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African-Americans taking brunt of oil industry pollution: report


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - African-Americans face a disproportionate risk of health problems from pollution caused by the oil and gas industry, and the situation could worsen as President Donald Trump dismantles environmental regulations, according to a report issued on Tuesday by a pair of advocacy groups. (Reuters US News) More More

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Posted on 21 April 2018 | 2:47 am | Google News

EPA Finds Black Americans Face More Health-Threatening Air Pollution - InsideClimate News


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EPA study shows dangerous air pollution overwhelmingly impacts communities of color - ThinkProgress


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In almost every state in the country, communities of color are more likely to be exposed to higher levels of dangerous air pollution than white communities, according to a new study released on Thursday by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA ...

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Posted on 23 February 2018 | 11:40 am | Google News

Nothing to Wheeze At: Air Pollution's Disproportionate Effect on Poor and Minority Communities - The Revelator


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Trump's War on the Environment Is a Civil Rights Emergency - Mother Jones


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Posted on 26 November 2017 | 6:00 am | Google News

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