Water & Oceans

"Omnibus Package Opens Spigots For Water Project Earmarks"

"A sprawling $1.5 trillion fiscal 2022 spending deal is awash in cash for water and natural resources projects, including a number of Republican proposals to gird coastal communities against the effects of climate change. The omnibus package is the first in years to contain congressionally directed spending, also known as earmarks."

Source: E&E News, 03/10/2022

EPA Chief Tours Failing Sewage Systems In Alabama Black Belt

"On the eve of the Selma Jubilee, commemorating the “Bloody Sunday” march that helped catalyze support for the Voting Rights Act 57 years ago, the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency toured Alabama’s Black Belt to witness a different kind of struggle: the battle for clean water and basic sanitation."

Source: Birmingham News, 03/07/2022

"UN Report Paints Dire Picture Of The Gulf Of Mexico’s Future"

"NEW ORLEANS — Hurricane Harvey dumped more than 50 inches of rain on parts of the Texas coast in 2017. Then in 2020, ferocious winds from Hurricane Laura destroyed homes across coastal Louisiana. Hurricane Ida hit in 2021, leaving the entire city of New Orleans without power for days.

Source: AP, 03/07/2022


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