Latest Air pollution News

$3 million for NY towns to buy zero emissions equipment

Oct. 13, 2019 10:09 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo says that communities that want to promote emissions-free vehicles can apply for part of $3 million in rebates and grants. Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos says electric vehicles cost less to operate and are more...

DES hearing to address plastic company's equipment permit

Oct. 13, 2019 8:14 AM EDT

MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services is going to hold a public hearing on a plastics company's application for air pollution control equipment in Merrimack. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation is seeking the permit. The DES hearing also will provide an...

California power shutdowns raise air pollution worries

Oct. 12, 2019 12:17 PM EDT

Power shutdowns intended to prevent more devastating California wildfires are raising new concerns about another longstanding environmental threat: air pollution. As utilities halted service to more than 2 million people this week, lines formed at hardware stores selling portable generators, while many hospitals...

Mayor proposes statewide carbon pollution fee

Oct. 11, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The mayor of Burlington, Vermont, joined by a coalition of environmental and business leaders, is proposing a statewide revenue-neutral carbon pollution fee that they say would help cut emissions by 37 percent by 2040. Mayor Miro Weinberger's proposal was shared Friday at the...

Alaska Supreme Court hears youth climate change lawsuit

Oct. 10, 2019 12:38 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska law promoting fossil fuel development infringes on the constitutional rights of young residents to a healthy environment, a lawyer told Alaska Supreme Court justices on Wednesday. A lawsuit filed by 16 Alaska youths claimed long-term effects of climate change will...

Kalama methanol plant decision delayed

Oct. 9, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

KALAMA, Wash. (AP) — A key permit decision for a methanol project in Kalama, Washington, is on hold after the state Department of Ecology announced it's pausing its review to ask for more information. The Daily News reports that Ecology issued a decision Wednesday and is requesting information from Cowlitz...

The Latest: Nobel winner hopes for more breakthroughs

Oct. 9, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Nobel chemistry prize winner M. Stanley Whittingham says he hopes the award for work on lithium-ion batteries will "push the field further and faster." The 77-year-old British-American chemistry professor at the...

Boris Johnson's father joins climate protesters in London

Oct. 9, 2019 10:35 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The father of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has joined climate protesters in London, after his son urged the demonstrators to pack up their "hemp-smelling" tents and leave. Stanley Johnson told Extinction Rebellion demonstrators that they had "exactly the right things in mind" with...

Megacity mayors gather in Denmark to discuss climate change

Oct. 9, 2019 10:09 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Mayors from the world's "megacities" are in Copenhagen for a three-day conference on ways local strategies to curb greenhouse gas emissions. The C40 World Mayors Summit brought together on Wednesday delegations from large cities that pledged to address climate change and work as...

New Mexico governor praises oil industry for opportunities

Oct. 8, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham professed her full-throttled support for the oil sector on Tuesday, telling industry leaders that her Cabinet secretaries works for them and that she hopes the state can overtake North Dakota as the No. 2 oil producer among states. Lujan Grisham,...