Environmental Justice

Dems’ Climate Plan Takes Aim At The Fossil Industry’s Political Power

"Senate Democrats are set to release a 200-page plan arguing that significant US climate action will require stripping the fossil fuel industry of its influence over the government and the public’s understanding of the crisis."

Source: Guardian, 08/25/2020

‘Like Paradise’: The Cree Nation’s Fight To Save The Broadback Forest

"This 1.3 million hectare forest in Quebec has never been logged or known the incursion of roads. It’s also one of the most carbon dense places on the planet, holding twice as much carbon as the Amazon per hectare — but community members fear ‘the loggers are coming’".

Source: The Narwhal, 08/24/2020

California, Colorado Fires May Show Climate-Driven Transformation

"The wildfires that exploded over the past few days in California and Colorado show clear influences of global warming, climate scientists say, and evidence of how a warming and drying climate is increasing the size and severity of fires from the California coast to the high Rocky Mountains."

Source: InsideClimate News, 08/24/2020

"Source: Michigan Reaches $600M Deal In Flint Water Crisis"

"Michigan will pay $600 million to compensate Flint residents whose health was damaged by lead-tainted drinking water after the city heeded state regulators’ advice not to treat it properly, an attorney involved in the negotiations told The Associated Press on Wednesday."

Source: AP, 08/21/2020

"Tribal Groups Warn Inhofe Bill Could Undermine Sovereignty"

"Legislation being discussed by some members of Oklahoma’s congressional delegation to address a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision threatens to undermine tribal sovereignty, several Native American groups warned in a letter this week to Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe."

Source: AP, 08/17/2020

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