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The rule would achieve up to $280 billion in annual health benefits by preventing up to 34,000 premature deaths, 15,000 nonfatal heart attacks, 19,000 cases of acute bronchitis, 400,000 cases of aggravated asthma, and 1.8 million sick days a year beginning in 2014.
In early spring of this year, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation quietly approved a request from a Texas oil company to double the amount of crude oil and ethanol it ships through the Port of Albany down the Hudson River every year.
Palm oil is the world's most used oil. With demand skyrocketing, land-use concerns in the climate community have led to a major effort to improve best practices. Now the world's biggest palm oil company has released a landmark policy indicating big changes.