Environmental Health

"‘Death Star’ Law Will End Water Breaks For Texas Workers"

"Water breaks will no longer be guaranteed for construction workers in Austin and Dallas when a new state law that prevents municipalities from regulating everything from evictions to payday loans takes effect next month."

Source: E&E News, 08/07/2023

"There’s A Crisis Unfolding In Florida's Waters. DeSantis Hasn’t Said A Word."

"The GOP governor and presidential candidate has touted his environmental and economic credentials. He’s ignoring an environmental and economic disaster at home."

Source: HuffPost, 08/07/2023

ER Visits For Heart Problems Plummeted After Coal Processor Shut Down

"The closure of one of Pittsburgh’s largest coal-processing plants in 2016 led to a lasting reduction in hazardous air pollution and a decrease in heart-related hospital visits, according to a new study."

Source: EHN, 08/07/2023

EPA Approved a Chevron Fuel Ingredient Despite Huge Cancer Risk

"An EPA document shows that a new Chevron fuel ingredient has a lifetime cancer risk more than 1 million times higher than what the agency usually finds acceptable — even greater than another Chevron fuel’s sky-high risk disclosed earlier this year."

Source: ProPublica, 08/07/2023

"Growing Number Of Sewage Monitors In England’s Bathing Waters ‘Broken’"

"New analysis of Environment Agency data by Lib Dems shows more than 100 systems are faulty"

"An increasing number of sewage monitors in England’s swimming spots are broken, new analysis has shown, meaning unknown quantities of raw sewage may be present in bathing waters.

New analysis of 2022 Environment Agency data by the Liberal Democrats has shown that more than 100 sewage monitors in bathing waters were faulty. This is an increase on 2021, when 88 of the monitors were broken.

Source: Guardian, 08/04/2023

Chemical Companies’ PFAS Payouts Are Huge – But The Problem Is Even Bigger

"When the chemical giant 3M agreed in early June to pay up to $12.5bn to settle a lawsuit over PFAS contamination in water systems across the nation, it was hailed by attorneys as “the largest drinking water settlement in American history”, and viewed as a significant win for the public in the battle against toxic “forever chemicals”.

Source: Guardian, 08/04/2023

EPA Rejects Alabama Coal Ash Plan; Could Force Utilities To Dig Out Ponds

"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has taken the first steps toward revoking Alabama’s coal ash permitting plan, saying the state’s plan does not do enough to protect rivers and drinking water from toxins."

Source: Birmingham News, 08/04/2023

The Far Right Has a ‘Battle Plan’ to Undo Climate Progress If Trump Wins

"Far-right conservative groups are promoting a sprawling “battle plan” to obstruct and undo the federal government’s efforts to tackle the climate crisis, with hopes of quickly enacting a series of sweeping changes if Donald Trump, or any other Republican, gets elected as president next year."

Source: Inside Climate News, 08/04/2023


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