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A Toxics-Free Future

Air pollution

The letter asks the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to rescind or replace its "free pass to pollute" policy allowing companies to suspend critical health and safety monitoring with no public disclosure during the coronavirus pandemic.The U.S. EPA and Congress should be working to protect communities and workers, not unnecessarily endangering them by making them more vulnerable to disease from toxic pollution in the middle of a global pandemic. 

ZENICA/PRAGUE – Despite the highly toxic air in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), only limited data on levels of pollution is accessible to the public. The government is failing to meet its international obligations, as well as those under domestic law, and publish a transparent register of major polluters. People thus do not know who is really poisoning them and to what extent and cannot effectively enforce the necessary improvements.

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Note: this article has been translated to English using Google Translate and thereafter edited for English discrepancies. 
In Chelyabinsk, a round table discussion will take place considering issues of interaction between the public, regulatory bodies and industrial enterprises to ensure the purity of the atmospheric air.

The Mercury

Two environmental groups have gone to court to force the eThekwini Municipality to release the air pollution licences and compliance reports of Durban’s Sapref and Engen petrol refineries.

The two groups said in legal papers lodged in the Durban High Court that the city had refused their request for access to this information in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act.