Economy & Business

"Meat-Shortage Risk Climbs With 25% of U.S. Pork Capacity Offline"

"The U.S. is edging closer to possible meat shortages with another major plant taken off line. About a quarter of American pork production and 10% of beef output has now been shuttered, according to the United Food & Commercial Workers, which estimates that 13 U.S. plants have seen closures."

Source: Bloomberg, 04/24/2020

"Bipartisan Senators Announce $19.5B Water Infrastructure Proposal"

"Lawmakers on the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee have announced two pieces of draft legislation that together would invest  $19.5 billion into the country’s water infrastructure."

Source: The Hill, 04/22/2020

"Pandemic: Coal Company With Pruitt Ties Among Loan Recipients"

"A coal mining company with ties to Scott Pruitt, and a handful of companies serving the oil and natural gas industry, are among the beneficiaries of a loan program Congress established to help small businesses get through the coronavirus pandemic."

Source: Greenwire, 04/22/2020

For Oil Market Data, You Don’t Need Slippery Sources

Tracking the oil market — or more precisely, the price of oil — will tell you a great deal about environmental issues, whether it be fracking, pipelines, land use, toxic emissions or more. The latest Reporter’s Toolbox helps you follow the data for your stories. Plus, a Backgrounder on Big Oil and how it drives not just energy but environment stories.

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