"Racial Disparities Beset EPA, State Wastewater Funds"

"As the federal government injects a historic amount of money from the bipartisan infrastructure law into the nation’s sewage and drinking water systems, research shows the money has not historically reached the underserved rural and minority communities that need it most."

Source: E&E News, 10/28/2022

"U.S. EPA Opens Civil Rights Probe Into Mississippi Capital's Water Crisis"

"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday opened an investigation into Mississippi state agencies to determine if they violated civil rights in the majority Black city of Jackson in the course of funding of the city's water infrastructure."

Source: Reuters, 10/21/2022

"California Coastal Commission OKs Desalination Plant in Orange County"

"Less than six months after rejecting a proposal for a major desalination plant in Huntington Beach, the California Coastal Commission on Thursday approved plans for a different, smaller project in Orange County that could serve as a model for future projects."

Source: LA Times, 10/14/2022

"'Steam Loops' Under Many Cities Could Be A Climate Change Solution"

"Across North America, hundreds of downtowns, college campuses and hospitals are heated by steam carried through networks of underground pipes. Electric companies installed many of these "steam loops" or district energy systems more than 100 years ago in older East Coast cities like New York, Boston, and Philadelphia."

Source: NPR, 10/11/2022

"Town Employee Quietly Lowered Fluoride In Water For Years"

"Residents of a small community in Vermont were blindsided last month by news that one official in their water department quietly lowered fluoride levels nearly four years ago, giving rise to worries about their children’s dental health and transparent government — and highlighting the enduring misinformation around water fluoridation."

Source: AP, 10/10/2022

"Disputed Gas Pipeline Seen Surviving Without Congress or Manchin"

"Efforts to speed a long-delayed, overbudget natural gas project in Sen. Joe Manchin’s home state by revamping federal permitting rules will play out in agencies and courts for now, after Congress balked last month."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 10/07/2022

"Biden To Storm-Hit Puerto Rico: 'All Of America's With You'"

"President Joe Biden on Monday pledged more than $60 million in aid to help U.S. territory Puerto Rico and said more money was coming, as he sought to present a more compassionate image than his predecessor, Donald Trump, while surveying damage from Hurricane Fiona."

Source: Reuters, 10/04/2022


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