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Petrochemical company faces hefty fines for 2019 explosions in Texas

A Texas petrochemical company has agreed to pay more than $30 million in fines and penalties for Clean Air Act violations following explosions in 2019 that injured workers and forced mass evacuations.

The Associated Press reports.

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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British Columbia's preparedness for hazardous spills is inadequate, with outdated response plans and insufficient compliance oversight, an audit finds.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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Allegheny County Controller to audit Clean Air Fund

The nearly $10 million pot of money comes from penalties and fines paid by polluters and is largely used to address air quality issues within the county.
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Father of Canadian climate science reflects on a career in the era of global warming

Since the 1950s, Jim Bruce has played a role in some of the most consequential events in climate science at home and abroad. At 93, the renowned climate scientist gives Canada's National Observer his take on what it will take to pull human society out of its death spiral.
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