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British Columbia's handling of hazardous spills falls short, audit reveals

British Columbia's preparedness for hazardous spills is inadequate, with outdated response plans and insufficient compliance oversight, an audit finds.

Amanda Follett Hosgood and Andrew MacLeod report for The Tyee.

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Chemours and DuPont's knowledge of PFAS risks leads to UN intervention

A United Nations human rights panel has spotlighted a North Carolina PFAS plant for its environmental negligence, highlighting the ongoing production of toxic chemicals despite known health risks.

James Bruggers reports for Inside Climate News.

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Kentucky House passes bill limiting power of Louisville's air pollution authority

The Kentucky House passed a bill blocking Louisville’s air pollution authority from issuing fines against industries that self-disclose violations.
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Jane Muncke: "Perils of Plastic Packaging”

On this episode, toxicology scientist Dr. Jane Muncke joins Nate to discuss the current state of food production and the effects of ultra processed foods and their packaging on our health.

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Texas polluters evade enforcement
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‘Major’ problem in Texas: How big polluters evade federal law and get away with it

Industrial developers describe facilities as “minor” polluters to avoid federal permitting requirements, and environmental lawyers say the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality lets it happen.
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Clairton Coke Works’ air quality permit draws EPA objection

The Environmental Protection Agency objected to an air quality permit issued to U.S. Steel's Clairton Coke Works, a move advocates say will protect Mon Valley residents from emissions of harmful air pollutants.

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Kansas City is trying to reduce energy use, but building owners won't comply

Kansas City has been trying to track energy consumption, but without enforcement, building owners aren’t cooperating.

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