People & Population

Deep in the Heart of Complexity … Or, the View From Texas

As the Society of Environmental Journalists prepares for its annual conference in Houston this March, the SEJournal asked Texas-based reporter Greg Harman to explore the Lone Star State's most critical stories for 2022. Here, in this special Texas-focused TipSheet, are leads, resources, encouragements and challenges.

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Infrastructure Funding Coming Soon for Cleanup of Orphan Oil Wells

With billions of infrastructure dollars now on the table to clean up orphan oil wells, states are already elbowing their way in for a taste. But as our new Backgrounder explains, the process to ensure they cannot pollute the environment or spew climate-change gasses is a complex one. And the sheer (and largely unknown) number of orphaned wells adds to the complications.

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"Biden Consoles Residents in Fire-Ravaged Colorado"

"President Biden flew to Colorado on Friday to console residents suffering from swift wildfires that destroyed nearly 1,000 homes, while pointing to the devastation as evidence of the urgent need to address natural disasters rooted in the global climate crisis."

Source: NYTimes, 01/10/2022
January 18, 2022

EPA Webinar: National PFAS Roadmap – Update for Tribes & Indigenous Peoples

This EPA webinar will provide an introduction to PFAS, outline information on the potential impacts of PFAS in Indian country and in indigenous communities, discuss the value of mapping tools and provide an overview of EPA’s Strategic Roadmap — a national strategy to confront PFAS pollution. 2:30-4:00 p.m. ET.

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