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End of Summer Summation … The People’s Republic of Chemicals Will Roll This Fall

August 29th, 2014 · No Comments

* With less than three months to go until the launch of The People’s Republic of Chemicals,” here’s some leg-teasing, early reviews. Many ones pending. – Five star from Clare O’Beara: the book “should make you think more about where your electronic and other goods come from, and I hope you will feel moved to […]

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Tags: Chip Jacobs · environment · environmental catastrophe · environmental policy · EPA · globalization · greenhouse gases · Historical serendipity meets calamity · ozone · Pacific Ocean · Smogtown · The People's Republic of Chemicals

So Many People, So Much Murk & Karma – the People’s Republic of Chemcials

March 31st, 2014 · No Comments

* Chip discusses his forthcoming book, The People’s Republic of Chemicals, and global smog on National Public Radio affiliate KCRW. Madeleine Brand, who hosts the “Press Play” show, had some terrific questions. * Speaking of The People’s Republic of Chemicals, here’s the working dust-jacket description. It and our author bios will be updated soon. Maverick environmental writers William J. Kelly […]

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Tags: Al Gore · AQMD · atmospheric karma · Bill Clinton · California · Chip news · Clean Air Act · climate chaos · Dirty environmental deals · environmental catastrophe · EPA · Free trade implications · global warming · globalization · Los Angeles History · Overlook Press · ozone · Penguin Group USA · People's Republic of Chemicals · Shanghai Scientific and Technological Publishing House · Smoggy China · Smogtown · Societal Disenchantment · Transpacific Drift · Water contamination

People’s Republic of Chemicals – Preparing for liftoff

February 18th, 2014 · No Comments

- Bill Kelly and I are pleased to announce that the sequel to Smogtown: the Lung-Burning History of Pollution in Los Angeles, (Penguin Group USA/The Overlook Press – 2008) will be out this fall by Rare Bird Books. The title is set. It’s The People’s Republic of Chemicals. We’re beyond excited. Also this year, Shanghai […]

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Tags: AQMD · Clean Air Act · Dirty environmental deals · EPA · global warming · groundwater pollution · Overlook Press · ozone · People's Republic of Chemicals · Shanghai Scientific and Technological Publishing House · Smoggy China · Smogtown · Societal Disenchantment

A long-overdue post between book deadlines – Happy 2013, where we hope to see more green than red ink and brown skies. Stay tuned for big news from the authors of Smogtown: the Lung-Burning History of Pollution in Los Angeles

December 27th, 2012 · No Comments

Some news and notes for late December: * Time to find a new EPA Administrator for Obama’s second term. NBC “Lisa Jackson is stepping down from her post as the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency after a four-year term. ”I will leave the EPA confident the ship is sailing in the right direction, and ready […]

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Tags: American history · California · Clean Air Act · environmental policy · EPA · global warming · ozone · Pacific Ocean · Smoggy China · Smogtown book · Uncategorized

Autumn green — a terrific (and lung-scarring) video, Central Valley particulates, the mile-high cough and the White House smog fandango

October 11th, 2011 · No Comments

* Why Central California — yup, the San Joaquin Valley — is such a smog breeding ground. From the Atlantic: “… One of the big things we’re dealing with is that we have a 1 to 2 ratio of people to vehicle miles traveled,” says Jaime Holt at the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control […]

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Tags: Aiport battles · Clean Air Act · Dirty environmental deals · environment · environmental policy · EPA · ozone · Smogtown

The Dirt on Bill Burke, the Man Who’d Buy the Dodgers on Behalf of China: a Smogtown editorial

September 15th, 2011 · No Comments

Where’s Walter O’Malley when you need him? The revered owner of the Dodgers—who moved the team from Brooklyn to Los Angeles and privately financed and built Dodger Stadium in the early-1960s —was a man of stature unknown today in Chavez Ravine. Former L.A. Mayor Tom Bradley once called the patrician O’Malley “the epitome of class.” […]

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Tags: American history · AQMD · Chip Jacobs · Clean Air Act · Dirty environmental deals · environment · environmental policy · L.A. City Council · L.A. Marathon · Los Angeles History · ozone · Political cronyism · Smoggy China · Smogtown · Smogtown book · William Burke · William J. Kelly

AQMD chairman representing smog-smothered China in a deal with the Dodgers, Obama caving in on a critical ozone rule: just another jaded day in Smogtown

September 2nd, 2011 · No Comments

* Bill Burke, longtime chairman of Southern California’s regional smog-fighting agency, is leading a group that includes the Chinese government, to purchase the L.A. Dodgers for $1.2 billion from beleaguered owner Frank McCourt. Burke, who founded the L.A. Marathon and is the husband to former congresswoman and County Supervisor Yvonne Braithwaite Burke, has given no […]

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