"President Trump's proposed overhaul of a bedrock environmental law aims to streamline project reviews, but those changes are likely to hit minority communities and those with high poverty rates the hardest, experts warn."
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- Source: The Hill, 01/13/2020
"An industrial site in suburban Detroit from which a greenish stream of contaminated water leaked onto a freeway will be considered for the federal Superfund cleanup program, Michigan officials said Friday."
"Federal authorities suggested the environmental impact of a proposed liquefied natural gas terminal and pipeline in southern Oregon would be minimal, saying the contentious project wouldn’t jeopardize protected species or adversely change their critical habitat."
"The Energy Department set new efficiency standards Friday for big equipment, such as commercial boilers and portable air conditioners, after trying to block them for nearly three years."
"California's largest electric utility took the unprecedented step of shutting off power to millions of customers beginning last October. ... Now a renewable energy microgrid on a tiny California Native American reservation is proving to be one solution to this ongoing problem."Source: NPR, 01/13/2020
"The oil and gas industry is fighting back: It's throwing in big bucks to counter attacks from Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren that it's contributing to climate change."
"Clad in her signature red hat and coat, clenched fist raised high, Jane Fonda saluted the sea of chanting people who had gathered for her final “Fire Drill Friday” this week. She cheered as 147 of them were arrested on the steps of the Capitol building."
"Almost a third of the world’s oceans and land should be protected by the end of the decade to stop and reverse biodiversity decline that risks the survival of humanity, according to a draft Paris-style UN agreement on nature."Source: Guardian, 01/13/2020
"The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed adding a California butterfly to the list of threatened species, officials said."
"In Nepal and many other countries, private tanker operators profit from growing water scarcity."Source: NY Times, 01/13/2020
"The Trump administration’s plan to speed up project reviews for pipelines, mines, highways, and other infrastructure would scale back how agencies consider climate change in the process—running counter to a stack of legal precedent that’s been growing for years."Source: Bloomberg Environment, 01/10/2020
"EPA continues to approve pesticides that have been banned in other countries or identified by its own scientists as possibly causing cancer, a group critical of farm chemicals said."Source: Greenwire, 01/10/2020
"TAOS, N.M. — Twice a day, every day, Vicente Fernandez walks along the banks of the Rio Fernando, inspecting the river that has shaped his valley’s fortunes for generations."Source: LA Times, 01/10/2020
"The mouse-size dunnart is not as iconic as the koalas or platypuses that draw tourists, but it is arguably the most special mammal on Australia’s Kangaroo Island. Now the Kangaroo Island dunnart’s days may be numbered."Source: Washington Post, 01/10/2020
"Sunrise Movement, the influential Green New Deal campaigners, endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for president on Thursday, boosting the progressive’s credentials as the 2020 race’s leading candidate on climate change."Source: HuffPost, 01/10/2020