Environmental Health

"Hurricane Delta Inflicts New Damage On Storm-Weary Louisiana"

"LAKE CHARLES, La. — Ripping tarps from already damaged roofs and scattering debris piled by roadsides, Hurricane Delta inflicted a new round of destruction on Louisiana as it struck communities still reeling after Hurricane Laura took a similar path just six weeks earlier."

Source: AP, 10/12/2020

Watchdog Dings Trump Administration For Pandemic Relief For Oil Companies

"The Trump administration mismanaged its efforts to provide relief to oil and gas producers during the height of the coronavirus pandemic, failing to ensure aid went to those that needed it, according to a new congressional report.

The U.S. Government Accountability Office, a nonpartisan watchdog office of Congress, said the government flouted its own goals when giving struggling producers a break this spring on payments to the government for oil and gas pumped from federal lands.

Source: Washington Post, 10/09/2020
October 6, 2020 to October 8, 2020

North American Invasive Species Management Association Annual Conference

The North American Invasive Species Management Association (NAISMA) is holding its 27th Annual Conference virtually. Addressing a wide variety of invasive species management and policy concerns, the conference offers professional development and networking opportunities to invasive species managers in North America and beyond.

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Japan Fishers Oppose 'Catastrophic' Release Of Fukushima Water To Ocean

"Japanese fish industry representatives on Thursday urged the government not to allow the release at sea of tonnes of contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear plant, saying it would undo years of work to restore their reputation."

Source: Reuters, 10/08/2020

Flint Residents Sue 3 Banks, Accuse Them Of Helping Create Water Crisis

"Flint residents seeking damages from the water crisis are accusing three investment banks of aiding in the exposure of tens of thousands of residents to toxic water when the city switched its water source more than six years ago."

Source: Detroit News, 10/08/2020

"Democrats Allege EPA Plans To Withhold Funding From 'Anarchist' Cities"

"Senate Democrats’ top Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) watchdog is warning that the agency plans to withhold funds to clean contaminated land and drinking water sources in Seattle, Portland, New York and Washington, D.C., citing a directive from President Trump to withhold federal funds from “anarchist” jurisdictions."

Source: The Hill, 10/07/2020

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