- “Air Pollution Is Cutting More Years From People’s Lives Than Smoking, War Or HIV/AIDS” • Air pollution is taking years from billions of people’s lives around the world and is a greater threat to life expectancy than smoking, HIV/AIDS, or war, a report shows. In India, air pollution reduces life expectancy an average of 5.9 years. [CNN]
- “Coming Hours Are Make Or Break For Lake Tahoe Resort City, Fire Officials Say” • Firefighters have been able to make some headway against the Caldor Fire around South Lake Tahoe, and the popular California tourist town may, with luck, be spared from flames, if conditions on Wednesday night remain favorable, a fire official said. [CNN]
- “LA City Council Votes To Have City Transition to 100% Renewable Energy By 2035” • The Los Angeles City Council voted to have the Department of Water and Power, the largest municipal utility in the country, transition to 100% renewable energy by 2035, as well as develop a long-term hiring plan for nearly 10,000 “green” jobs. [MyNewsLA.com]
- “Fifty-Four Members Of Congress (All Democrats) Push For End To Fossil Fuel Subsidies” • In a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer this week, 54 members of Congress called for an end to over $120 billion in tax handouts to the fossil fuel industry. The letter follows a proposal by President Joe Biden. [CleanTechnica]
- “Exelon Threatens Nuclear Plant Closure After Springfield Energy Deal Falters” • The operator of three Illinois nuclear plants facing potential closure said that Illinois lawmakers must act on an energy omnibus package in less than two weeks to avoid having the Byron plant being taken offline permanently on September 13. [WBEZ]
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