December 13, 2012

Pollution from mining, drilling and burning fossil fuels

Federal officials have given energy and mining companies permission to pollute aquifers in more than 1,500 places across the country, releasing toxic material into underground reservoirs that help supply more than half of the nation's drinking water. [ProPublica]

Seven Northeastern and mid-Atlantic states announced plans Tuesday to sue the Environmental Protection Agency, saying it is violating the Clean Air Act by failing to address methane emissions from oil and gas drilling. [Associated Press]

A London Assembly report on air pollution notes that up to 9% of deaths in London can be attributed to man-made airborne particles. [Londonist]



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