User: flenvcenter Topic: Environmental Health-Regional
Category: Environmental Health
Last updated: Aug 07 2017 15:54 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Amid California’s toxic dumps, local activists go it alone 7.8.2017 Current Issue
The call themselves promotoras, and they’re starting to see results.
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Man missing after rock diving into Green Mountain Reservoir 2.8.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
A man who dove from a popular diving rock into Green Mountain Reservoir Tuesday afternoon   did not surface and a dive team is searching for the man.
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Op-ed: Summer air quality: What you see and what you don’t 30.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Think of poor air quality in Salt Lake City, and you likely think of winter temperature inversions and associated particulate matter (PM) pollution. Temperature inversions are a function of our topography with the Wasatch and Oquirrh mountain ranges to the east and west of the Salt Lake Valley. With 80 percent of Utah’s population (and their associated motor vehicles) living and commuting between Ogden and Provo, the resultant tailpipe emissions, along with other air pollution sources, get trapp...
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Use of toxic firefighting foam contaminated water and soil south of Colorado Springs, U.S. Air Force admits 26.7.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
U.S. military operations at Peterson Air Force Base east of Colorado Springs contaminated water and soil with perfluorinated chemicals contained in firefighting foam, military officials acknowledged Tuesday as they unveiled results of a nine-month investigation.
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House approves delay of Obama-era smog reductions 19.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • The House voted Tuesday to pass a Republican-backed bill delaying implementation of Obama-era reductions in smog-causing air pollutants. Lawmakers voted 229 to 199 to approve the Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017. The measure delays by eight more years the implementation of 2015 air pollution standards issued by the Environmental Protection Agency under the prior administration. The bill also makes key technical changes that environmentalists say will weaken the Clean Air A...
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“It’s raining needles”: National drug crisis creates pollution threat 18.7.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
They hide in weeds along hiking trails and in playground grass. They wash into rivers and float downstream to land on beaches. They pepper baseball dugouts, sidewalks and streets. Syringes left by drug users amid the heroin crisis are turning up everywhere.
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Jeffco officials dig in their heels against proposed prairie dog relocation at Rocky Flats 13.7.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
Jefferson County staff, in a letter released Thursday, is recommending to the commissioners not to approve a plan to relocate 200 prairie dogs from Longmont to Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge.
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Utah physicians group alarmed by studies linking more deaths to air pollution 13.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
An association of Utah doctors is calling for more stringent limits on air pollution in light of new evidence they say shows air quality is more critical to human health than once thought. Denni Cawley, executive director of Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment, said her group would like to see state leaders reconsider their plans for growth in light of recent studies. The advocacy group had scheduled an early-afternoon news conference on Wednesday to highlight the issue. The physicians po... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Air pollution spikes to 20 times above health standard in Weber County with July Fourth fireworks 6.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
As residents celebrated Independence Day on Tuesday, state air-quality monitors reported spikes in particulate pollution at several Wasatch Front locales. Weber County was the hardest hit, with particulate matter soaring to 790 micrograms per cubic meter, nearly 20 times more than acceptable standards. Other counties registered high numbers as well — 128 micrograms per cubic meter in Utah County, 77 in Davis County, and 50 in Cache County. Salt Lake City, which saw the highest spikes last year ...
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Trump administration moves to withdraw clean-water rule 28.6.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
The Trump administration moved Tuesday to roll back an Obama administration policy that protected more than half the nation's streams from pollution but drew attacks from farmers, fossil fuel companies and property-rights groups as federal overreach.
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Chemical leaks from PDC Energy tanks contributed to ozone pollution, EPA, CDPHE say in lawsuit 27.6.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Federal lawsuit claims PDC Energy has for years violated clean-air laws, hurting people and the environment by leaking volatile chemicals from storage tanks.
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Op-ed: It’s just false to say environmental rules kill jobs 25.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Amid fierce debate, the federal Environmental Protection Agency strengthened national ozone pollution standards in 2015. The move was billed by industry as one of the most expensive environmental regulations ever proposed, while public health and environmental advocacy groups argued that the new standard of 70 parts per billion wasn’t protective enough of human health. EPA science advisors had advocated for a standard between 60 and 70 parts per billion, preferring the lower end of that spectrum...
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CDPHE stopped state testing PFCs plume, blaming end of EPA funding 16.6.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
No one is monitoring the plume of groundwater contaminated with PFCs at levels exceeding a federal health advisory levels that is spreading south from Colorado Springs toward Pueblo.
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Teens who sued Colorado Oil and Gas Commission know exactly what they’re doing 9.6.2017 Denver Post: Opinion
The Denver Post editorial board accused me, Our Children’s Trust, and Earth Guardians of “using teenagers as plaintiffs” in a case about protecting public health, welfare and the environment.
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EPA gives Utah a break on meeting ozone standard 8.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Federal regulators have decided to give Utah — and other areas on track to violate the 2015 standard for ozone pollution — an extra year to address the problem. The Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday evening that it would extend the deadline for determining which areas did not meet the new requirement. According to the agency’s news release, the delay is intended to give states more time to develop air quality plans while giving the EPA additional time to review the 2015 standard.... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Planning to revamp your house? Say yes to eco-friendly flooring 25.5.2017 Life-style – The Indian Express
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Op-ed: Building energy efficiency to improve air quality 21.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
In the Utah Foundation’s 2016 Utah Priorities Project survey, Utah voters statewide ranked air quality as the second most important issue in 2016, and voters along the Wasatch Front ranked air quality as the number one most important issue. This won’t be news to anyone. In fact, the American Lung Association’s State of the Air 2017 report ranks the Salt Lake City-Provo-Orem area as the seventh worst in the U.S. for shorter-term spikes in particle pollution, a regular occurrence during wintertime...
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Environment groups urge Hickenlooper not to fight appeals court ruling that prioritizes public health and safety 16.5.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Environmental groups want the governor to intervene and stop the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission's appeal of a court case that prioritized health and safety over fossil fuel extraction.
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Diesel vehicles pollute 4.6 million tons more than industry tests detect – causing 38,000 early deaths 16.5.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
University of Colorado researchers say the problem is in the testing before diesel-engine vehicles are sold. They're not tested under real driving conditions -- going fast, in cold weather, at high altitudes or idling for long periods.
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Harvard study suggests some NFL health and safety changes 15.5.2017 Denver Post: Business
The physical demands are different. The types and severity of injuries are different. And the economics can vary wildly. But there are several common threads shared by professional sports leagues when it comes to health and safety issues and a new report from the Harvard Law School sought to identify, study and compare them.
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