National (U.S.)

"Climate Change Is Deadly. Exactly How Deadly?"

"Despite the growing danger from climate-driven disasters, there is no single, reliable count of who is dying as a result of extreme weather in the United States. For any given weather disaster, multiple government agencies publish independent — and often widely differing — death counts."

Source: NPR, 06/12/2024

"Watchdog: EPA Not Ready To Alert Public To Lead In Drinking Water"

"More than seven years after Congress mandated that EPA swiftly alert the public to surges in lead contamination in drinking water, EPA’s inspector general has found the agency still isn’t ready to roll out an action plan."

Source: E&E News, 06/12/2024

"Billion-Dollar Weather Disasters Are Soaring Again This Year. Here’s Why."

"May was another exceptionally busy month for severe thunderstorms and tornadoes in the United States, pushing weather disaster costs to their second-highest amount on record to date. Eleven separate billion-dollar weather disasters this year have together caused over $25 billion in damage and 84 deaths."

Source: Washington Post, 06/12/2024

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

"FERC Gives Green Light To Start Up Mountain Valley Pipeline"

"The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted approval on Tuesday to Equitrans Midstream Corp. to start operations at its Mountain Valley Pipeline, the final hurdle for the controversial natural gas project that had draw sharp opposition from environmental activists."

Source: Politico, 06/12/2024
June 18, 2024 to September 17, 2024

U.S. EPA National Environmental Justice Community Engagement Calls

Environmental Justice (EJ) advocates are invited to participate in the next US EPA National Environmental Justice Community Engagement Call, taking place on Tuesday, June 18, 2024 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). These calls are free and open to the public.



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