Pollution

"Trump’s Energy Guy Talked a Green Game but Now Sells Big Oil Priorities"

"Doug Burgum, the Republican governor of North Dakota, has emerged as a key adviser on energy issues in Donald J. Trump’s campaign to retake the White House, acting as a liaison between Mr. Trump and the oil billionaires whom the former president has encouraged to fund his presidential bid."

Source: NYTimes, 06/13/2024

Biofuel Refineries Are Releasing Toxic Air Pollutants in US Farm Communities

"The ethanol industry has billed itself as a green alternative to oil and gas, but new research finds biofuel refineries are releasing toxic chemicals in farm communities across the nation."

Source: Inside Climate News, 06/13/2024
September 27, 2024 to September 29, 2024

Canadian Animal Law Conference

Animal Justice's annual event, this year in Toronto, includes sessions on aquatic animal law & ethics, agricultural exceptionalism, "enriched" cages, selective media coverage, ag gag laws, wildlife policies, biodiversity and more. A related Student Animal Law Conference takes place on Sep 27 (travel funding available). 

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"Watchdog: EPA Not Ready To Alert Public To Lead In Drinking Water"

"More than seven years after Congress mandated that EPA swiftly alert the public to surges in lead contamination in drinking water, EPA’s inspector general has found the agency still isn’t ready to roll out an action plan."

Source: E&E News, 06/12/2024

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

"Thousands Across Alabama Live Without Access to Public Water"

"In unincorporated Marion County, around 800 to 900 households—approximately 40 percent of all homes—do not have access to public drinking water, according to government estimates, a figure one water expert called “staggering.”"

Source: Inside Climate News, 06/11/2024

Louisville Moves To Clean Up Its ‘Gully of the Drums’ After 45 Years

"City officials are taking their first public step toward cleaning up hazardous waste in a popular park after a local graduate student last year called out a 45-year comedy of errors by federal, state and local agencies that allowed the dumped drums and chemicals to escape remediation."

Source: Inside Climate News, 06/11/2024

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