"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday it has overturned the approval of a massive flood-control project in the south Mississippi Delta that officials said was erroneously greenlit in the final days of the Trump administration."
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"Activist Justin J. Pearson had barely finished one environmental fight before he realized he needed to get involved in another. ...The Tennessee Valley Authority is preparing to store coal ash, a by-product of coal burning, in Southeast Memphis."
"Despite its burly stature, spiked back and bone-crushing bite, the alligator snapping turtle needs protection." "They were almost wiped out in 1960s and ‘70s because so many were harvested for soup".
"Louisiana politicians at the state and federal level are echoing a false oil and gas industry claim to support more offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, saying that Louisiana will lose more land to the sea without offshore production royalties to pay for coastal restoration."
"The Justice Department today [Tuesday] announced a landmark investigation into wastewater issues in an Alabama county that is home to prominent environmental justice activist Catherine Flowers.
Flowers, who now serves as a White House environmental justice adviser, detailed the sewage problems that plagued Lowndes County, Ala., in her book "Waste: One Woman’s Fight Against America’s Dirty Secret."
"Study says process might lead to even more greenhouse emissions than burning natural gas"
"Rep. Bennie Thompson, the only Democrat in Mississippi’s congressional delegation, has requested EPA investigate the agency’s handling of a controversial flood control project in his state."
"A new, more stringent review of the environmental impacts of a massive proposed plastics plant along the Mississippi River in St. James Parish will likely take more than two years."
"Hot off the heels of releasing its PFAS road map last week, EPA has found that a deeply controversial “forever chemical” that has contaminated drinking water in North Carolina is, indeed, toxic to humans and will be subject to a drinking water advisory."