"A Trump-era Justice Department regulation is preventing the EPA from resuming broad use of a popular enforcement tool that the Biden administration has been asked to revive."
"Brad Robinson's eyes roll upward in thought as he counts them out — his mother, father, grandmother, his father-in-law and more. 'All of 'em,' he said. 'Died of cancer, and we never knew why.'"
"A giant oil and gas refinery was served with a “notice of violation” by the Environmental Protection Agency following two major accidents that released noxious fumes and a chemical-filled vapor cloud over nearby neighborhoods in the U.S. Virgin Islands."
"Indigenous leaders are suing the Canadian government for not providing clean water – and ministers admit they have failed".
"The EPA said Thursday that it’ll expand the scope of its toxics release inventory to include more chemicals and facilities releasing toxic chemicals while providing easier public access to the data."
"Lack of potable water drove high Covid-19 rates in Native American communities. That realization may help them gain better representation in upcoming negotiations about Colorado River water."
"Black, Latino and Asian Americans face higher levels of exposure to fine particulate matter from traffic, construction and other sources".
"Nearly every source of the nation’s most pervasive and deadly air pollutant disproportionately affects Americans of color, regardless of their state or income level, according to a study published Wednesday. The analysis of fine-particle matter, which includes soot, shows how decisions made decades ago about where to build highways and industrial plants continue to harm the health of Black, Latino and Asian Americans today.
Launched in March 2021, this Grist-supported network is for journalists of color who cover environmental issues, or aspire to. Open to journalists and students of all races, ethnicities and backgrounds, but with a primary directive to grow the careers of journalists of color and to expand diversity in newsrooms, especially those covering communities disproportionately affected by the climate emergency.
"The Interior Department on Tuesday moved to make it easier for tribal nations to place lands into trust, reversing several Trump-era actions that it says undermined tribal sovereignty."