"The Trump administration on Tuesday moved to weaken protections for a threatened California fish, a change that would allow large amounts of water to be diverted from the San Francisco Bay Delta to irrigate arid farmland and could harm the region’s fragile ecosystem."
EJToday: Top Headlines
- Source: NY Times, 10/23/2019
"Environmental group Earthworks wants an investigation into possible insider trading by an investor and others involved in EPA's actions surrounding the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska, according to a formal complaint filed yesterday with the Securities and Exchange Commission, New Jersey Bureau of Securities and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority."Source: Greenwire, 10/23/2019
"The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) inspector general is launching a probe into whether the agency withheld reports on climate change."Source: The Hill, 10/23/2019
"New data may signal a deadly change in America’s environmental health."
"After years of decline, a spike in air pollution may have taken the lives of almost 10,000 additional Americans over two years.
Following a 24% drop between 2009 and 2016, particulate matter air pollution in the U.S. increased 5.5% in 2017 and 2018, according to a new analysis of Environmental Protection Agency data by two Carnegie Mellon economists.
The working paper published this week by the National Bureau of Economic Research may signal a deadly change in U.S. environmental health.Source: Bloomberg, 10/23/2019
"Residents in 16 California counties have been warned that Wednesday may bring more intentional power shutoffs to over 200,000 customers."Source: NPR, 10/23/2019
"Native American leaders from New Mexico are opposing plans that call for storing in the desert Southwest tons of spent nuclear fuel from power plants around the U.S."Source: AP, 10/23/2019
"Massive battery plants no longer surprise based on size alone. But in the last week, we learned of two new storage plants that break serious new ground in terms of market and technological advancement."Source: Greentech Media, 10/23/2019
"ANATONE, Wash. — Somewhere near this tiny farming town last month, a Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife hunter conducted what officials call a lethal removal, killing a gray wolf, a member of a species that the state considers endangered."Source: LA Times, 10/23/2019
"Climate was on no one’s ballot yesterday but won in a landslide. Seventy per cent of Canadians voted for parties pledging to up Canada’s fight for a safe future."Source: National Observer, 10/23/2019
"Fierce storms and rising seas are causing existential angst for communities in Alaska, Arizona and other states on the front line of the climate crisis"Source: Guardian, 10/23/2019
"Two days before ExxonMobil goes to court Wednesday, facing New York state accusations the oil company misled investors about climate change, a team of researchers released a report Monday outlining the company and the broader fossil fuel industry’s decades-long campaign of deception, and its success at confusing the American public."Source: LA Times, 10/22/2019
"Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party has retained power in a narrow Canadian election win but he will now be prime minister of a minority government."Source: BBC News, 10/22/2019
"First it was CNN. Then MSNBC. Now even the Weather Channel wants to ask presidential candidates about climate change."Source: Washington Post, 10/22/2019
"Thanks to unusually warm temperatures high above Antarctica this month, the ozone hole shrank to its smallest size on record, scientists reported Monday."Source: USA TODAY, 10/22/2019
"The Senate is taking steps this week to hand the EPA its largest budget in a decade, offering the agency nearly $3 billion more than the White House’s request."Source: Bloomberg Environment, 10/22/2019