Environmental Health

Blackjewel’s Bankruptcy Sign of Trouble for Plummeting Coal Industry

"A federal bankruptcy judge in West Virginia could soon decide whether to allow the Blackjewel coal mining company, once the nation’s sixth-largest coal producer, to shed responsibility for thousands of strip-mined acres, setting up a potential crisis over clean-up and reclamation of the land."

Source: Inside Climate News, 03/04/2021

"Environmental Settlement Tool’s Reboot Leaves Target on its Back"

"A popular tool brought back by the Biden administration is expected to fuel future legal challenges for the Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency in their shared enforcement of anti-pollution laws."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 03/02/2021

Over 25m Drink From Worst US Water Systems, With Latinos Most Exposed

"Millions of people in the US are drinking water that fails to meet federal health standards, including by violating limits for dangerous contaminants. Latinos are disproportionately exposed, according to the Guardian’s review of more than 140,000 public water systems across the US and county-level demographic data."

Source: Guardian, 03/01/2021

"Biden Urged To Back Water Bill Amid Worst US Crisis In Decades"

"Democratic lawmakers and advocates are urging Joe Biden to back legislation proposing unprecedented investment in America’s ailing water infrastructure amid the country’s worst crisis in decades that has left millions of people without access to clean, safe, affordable water."

Source: Guardian, 02/26/2021

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