Environmental Justice

"Navajo Nation Pushes For Radioactive Waste Remnants To Be Removed"

"Navajo Nation continues to hold strong on its stance against radioactive waste being dumped near its lands, while also pushing for the waste to be removed completely."

Source: Source New Mexico, 10/25/2021

"Judge Nixes Trump-Era Limits On Regulation Of Water-Polluting Projects"

"A federal judge on Thursday refused to leave a contested Trump-era water pollution rule in place while the Biden administration reviews it for the next 18 months, finding that letting it stay in effect could cause long-lasting environmental harm."

Source: Courthouse News Service, 10/25/2021

"Biden Crafts a Climate Plan B: Tax Credits, Regulation and State Action"

"After losing the centerpiece of his climate agenda just a week before heading to a major global warming summit, President Biden intends to make the case that the United States has a new plan that will still meet its ambitions to sharply cut greenhouse gases that are warming the planet."

Source: NYTimes, 10/25/2021

"California Seeks Strict Limits On New Oil Drilling Near Communities"

"California Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday unveiled a plan to ban new permitting of oil wells within 3,200 feet (975 meters) of communities, calling it a move that will both protect public health and further the state’s goals to combat climate change."

Source: Reuters, 10/22/2021

"Greenpeace Chief Warns Of ‘Greenwashing’ at UN Climate Talks"

"The head of environmental group Greenpeace on Thursday warned against efforts by countries and corporations at the forthcoming U.N. climate talks in Glasgow to “greenwash” their ongoing pollution of the planet."

Source: AP, 10/22/2021

"Billions In Environmental Justice Funds Hang In The Balance"

"Tens of billions of dollars for U.S. environmental justice initiatives originally proposed in a $3.5 trillion domestic spending package now hang in the balance as Democrats decide how to trim the bill down to $2 trillion."

Source: AP, 10/22/2021

U.S.’s Best Hope For Real Climate Policy Is Fizzling. What Happens Now?

"With just two weeks until global leaders gather in Scotland for the world’s biggest climate conference, the United States is about to let its leading proposal to cut emissions die in Congress."

Source: HuffPost, 10/21/2021

Biden Focuses On Climate, Families In Trimmed $2T Plan

"Scaling down his “build back better” plans, President Joe Biden on Tuesday described a more limited vision to Democratic lawmakers of a $2 trillion government-overhaul package with at least $500 billion to tackle climate change and money for middle-class priorities — child tax credits, paid family leave, health care and free pre-kindergarten."

Source: AP, 10/20/2021

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