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LNG To Fuel Conflict, Profit, Warming in Coming Years

A partisan debate has flared over liquified natural gas, as industry, environmentalists and politicians wrangle over LNG’s role in climate change and the energy transition, heating and electricity prices, and international and domestic U.S. politics. Backgrounder lays out LNG’s history, starting with the fracking boom and bringing it up to speed with the war in Ukraine and upcoming presidential elections.

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Companies to Inject Millions of Tons of CO2 Underground. Will It Stay Put?

"A new report highlights the risk 120,000 abandoned oil and gas wells pose to carbon dioxide storage in Louisiana, home to more proposals to pump the greenhouse gas underground than any other state." "With industry planning to inject tens of millions of tons annually, a looming question is whether the climate-warming gas will stay underground."

Source: Inside Climate News, 03/22/2024

Toxic Air Lingers In Texas Latino Community, As Air Monitoring Fails

"Public data from a network of state air monitors around the Houston Ship Channel is hard to interpret and is often inadequate, leaving Latino-majority neighborhoods like Cloverleaf unaware of whether the air they breathe is safe."

Source: EHN, 03/15/2024

SEJ's Fund for Environmental Journalism Awards $47,605 to Support Stories on the U.S. Clean Energy Transition

The Fund for Environmental Journalism has awarded $47,605 for 11 projects selected through the 2023-24 round of competition for stories on the U.S. Clean Energy Transition. 100% of the story projects focus on under-represented communities or share diverse perspectives on environmental issues.

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"Miss. Senate Votes To Change Control Of Jackson’s Troubled Water System"

"For the second year in a row, the Mississippi Senate has passed a bill that would transfer control of the state capital city’s troubled water system to a regional board."

Source: AP, 03/14/2024

"Florida Passes ‘Cruel’ Bill Curbing Water And Shade Protections For Workers"

"The Florida legislature passed a bill on Friday that prevents any city, county, or municipality in the state from adopting legislation aimed at protecting outdoor workers from extreme heat, prompting many to call out lawmakers for being “cruel” to the “most vulnerable workers”."

Source: Guardian, 03/12/2024

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