“Air quality has improved for decades across the U.S., but Louisiana is backsliding. Our analysis found that a crush of new industrial plants will increase concentrations of cancer-causing chemicals in predominantly black and poor communities.” ProPublica: Welcome to ‘Cancer Alley,’ Where Toxic Air Is About to Get Worse.

+ The toxic air won’t be limited to Cancer Alley. NYT: E.P.A. Set to Roll Back Rules on Toxic Metals from Coal Plants.