Environmental Justice

Trump Falsely Claims COVID Numbers Are 'Going Down Almost Everywhere'

"President Donald Trump falsely claimed Monday that the coronavirus is abating in the U.S., despite data showing that the virus is on the rise in some states and a lack of testing leaves experts unsure about infection rates elsewhere."

Source: NBC News, 05/13/2020

Oil Firms That Bought Back Stock Got $15.5 Million In Coronavirus Funds

"At least two oil and gas firms that boosted investors' portfolios by buying back stock in 2019 received $15.5 million this year from a program designed to rescue small businesses gutted by the coronavirus pandemic."

Source: Washington Post, 05/13/2020

"EPA's Independent Science Board, Critics Push For Stronger Lead Rule"

"The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to address lead in water isn’t as aggressive as it could be, the agency’s independent science advisers, as well as outside groups, said Monday."

Source: The Hill, 05/12/2020

Trump Tightens Grip On Virus Information As He Pushes To Reopen

"President Trump in recent weeks has sought to block or downplay information about the severity of the coronavirus pandemic as he urges a return to normalcy and the rekindling of an economy that has been devastated by public health restrictions aimed at mitigating the outbreak."

Source: Washington Post, 05/08/2020

"Trump Administration Buries Detailed CDC Advice On Reopening"

"The Trump administration shelved a document created by the nation’s top disease investigators with step-by-step advice to local authorities on how and when to reopen restaurants and other public places during the still-raging coronavirus outbreak."

Source: AP, 05/08/2020

Tribes Begin To Receive Partial Stimulus Funding After Court Battle

"The Treasury Department announced Tuesday that it would begin distributing some of the coronavirus stimulus intended for Native American tribes, irking lawmakers who say the administration took far too long to dole out partial funding."

Source: The Hill, 05/07/2020

Most Climate Ag Research Focused On Crops, Not The People Who Pick Them

"The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the importance of people who grow, pick, and process food as essential workers. These agricultural workers will also be on the front lines of climate change, a new study makes clear." "At 2 degrees warming, the entire growing season will be considered unsafe for agricultural work in some places".

Source: Anthropocene, 05/06/2020

Greta Thunberg And Kids Group Hit Back At Attempt To Toss Climate Case

"Greta Thunberg and a group of other children have pushed forward their legal complaint at the UN against countries they accuse of endangering children’s wellbeing through the climate crisis, despite attempts to have it thrown out."

Source: Guardian, 05/06/2020


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