Mid-Atlantic (DC DE MD PA VA WV)

Numerous Miles-Long Oil Spills Seen On Pittsburgh’s Iconic Mon River

"Oil sheens up to 18 miles long have repeatedly been reported by an environmental advocacy group on the Monongahela River over the last six months. The site of the recurring pollution is only a few miles from where the Monongahela River merges with the Ohio River, which provides drinking water to more than five million people."

Source: EHN, 11/08/2023

Majority-Black Penn. Community Fights Proposed $6 Billion LNG Terminal

"In what was once a proud and neighborly community where residents sat on their porches and looked after kids playing in the streets, the noxious smell and degraded air quality attributable to the Covanta waste incinerator — the largest in the country, burning as much as 3,500 tons of trash a day — have driven residents indoors or out of town."

Source: EHN, 11/07/2023

"Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Claims Already Top $3 Trillion, US Says"

"Compensation claims filed by veterans and others who say they were sickened by toxic water at Camp Lejeune already total nearly $3.3 trillion, US Justice Department lawyers said in a court filing."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 10/31/2023
November 2, 2023 to November 5, 2023

Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival & Symposium

Double Exposure is a film festival dedicated to investigative reporting on film. Taking place in Washington, DC, it pairs four days of film screenings with a professional symposium that brings together watchdog journalists and filmmakers venturing into investigative storytelling. Attend virtually or in person.

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"800,000 Tons Of Radioactive Waste From Pennsylvania Drilling Goes 'Missing'"

"Waste from the oil and gas industry contains toxic and radioactive substances. Disposal of this waste is supposed to be carefully tracked, but 800,000 tons of oil and gas waste from Pennsylvania oil and gas wells is unaccounted for, according to a recent study."

Source: EHN, 10/13/2023

Pennsylvania Community Sues to Stop Disposal Well for Toxic Fracking Waste

"Attorneys representing Plum Borough and an environmental group opposed to fracking said in arguments on Tuesday before Commonwealth Court in Pittsburgh that a proposed second “injection” well for disposing of toxic fracking wastewater would violate the borough’s zoning code."

Source: Inside Climate News, 10/11/2023

SEJ's 2024 Journalists' Guide to Environment and Energy

Watch the video recording of the 12th annual edition of the Journalists’ Guide to Environment + Energy on November 16, where leading environmental journalists from major news outlets predicted the top stories of the year ahead, David Byrne joined as our special guest, and the winner of the $10,000 Nina Mason Pulliam Award for Environmental Reporting was announced and presented live.



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