Environmental Politics

"5 Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter in Flint Water Crisis"

"FLINT, Mich. — By the time Robert Skidmore, an 85-year-old former auto industry worker, died in late 2015, officials had seen signs for months that Flint was wrestling with outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease, prosecutors say. Yet despite a wave of such cases in 2014 and 2015, no public warning was issued until early 2016."

Source: NY Times, 06/15/2017

Fighting Climate Change a Lonely Battle in Oil Country, Esp. for a Kid

"RAYNE, Louisiana — As far back as Jayden Foytlin can remember, her cousin Madison came over to celebrate her birthday. The girls had been best friends since they were toddlers and spent nearly every weekend together, playing video games and basketball in their driveways."

Source: InsideClimate News, 06/14/2017

"Scientists Praise Energy Innovation Office Trump Wants to Shut Down"

"The debate over the future of energy innovation in the United States was renewed on Tuesday when a panel convened by the National Academy of Sciences released an in-depth report praising a key research office that President Trump wants to eliminate."

Source: NY Times, 06/14/2017

Gas Industry Brings Fake Grassroots Group To Eastern Pipeline Fights

"Amid intensifying fights over new natural gas pipelines in Virginia, New Jersey and New England, the gas industry is ramping up its defense with a new front group meant to appeal to East Coasters, who have mostly avoided the fights over oil and gas development that have rocked Western states."

Source: HuffPost, 06/14/2017

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