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2014-01-30 12:23:40

395 Facilities Identified in CO, LA, ND, PA, TX, and WY, Each Emitting over 10,000 Pounds of Toxic Chemicals Per Year. WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of large oil and gas facilities in six energy boom states -- Colorado, Louisiana, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wyoming - are emitting a combined 8.5 million tons of toxic chemicals each year, according to new data compiled by the nonprofit Environmental Integrity Project (EIP). The EIP report...

Toxic Power: Power Plants Are Contaminating Our Air And States
2012-08-10 05:04:43

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a report released Thursday by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Texas is the 10th worst state in the nation when it comes to exposing residents to toxic air pollution from coal-fired plants. Unfortunately, that's not all the report had to say about the Lone Star State. Texas also ranked 10th in toxic air pollution from the electric sector, emitting nearly 10.5 million pounds of harmful chemicals. This...

2011-07-20 10:00:00

Worst States OH, PA, FL, KY, MD, IN, MI, WV, GA, NC, SC, AL, TX, VA, TN, MO, IL, WI, NH, IA WASHINGTON, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Residents of Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida live in states with the most toxic air pollution from coal- and oil-fired power plants, according to an analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council. The study used publicly-available data in the Environmental Protection Agency's Toxics Release Inventory (TRI). The analysis, entitled "Toxic Power:...

2010-02-01 09:48:00

Though Petroleum Demand and Refinery Production Dropped, Benzene Emissions Rose; One Texas Refinery Reported 41,000 Pounds of Pollutant to State ... But Only 6,000 Pounds to EPA. WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. refinery emissions of benzene, a known human carcinogen, rose nearly 9 percent between 2007 and 2008, according to reports filed with the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Toxics Release Inventory (TRI). Despite that increase, the nonprofit and...

2008-08-22 03:00:31

By Vladeck, David C "The obligation to endure gives us the right to know."1 I. Introduction This Symposium was convened to assess how, in this new age of environmental law, scholars, advocates, policy makers, journalists, and other interested members of the public can gain access to and harness information about our environment. My modest role is to provide an overview of federal right-to-know laws,2 including the Freedom of Information Act3 (FOIA), and to ask whether these statutes ensure...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.