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US enhances mining safety with new silica dust regulations

New protections against hazardous mining dust aim to curb rising cases of severe lung diseases among miners.

Chris Hamby reports for The New York Times.

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The switch to electric vehicles is a breath of fresh air for children near highways

A new study highlights the potential for electric vehicles (EVs) to significantly reduce childhood asthma attacks and other health issues caused by exhaust exposure, particularly in low-income, urban areas.

Katie Myers reports for Grist.

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Pennsylvania Shell plant brings pollution and plastic

Mia DiFelice, Robin Lesko: New Pennsylvania Shell plant brings pollution and plastic. We’re fighting back.

Shell’s plant is spewing air pollution and blowing past permit limits in Western Pennsylvania, so we're pushing to hold it accountable.

US coal plant closure emphasises health benefits of cleaner air
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US coal plant closure emphasises health benefits of cleaner air

Decrease in hospital visits for heart problems shows impact could be greater than previously thought.

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After decades of broken promises, coal miners hail rule to slow rise of black lung

A half-century ago, the nation’s top health experts urged the federal agency in charge of mine safety to adopt strict rules protecting miners from poisonous rock dust.
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EPA settles Texas suit, agrees to decide on pollution plan in East Texas

Noah Alcala Bach writes in the Texas Tribune about the EPA's settlement of a a lawsuit the Sierra Club brought over pollution from an East Texas coal-burning power plant. The agreement requires the EPA to weigh in on the state’s plan to improve air quality in Rusk and Panola counties.

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Is Alabama air pollution causing smog in Texas? State battles EPA over ‘good neighbor’ plan

Dennis Pillion reports in about the claim that Alabama has to reduce pollution from its power plants and other industries because the emissions are contributing to ozone problems in Texas.

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