Environmental Justice

"Chevron Owns This City’s News Site. Many Stories Aren’t Told."

"The oil and gas company-owned Richmond Standard tells mostly positive stories about the major industry that dominates this California city and its skyline."

Source: Floodlight/NPR, 03/29/2024

Paused Ohio "Chemical Recycling" Plant Puts Spotlight On Appalachia

"On a bright, cold day in February, Akim Lattermore stood in front of her house gesturing toward the site of a proposed facility that would convert old tires, electronic waste and plastic into fuel."

Source: EHN, 03/27/2024

Enviros Sue to Block Expansion of New York State’s Largest Landfill

"Seneca Meadows is running out of space and wants a new permit to grow by 47 acres. The plaintiffs say the landfill emits a foul odor and violates their rights under the state's so-called Green Amendment."

Source: Inside Climate News, 03/26/2024

"Developing Nations' Booming Cement Demand May Drive Up CO2 Emissions"

"Innovation and policy changes are urgently required to tackle climate-warming emissions from the cement sector, with an infrastructure boom in developing countries set to drive up production for decades, a research group said on Thursday."

Source: Reuters, 03/26/2024

Award-Winning Beat Reporting Highlights Legacy of Environmental Racism

Top-flight regional reporting (and data analysis) that explored inequities between Black and white communities around Baltimore, Maryland, yielded journalist Scott Dance a wide range of stories — and a first-place prize in the most recent awards from the Society of Environmental Journalists. Dance, now on the climate desk for The Washington Post shares insights from the beat in the new Inside Story.

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"Senate-Passed Radiation Legislation Left Out Of House Spending Bill"

"A standalone bill to expand and reauthorize a 30-year-old radiation compensation program that passed the Senate with a filibuster-proof majority will not be included in the text of a House appropriations bill."

Source: The Hill, 03/22/2024

"Watchdog to EPA: Step Up Gowanus Canal Cleanup Enforcement"

"A major construction project designed to help clean up one of the most contaminated water bodies in the U.S. is years behind schedule and massively over budget, EPA’s independent watchdog said Thursday."

Source: E&E News, 03/22/2024

‘Dangerous And Abusive’ Conditions In Indian Shrimp Industry: Report

"Noriko Kuwabara was excited to try a new recipe she’d seen on social media for crispy shrimp spring rolls, so she and her husband headed to Costco’s frozen foods aisle. But when she grabbed a bag of farm-raised shrimp from the freezer and saw “Product of India,” she wrinkled her nose."

Source: AP, 03/22/2024

Calif. Tribe That Lost 90% Of Land During Gold Rush To Get Redwood Site

"California’s Yurok Tribe, which had 90% of its territory taken from it during the Gold Rush of the mid-1800s, will be getting a slice of its land back to serve as a new gateway to Redwood National and State Parks visited by 1 million people a year."

Source: AP, 03/21/2024

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