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"Senate GOP Leadership Whipping Against Manchin Permitting Bill"

"Senate Republican leaders are urging their GOP colleagues to stay unified against a permitting reform bill sponsored by West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin (D) and to support instead a competing bill sponsored by his home-state colleague, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.)."

Source: The Hill, 09/27/2022

"E.P.A. Will Make Racial Equality a Bigger Factor in Environmental Rules"

"The Environmental Protection Agency will establish a new national office of environmental justice, the Biden administration’s latest effort to rectify the disproportionate harm caused by pollution and climate change in communities of color and in low-income cities, towns and counties."

Source: New York Times, 09/26/2022

New Anti-SLAPP Bill Would Protect Activists From Abusive Lawsuits

"The bill introduced last week follows efforts in 32 states to dissuade companies and individuals from filing lawsuits that aren’t intended to prevail in court, but to be so costly for defendants that they discourage criticism."

Source: Inside Climate News, 09/26/2022

"Exclusive: U.S. EPA To Consider Tougher Emissions Rules For Heavy Trucks"

"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will consider adopting more stringent greenhouse gas emissions rules for heavy trucks after Congress passed new incentives to speed the adoption of zero-emission vehicles, the agency told Reuters."

Source: Reuters, 09/22/2022

"Revealed: The ‘Shocking’ Levels Of Toxic Lead In Chicago Tap Water"

"One in 20 tap water tests performed for thousands of Chicago residents found lead, a neurotoxin, at or above US government limits, according to a Guardian analysis of a City of Chicago data trove."

Source: Guardian, 09/22/2022

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