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EPA’s proposed new regulations limiting soot air pollution: Soot pollution kills an estimated 85,000-200,000 Americans every year. To help with this the EPA is proposing new limits on soot, also called fine particulate pollution, that are stronger than what we have now. But are the new regulations really enough to protect our health? We talk about this with Zachary Barber, PennEnvironment Clean Air Advocate. He leads PennEnvironment’s work to clean up industrial air pollution from Pittsburgh’s Toxic Ten and rein in other polluters across the Commonwealth.
Also on this show: Charles Komanoff talks with us about using direct action to stop private jet flights and reduce emissions from such luxury behaviors. He and Christopher Ketcham wrote a piece for the Intercept about a successful action where activists targeted 13 private jets parked or preparing for takeoff at the Schiphol airport in the Netherlands and halted the flights.
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Planet Philadelphia is a radio show about our shared environment aired 4:00-5:00 PM EST the first and third Friday a month on WGGT-LP 92.9 FM in Philadelphia and/or at gtownradio.com. Also on Villanova University’s radio station, WXVU, Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m. at 89.1FM.
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