Minnesota court sends PolyMet air permit back to state for review

The ruling is the latest in a series of setbacks for the proposed copper-nickel mine in northern Minnesota.
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A Black Memphis community says it’s being poisoned by the US government

Cancer-causing arsenic is leaking out of a shuttered coal plant into Memphis groundwater. One local calls it “a ticking time bomb.”
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Study links more asthma cases to 2018 Clairton Coke Works fire

Hospital, clinic and doctor's office visits by asthma sufferers almost doubled following fire at U.S. Steel facility.

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A local look at air pollution highlights inequalities within cities

High-resolution data on air quality are helping scientists and community groups understand and address disparities in pollution between neighborhoods.

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Environmental groups plan to sue EPA over sulfur dioxide pollution in Detroit

Three environmental groups have notified the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency they plan to sue because the agency has not come up with a plan to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions in areas of Detroit and Baltimore.

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‘Woke’ oil company Suncor has been illegally polluting a poor Latino community

Oil giant Suncor vowed to fight racism in the wake of George Floyd’s murder. But it’s still releasing cancer-causing chemicals into a low-income Latino neighborhood north of Denver.
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Corpus Christi residents fight industrial expansion of plastics boom

A coalition of residents is trying to halt the region's rapid industrial sprawl. The fight is now centered on the water supply for a massive new Exxon SABIC plastics plant in the drought-prone Texas city.

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Study finds 2018 Clairton coke works fire impacted asthma patients

Nearby residents with asthma at higher risk of it worsening but didn’t know why.  
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EPA, U.S. Virgin Islands officials launch second probe after Limetree Bay refinery releases noxious fumes

Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Virgin Islands officials are investigating a second accident at a controversial refinery in St. Croix, which released noxious fumes into the air and forced some schools to close.

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Allegheny County launches air quality dashboard

Allegheny County has launched a new dashboard to present the public with data about air quality at several of its monitors.

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Pennsylvania group worries that new air pollution permit could allow Clairton coke works to pollute more

A company spokesperson said the purpose of putting in new pollution controls is to improve the efficiency of the pollution collection system, not to increase coke production.

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The rubber industry's toxic legacy in Akron

In Akron, Ohio, Black people bore—and bear—the brunt of industry's negative effects, including disease and death.

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When the grid went dark, Texans faced 3.5M pounds of excess air pollution

Why pollution spiked in frontline communities during the winter storm.
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Biggest CO2 polluter in Murmansk erects world’s tallest thermometer

It is freezing cold this January in Russia’s Arctic capital, something the inhabitants from now on clearly can see from the 65-meter tall thermometer attached to a chimney at the centralized heat-power plant.
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