Environmental Health

6 Months After E. Palestine Derailment, Congress Is Deadlocked On Safety

"Congress responded to the fiery train derailment in eastern Ohio earlier this year with bipartisan alarm, holding a flurry of hearings about the potential for railroad crashes to trigger even larger disasters. Both parties agreed that a legislative response was needed. Yet six months after life was upended in East Palestine, little has changed."

Source: AP, 08/03/2023

Former DOJ Environment Chief Described As Co-Conspirator in Indictment

"In criminally charging former president Donald Trump for his efforts to reverse his 2020 election loss, federal prosecutors allege that Trump enlisted six co-conspirators to “assist him in his criminal efforts to overturn the legitimate results of the 2020 presidential election and retain power.”

Source: Washington Post, 08/03/2023

"EPA Again Blocks Colorado Air Pollution Permit For Suncor"

"The EPA’s Denver regional office is once again blocking a renewed state air pollution permit for the Suncor refinery in Commerce City, agreeing to objections from environmental groups that Colorado should crack down harder on carbon monoxide dangers and past plant modifications."

Source: Colorado Sun, 08/02/2023

Extreme Heat Cuts Into US Small Business, Worker Hours In July: Report

"Record-breaking heat waves across the U.S. forced small businesses to close early in July, according to a report released on Tuesday, and reduced paid working hours for employees as dangerous temperatures reshape consumer behavior."

Source: Reuters, 08/02/2023

"Big Business Lobbies Against Heat Protections For Workers As US Boils"

"Big-business lobbyists, including big agricultural and construction groups, are pushing to water down or stymie efforts at the federal and state levels to implement workplace heat protection standards."

Source: Guardian, 08/01/2023


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