5 Whistleblowers: CDPHE air pollution supervisors unlawfully told pollution modelers to ignore federal law in drawing up industry permits and also demanded the use of bad data to get permits to fit under EPA emission limits

Denver Post and Colorado Sun articles, April and May 2021 Colorado far from meeting emissions-reduction goals, report says, Denver Post, May 14, 2021. Polis rejects sector-by-sector emissions caps, while a new report from Energy Innovation and the Rocky Mountain Institute shows the state is way off track for meeting 2030 and 2050 goals set by 2019 legislation.   Colorado Department of …

1953 Review Outlines Key Issues With Fossil Fuels: The Most Colossal Planning Failure in Human History. Rapid Shift and Attention to the Rights of Future Generations Needed.

May 2021 “War Time Footing” Said Needed to Correct Economists’ Climate Change Failings. Steve Keen, a fellow at University College London, recently told CNBC that economic forecasts predicting the potential impact of climate change have grossly underestimated the reality and delayed global recovery efforts by decades. Keen said that mainstream economists ignored scientific data and instead “made up their own …

FHWA Air Quality, Sustainable Transportation and Resilience Team, also EDC: Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian

FHWA Headquarters Air Quality and Transportation Conformity Team Cecilia Ho, Cecilia.Ho@dot.gov (202) 366-9862, Team Leader Edward Dancausse, Edward.Dancausse@dot.gov (919) 747-7026 Mark Glaze, Mark.Glaze@dot.gov (202) 366-4053 David Kall, David.Kall@dot.gov (202) 366-6276 Victoria Martinez, Victoria.Martinez@dot.gov (787) 771-2524 Karen Perritt, Karen.Perritt@dot.gov (202) 366-9066 Aileen Varela-Margolles, a.varela-margolles@dot.gov, (305) 978-7780, noise specialist FHWA Headquarters Sustainable Transportation and Resilience Team Mike Culp, Michael.Culp@dot.gov, (202) 366-9229, Team Leader John Davies, JohnG.Davies@dot.gov, (202) 366-6039 Elizabeth Habic, Elizabeth.Habic@dot.gov, (202) 366-1701 Connie Hill Galloway, Connie.Hill@dot.gov, (804) 775-3378 …

In-utero pollution exposure leads to asthma risks

[Boston] study ties in-utero pollution exposure to asthma risks E&E News | Sean Reilly Small children were much more likely to develop asthma if their mothers were exposed during pregnancy to high levels of exceptionally tiny specks of pollution, researchers found in a newly released study. The study, published online today in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care …

The health impact of having a gas stove is equivalent to having a cigarette smoker in your home. IEA: world must stop mining fossil fuels

May 19, 2021: The world must immediately stop exploiting fossil fuels in order to reach net-zero targets globally by 2050, said the International Energy Agency. The health impact of having a gas cooktop in your home is roughly equivalent to having a cigarette smoker puffing away in the corner, and accounts for about twelve per cent of childhood asthma. “It’s …

Colorado Physicians Discuss Necessity of Acting on Climate, Reducing Emissions, Protecting Kids’ Health

Dr. Jessica Miller, Pediatrician, May 19, 2021, https://www.coloradopolitics.com/opinion/act-on-climate-change-and-protect-kids-health/article_cf376438-b857-11eb-aeb8-2364ed446c8c.html As a general pediatrician, most of my time is spent in a clinic or hospital. I am venturing out of these settings to write this piece because I know climate change is one of the largest health threats facing children in Colorado. Climate change is not just an environmental issue but a …

“Air quality is the largest environmental contributor to human health damage” And an estimated 16% comes from air pollution from raising livestock

Air Pollution From Raising Livestock Accounts for Most of the 16,000 US Deaths Each Year Tied to Food Production, Study Finds Food production, primarily the raising of livestock, causes poor air quality that is responsible for about 16,000 deaths a year in the United States, new research found. That’s roughly the same number from other sources of air pollution, including …

Air pollution kills far more people than COVID ever will

Air pollution kills far more people than COVID ever will (Bloomberg, Tyler Cowen op-ed), March 2021. And corporations could soon be forced to disclose their climate change denial funding (Jacobin) More than 10 million people die each year from air pollution, according to a new study — far more than the estimated 2.6 million people who have died from Covid-19 since it was detected …

The Clean School Bus Act is one of a suite of 8 bills

The Clean School Bus Act is one of a suite of 8 bills from Senator Cortez Masto and other climate champions in Congress that promote a comprehensive transition to clean transportation. In addition to the Clean School Bus Act, the suite of bills includes the following: The Green Spaces, Green Vehicles Act: This legislation creates a ‘‘Green Spaces, Green Vehicles Initiative’’ run jointly by …

Imagine: when the babies born this year are all grown up, they will not know the smell of traffic fumes. They will never have to wave their hand in front of their face trying to fan away the stench of a passing car or truck

By Christiana Figureres, March 2021 Imagine: when the babies born this year are all grown up, they will not know the smell of traffic fumes. They will never have to wave their hand in front of their face trying to fan away the stench of a passing car or truck as they walk their children to school. Their bodies won’t …