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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

"FERC Gives Green Light To Start Up Mountain Valley Pipeline"

"The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted approval on Tuesday to Equitrans Midstream Corp. to start operations at its Mountain Valley Pipeline, the final hurdle for the controversial natural gas project that had draw sharp opposition from environmental activists."

Source: Politico, 06/12/2024
June 18, 2024 to September 17, 2024

U.S. EPA National Environmental Justice Community Engagement Calls

Environmental Justice (EJ) advocates are invited to participate in the next US EPA National Environmental Justice Community Engagement Call, taking place on Tuesday, June 18, 2024 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). These calls are free and open to the public.

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June 21, 2024 to October 18, 2024

IJ4EU Confidential: Unveiling the Secrets of Complex Investigations

This new Investigative Journalism for Europe webinar series will delve into the backstories of collaborative journalistic projects in Europe and beyond. Taking place on the third Friday of every month, it begins June 21 with "When journalists become gold diggers: The making of The Gold Chain." 15:00 CEST (9:00 a.m. ET).

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"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

As Summer Nears, 80 NYC Neighborhoods Ranked Highly Vulnerable to Heat

"Outside the steps of her South Bronx apartment, Jill Hanson is thinking about the lack of green spaces as another hot summer descends upon New York City. Her neighborhood, Mott Haven, is among 80 communities considered highly threatened by humidity and high temperatures under a new Heat Vulnerability Index developed by Columbia University and the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene."

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

Court Upholds Ban On Helicopter Tours Above Mt. Rushmore, Badlands Parks

"A federal circuit court has upheld a recent prohibition on helicopter tours over Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Badlands National Park in South Dakota, rejecting motions from aircraft companies to repeal the ban."

Source: The Hill, 06/11/2024

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