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Virginia Lawmakers Vote To Block Offshore Drilling In Rebuke To Trump

"Virginia Democratic-led lawmakers on Tuesday passed a bill to block future oil and gas development off the state’s coastline, reflecting opposition to the Republican Trump administration’s efforts to open Atlantic waters to fossil fuel exploration."

Source: Reuters, 02/05/2020
August 5, 2020 to August 8, 2020

2020 NABJ/NAHJ Convention

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) will join forces for the virtual #NABJNAHJ20 Convention & Career Fair.

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"Oil And Gas: Toxic Refinery Leaks Imperiled Philadelphia Residents"

"Last May, an air monitor on the border of the East Coast's largest oil refinery recorded a level of cancer-causing gas more than 21 times the federal limit. In June, an explosive early-morning fire rocked the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery, terrifying nearby residents."

Source: Greenwire, 01/17/2020

Future of Nuclear Power Hangs in Balance of Climate, Costs

Safety has traditionally been the key question when discussing the realities of nuclear power. But in assessing the future of the nuclear industry amid debates over its potential to help tackle the climate crisis, the latest entry in our “2020 Journalists’ Guide to Energy & the Environment” reports that there may be an equally pressing concern. 

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Md. Gov. Hogan To Sue Pa., EPA Over Lagging Chesapeake Bay Cleanup

"Amid signs that the Environmental Protection Agency might not step in and force Pennsylvania to reduce the pollution it sends downstream to the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan demanded Wednesday that the state attorney general file lawsuits against the agency and the commonwealth."

Source: Baltimore Sun, 01/10/2020

"Oil And Gas: Environmental Justice Concerns Halt Major Pipeline Permit"

"Federal judges have vacated a permit for constructing an Atlantic Coast pipeline compressor station, dealing another setback to the embattled natural gas project. The move is an environmental justice win for local opponents of the project."

Source: Greenwire, 01/08/2020


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