Laws & Regulations

Higher Levels Of Dangerous Chemical Than Expected In Southeast Louisiana

"Researchers using high-tech air monitoring equipment rolled through an industrialized stretch of southeast Louisiana in mobile labs and found levels of a carcinogen in concentrations as much as 20 times higher than previously estimated, according to a paper published Tuesday in the journal Environmental Science & Technology."

Source: AP, 06/12/2024

"FERC Gives Green Light To Start Up Mountain Valley Pipeline"

"The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted approval on Tuesday to Equitrans Midstream Corp. to start operations at its Mountain Valley Pipeline, the final hurdle for the controversial natural gas project that had draw sharp opposition from environmental activists."

Source: Politico, 06/12/2024

Court Upholds Ban On Helicopter Tours Above Mt. Rushmore, Badlands Parks

"A federal circuit court has upheld a recent prohibition on helicopter tours over Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Badlands National Park in South Dakota, rejecting motions from aircraft companies to repeal the ban."

Source: The Hill, 06/11/2024

Water, Chemical Industries Challenge Biden’s PFAS Drinking Water Rule

"Lobby groups representing water utilities, as well as the chemical and manufacturing industries, have filed court challenges to a Biden administration rule that seeks to limit the presence of toxic chemicals in drinking water."

Source: The Hill, 06/11/2024

"In Mega-Hot Arizona, Climate Is Not on the Ballot. But It Might as Well Be"

"When it comes to climate and the 2024 elections, Arizona just might represent the perfect storm of dramatic consequences: It’s one of the states most severely impacted by climate change, a strong majority of voters share climate concerns, climate issues dominate political debate in the state, it’s a battleground state that could help decide the presidential race, and its Legislature is so narrowly divided that it could easily flip from Republican to Democratic control."

Source: Capital & Main, 06/10/2024

Oregon Closes More Coastal Shellfish Harvesting Due To High Toxins

"Oregon authorities have expanded shellfish harvesting closures along the state’s entire coastline to include razor clams and bay clams, as already high levels of toxins that have contributed to a shellfish poisoning outbreak continue to rise."

Source: AP, 06/10/2024

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