Environmental Health

"Despite Climate Goals, California Will Let Three Gas Plants Keep Running"

"Sometimes, breaking news is spectacularly unsurprising — but still hugely consequential. That was the case Tuesday, when California officials finalized a decision they’d been telegraphing for months, voting to extend the life of three gas-fired power plants along the state’s southern coast through 2026, instead of closing them later this year.

Source: LA Times, 08/16/2023

"Uranium Hunters in US West Face Partial Ban, Pollution Fears"

"Five weeks before President Joe Biden announced a historic new ban on new uranium mining around the Grand Canyon, Sarana Riggs approached the barbed-wire fence surrounding an inactive mine in an Arizona national forest, a Geiger counter in her hand."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 08/15/2023

"South Korean Activists Protest Against Fukushima Water Discharge"

"Hundreds of South Korean activists gathered in central Seoul on Saturday to protest against Japan's plan to release treated radioactive water from the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ocean."

Source: Reuters, 08/14/2023

"Louisiana Created Alleged Conflict Of Interest In ‘Cancer Alley’ Case"

"Facing a pivotal federal investigation into Louisiana’s relationship with petro-chemical companies, the state’s attorney general hired lawyers who were simultaneously representing one of the main corporations at the center of the investigation, documents reveal."

Source: Guardian, 08/14/2023

WV Leaders Fight Pollution Standards Amid Health Risks From Coal Plants

"Asthma and low life expectancy are highly prevalent in communities around West Virginia’s coal-fired power plants, federal data show."

Source: Charleston Gazette-Mail, 08/11/2023


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