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July 31, 2024

SELC Webinar: Power Plants to Public Lands — Key Decisions Shaping Our Future

Join the Southern Environmental Law Center for a webinar about key decisions being made in the South now that will chart our future, and how we can ensure the right choices are made. 12:30 p.m. ET.

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July 25, 2024 to August 20, 2024

Fuel, Foul Air and Fallout: The Health Tolls of Energy and Defense in the U.S.

Join the Pulitzer Center for three virtual discussions about projects that investigate how extractive industries and defense impact Americans’ health. Register for one or all, on July 25, Aug 13 and 20, 2024.

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"Deadly Hurricane Beryl Churns Toward Jamaica, Causes 'Immense Destruction'"

"Hurricane Beryl barreled toward Jamaica as a powerful Category 4 storm on Tuesday after battering smaller islands in the eastern Caribbean, and scientists cited human-caused climate change as the likely culprit for the storm's rapid strengthening."

Source: Reuters, 07/03/2024

Court Won't Block Rule On La. Plant's Likely Cancer-Causing Emissions

"A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., has refused to block a new federal rule requiring Denka Performance Elastomers to dramatically limit the release of chloroprene, a likely cancer-causing chemical, within 90 days or shut down its LaPlace plant."

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 07/01/2024

"US Regulators Approve Louisiana LNG Plant Over Climate Objections"

"Federal regulators on Thursday approved a Louisiana liquefied natural gas project that has been a lightning rod for environmental activists and an energy policy litmus test for President Joe Biden's administration."

Source: Reuters, 06/28/2024

Enviros Want Florida Freshwater In The Everglades, Not Dumped At Coasts

"Environmental groups want to use engineered wetlands to help replenish the river of grass and address toxic algae. The state’s politically powerful sugar growers say those wetlands are for their own polluted water."

Source: Inside Climate News, 06/20/2024

Storm-Battered Florida Braces For A Fourth Day Of Floods After Downpours

"Heavy rainfall that’s caused unrelenting flooding in South Florida since Tuesday will continue for a fourth consecutive day after turning roads into canals and forcing some residents to stand on the roofs of their cars or trudge through waist-deep waters."

Source: CNN, 06/14/2024

Higher Levels Of Dangerous Chemical Than Expected In Southeast Louisiana

"Researchers using high-tech air monitoring equipment rolled through an industrialized stretch of southeast Louisiana in mobile labs and found levels of a carcinogen in concentrations as much as 20 times higher than previously estimated, according to a paper published Tuesday in the journal Environmental Science & Technology."

Source: AP, 06/12/2024

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