in major cities across the United States has risen sharply over the last two years, even as emissions of key pollutants continue to slip, according to data released by theEnvironmental Protection Agency on Wednesday.

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Post-Hurricane Harvey, NASA tried to fly a pollution-spotting plane over Houston. The EPA said no

Published: 
Tue, 03/05/2019 - 5:55pm

In the weeks after Hurricane Harvey’s catastrophic sweep through the Houston area — which resulted in chemical spills, fires, flooded storage tanks and damaged industrial plants — rescue crews and residents complained of burning throats, nausea and dizziness.

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Trump fuel economy rollback is based on misleading and shoddy calculations, study finds

Published: 
Mon, 12/10/2018 - 1:46pm

The Trump administration’s proposal to roll back fuel economy standards relies on an error-ridden and misleading analysis that overestimates the costs and understates the benefits of tighter regulation, an independent study by leading economists, engineers and other experts has found.

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THIS CITY'S AIR IS KILLING PEOPLE. HERE'S WHY

Published: 
Fri, 12/07/2018 - 11:00am

A suffocating brown haze hangs over Mexicali.

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Trump administration’s own analyses indicate many of its new regulations will hurt vulnerable Americans

Published: 
Mon, 11/26/2018 - 12:09pm

President Trump’s push to roll back federal regulations will take a significant toll on Americans’ health and finances, according to a surprising source — the Trump administration itself.