"Michigan's government on Monday released goals to help the city of Flint recover from a health crisis caused by the lead contamination of its drinking water."
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- Source: Reuters, 03/22/2016
"The current rate of global warming could raise sea levels by “several meters” over the coming century, rendering most of the world’s coastal cities uninhabitable and helping unleash devastating storms, according to a paper published by James Hansen, the former NASA scientist who is considered the father of modern climate change awareness."Source: Guardian, 03/22/2016
"BURNS, Ore. -- Harney County, infamous now for enduring a 41-day occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, may find itself back in the spotlight soon and this time it will be the government's doing. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell concluded a day of tours and meetings in the Burns area Monday by declaring she intends to help trumpet a success that got overshadowed by acts of the armed protesters who took over the reserve Jan. 2."Source: Portland Oregonian, 03/22/2016
"On March 10, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee held a news conference at the Good Neighbor Healthcare Center in the part of Houston she represents. The mayor and a bevy of other state and local officials stood behind her."Source: NPR, 03/22/2016
"As Sasol’s huge petrochemical project lifts Southwest Louisiana, an environmental justice community dissolves in its shadow".Source: Chemical & Engineering News, 03/22/2016
As coal stocks plummet and a growing number of coal companies face bankruptcy, large banks are increasingly taking their money out of coal investments.
"Tens of thousands of miners were on strike and coal prices were skyrocketing in October 1902. Afraid of unrest, President Theodore Roosevelt sought the help of John Pierpont Morgan.
The powerful banker, who held great sway over the coal industry, brokered a deal with the miners that ended the strike.Source: NY Times, 03/21/2016
"The rulings of Obama's Supreme Court nominee position him squarely in the mainstream of environmental jurisprudence, a big shift from Scalia."Source: InsideClimate News, 03/21/2016
"Under fierce attack from the political right, and with even some Democrats questioning its competence, the Environmental Protection Agency is facing a tumultuous election year — with rising regulatory responsibilities, falling budgets and its very existence at stake."Source: NY Times, 03/21/2016
"New polling data shows that public concern about climate change is at a new high, as the US emerges from its warmest-ever winter".Source: Guardian, 03/21/2016
"Federal officials are proposing to give Nestle a new five-year permit to bottle water on federal land in drought-ridden California."Source: The Hill, 03/21/2016
"In the first test of a landmark environmental law, Minnesota has compensated two beekeepers whose hives were severely damaged last spring by toxic dust that drifted off the fields of a neighbor planting corn."Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune, 03/21/2016
"The Obama administration is sounding alarms over potential dangers in the water supplies on the nation’s Indian reservations, saying the vast majority of tribal members live on reservations that haven’t adopted federally approved standards."Source: McClatchy, 03/21/2016
"A few days after TransCanada terminated his job and offered him a severance package, a whistleblower travelled to Calgary to meet with staff and lawyers at Canada's federal pipeline enforcement agency."Source: National Observer, 03/21/2016
"Federal inspectors are investigating whether glass makers outside Oregon are emitting the same toxic chemicals that landed two Portland art glass makers in the spotlight, records show."Source: Portland Oregonian, 03/21/2016
"The dangerous culture of male entitlement and sexual hostility hiding within America's national parks and forests."Source: Huffington Post, 03/21/2016