Environmental Justice

"Trump Eyes Cutting Interior, ‘Environment Agencies’"

"Former President Donald Trump said he wants to cut the Interior Department if he returns to the White House, and indicated “environmental agencies” more broadly are also on the chopping block."

Source: E&E News, 06/04/2024

Groups Urge Johnson To Bring Broader Radiation Exposure Bill Next Week

"A coalition of community activists called on House leadership to take up a broader reauthorization of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) after Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) scheduled a vote on a more limited extension next week."

Source: The Hill, 05/31/2024

Calif. Backs Big Utilities, Trims Incentives For Community Solar Projects

"California’s utilities regulator today adopted new rules for community solar projects, despite warnings from clean energy advocates that the move will actually undercut efforts to expand solar power options for low-income customers."

Source: CalMatters, 05/31/2024

A Pot Of Unspent Federal Money Could Have Prevented Jackson’s Water Crisis

"Late in the summer of 2022, the Environmental Protection Agency sent the Mississippi state government a routine report assessing its use of federal funding for water infrastructure. The agency concluded with the words “no findings” — that is, the EPA found no issue with how Mississippi was spending its money."

Source: Grist, 05/29/2024

Maryland Hospitals Grapple With Health Fallout Of Medical Waste Incineration

"Maryland’s largest health systems are under pressure to cut their dealings with an incinerator that has a history of environmental violations."

Source: Inside Climate News, 05/28/2024

"‘New Territory’ for Americans: Deadly Heat in the Workplace"

"In the coming months, this team of roughly 30 people at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is expected to propose a new rule that would require employers to protect an estimated 50 million people exposed to high temperatures while they work."

Source: NYTimes, 05/28/2024


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