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Collaborative Journalism Project Reveals Inequities in Escaping Climate Change Hazards

When U.S. communities become unlivable due to climate change impacts, can residents count on government relocation assistance — and are those most in need of help actually getting it? Those questions kickstarted a year-long investigation led by three high-powered journalism organizations. Now they’re sharing their reporting resources toolkit and inviting other journalists to widen the coverage with more local stories.

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Puerto Rican Towns Sue Oil Companies Over Suppression Of Climate Science

"Sixteen Puerto Rico municipalities filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court against major oil companies, alleging companies like ExxonMobil, Shell and Chevron colluded to suppress evidence of climate change that has devastated the island, including 2017’s Hurricane Maria."

Source: The Hill, 12/01/2022

"Growing Storms Push Shrinking La. Insurers Into Failure"

"More than a year after Hurricane Ida swept across Louisiana, the Category 4 storm is triggering a property-insurance crisis in the state that has bankrupted 11 insurance companies and will force some homeowners to pay annual premiums of nearly $18,000."

Source: E&E News, 11/22/2022

Coal Ash — An Overlooked Toxic Story That Won’t Go Away

Obama-era regulation of the toxic waste product coal ash, which was watered down in the face of resistance from coal and electric utilities and further weakened by the Trump administration, has meant many coal-fired power plants simply ignore disposal requirements. That’s per a new report that the latest TipSheet writes can offer journalists useful ways to report an overlooked environmental story in their area.

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Black Communities In Louisiana Far More Exposed To Industrial Pollution

"Louisiana communities containing industrial plants and high percentages of Black residents experienced seven to 21 times more toxic air emissions than similar locations with higher percentages of White residents, according to a new study by researchers with the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic."

Source: Nola.com, 11/21/2022

Enviros Sue Army Corps Of Engineers Over Okefenokee Swamp Protections

"The Southern Environmental Law Center is suing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over its summer decision to remove Clean Water Act protections from almost 600 acres of wetlands next to the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge."

Source: Savannah Morning News, 11/16/2022

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