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Tax on Diesel and the Unintended Risks of Target Chasing

The Labour party have admitted they made a mistake when in government to reduce tax on diesel vehicles to try to help reduce CO2 emissions. Back in 2001 vehicle excise duty rates were changed to make diesel more attractive. 79 more words

Tax

Nearly 200 people attend hearing to oppose proposed ban on wood burning

TOOELE COUNTY, Utah — A newly formed group called “Utahns for Responsible Burning” is challenging Salt Lake County’s wood burning ban, as well as a proposed ban for the entire state that would be in effect annually between November 1 and March 15. 195 more words

News

JUST HOW BAD IS CHINA'S AIR POLLUTION?

PROSPECT Journal is collaborating with China Focus, a blog focusing China’s role in the world and U.S.-China relations. As part of this collaboration, PROSPECT will be intermittently publishing articles by the China Focus bloggers. 2,827 more words

PUBLIC HEALTH

End of the road for Delhi's old cars as India battles smog | Reuters

The National Green Tribunal has banned all vehicles older than 15 years from the streets of the capital, New Delhi, in a bid to clean up air that one prominent study this year found to be the world’s dirtiest. 260 more words

Economics

EPA experiments on humans debunk their ozone and particulate matter health claims

The rogue EPA is proposing to lower the ground-level ozone standards from the current 75 parts per billion (ppb) to 60 ppb. This comes on the heels of a report that in 2007, the EPA conducted experiments on the effect of ozone on human subjects and found no adverse effects even at 400 ppb. 663 more words

Politics