"Pres. Biden Announces $115 Million For Jackson, Mississippi, Water Crisis"

"President Joe Biden is awarding $115 million to support needed investments to rebuild Jackson, Mississippi’s water infrastructure, theGrio is first to report. The federal dollars are part of $600 million in appropriations funding approved by Congress last year."

Source: theGrio, 06/07/2023

"Oil Jumps 2% On Saudi Plan To Deepen Output Cuts From July"

"SINGAPORE - Oil prices jumped more than $1 a barrel on Monday after the world's top exporter Saudi Arabia pledged to cut production by another 1 million barrels per day from July, counteracting macroeconomic headwinds that have depressed markets.

Brent crude futures were at $77.64 a barrel, up $1.51, or 2%, at 0014 GMT after earlier hitting a session-high of $78.73 a barrel.

U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude climbed $1.41, or 2%, to $73.15 a barrel, after touching an intraday high of $75.06 a barrel."

Source: Reuters, 06/05/2023

After Rough Start, UN Plastic Treaty Talks End With Mandate For 1st Draft

"After a rocky start to a week of negotiations, around 170 countries agreed to develop a first draft by November of what could become the first global treaty to curb plastic pollution by the end of next year.

Source: Reuters, 06/05/2023

"Three ‘Forever Chemicals’ Makers Settle Public Water Lawsuits"

"Three major chemical companies on Friday said they would pay more than $1 billion to settle the first in a wave of claims that they and other companies contaminated drinking water across the country with so-called forever chemicals that have been linked to cancer and other illnesses."

Source: NYTimes, 06/05/2023

Louisiana Joins 9 Other States To Sue Feds Over Flood Insurance Premiums

"Louisiana is joining nine other states in a lawsuit against the federal government over its new system for setting flood insurance rates, which is triggering steep hikes for homeowners, Attorney General Jeff Landry announced Thursday, calling the increases a “disaster of its own” that risks driving out families and businesses."

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 06/02/2023

Plastic Containers Still Distributed Across The US Are Potential Threat

"Consumer groups are condemning the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for allowing plastic containers made with toxic PFAS “forever chemicals” to continue being distributed across the economy – even though the agency is suing a top manufacturer over the dangerous compounds leaching into containers’ contents, such as food or personal care products."

Source: Guardian, 06/02/2023

"Delta Air Lines Hit With Lawsuit Over Claims Of Carbon Neutrality"

"A consumer class action lawsuit filed Tuesday claims Delta Air Lines inaccurately billed itself as the world’s “first carbon-neutral airline” and should pay damages. The complaint in federal court in California alleges the airline relied on carbon offsets that were largely bogus."

Source: AP, 05/31/2023


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