Environmental Politics

Black Alabamians Endured Poor Sewage For Decades. Now They May See Justice.

"Officials in Alabama discriminated against Black residents in a rural county by denying them access to adequate sanitation systems, imposing burdensome fines and liens and ignoring the serious health risks plaguing the community, according to a landmark environmental justice agreement announced Thursday by the Biden administration."

Source: Washington Post, 05/05/2023

"Inside Big Beef’s Climate Messaging Machine: Confuse, Defend And Downplay"

"The US beef industry is creating an army of influencers and citizen activists to help amplify a message that will be key to its future success: that you shouldn’t be too worried about the growing attention around the environmental impacts of its production."

Source: Guardian, 05/04/2023

Senators Hopeful They Can Keep Rail Safety Bill On Track After E Palestine

"Three months after the devastating East Palestine, Ohio, train derailment, senators are optimistic they can pass a bipartisan rail safety bill to prevent similar disasters."

Source: The Hill, 05/04/2023

"Senators Back Solar Tariffs, Oppose Prairie Bird Safeguards"

"The Senate approved a measure Wednesday that would reinstate tariffs on solar panel imports from several Southeast Asian countries after President Joe Biden paused them in a bid to boost solar installations in the U.S. Lawmakers also approved a separate plan to undo federal protections for the lesser prairie chicken...."

Source: AP, 05/04/2023

"The FCC Is Supposed to Protect the Environment. It Doesn’t."

"The agency is mandated to safeguard the environment from damage caused by communication infrastructure. But when companies want to add new cell phone towers, build on protected land or launch satellites, the agency typically does little or nothing."

Source: ProPublica, 05/03/2023

"Climate-Hit Wetlands Lay Bare Britain's Biodiversity Struggle"

"As seagulls circled above and tourists watched in confusion, Duncan Holmes steered his boat through thousands of dead fish bobbing at the surface of the River Thurne in east England."

Source: Thomson Reuters Fdn., 05/03/2023


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