"A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday said the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) does not have to be shut and drained per a lower court order, but a legal battle continued over the permit that allowed the line to be finished."
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- Source: Reuters, 08/06/2020
"Often described as "nonstick" chemicals, the presence of PFAS in kitchenware has become more widely known as environmental groups have raised alarms about their toxicity. One place consumers might not expect to find the highly toxic class of substances? Baby products."Source: E&E News, 08/06/2020
"New global industry standards for dealing with mine waste are not enforceable, fail to set measurable standards and will not protect communities, workers or the environment from disasters such as the 2014 Mount Polley spill or the deadly 2019 Brumadinho dam failure in Brazil, says an international group of scientists, community organizations and non-profits."Source: The Narwhal, 08/06/2020
"The human destruction of natural ecosystems increases the numbers of rats, bats and other animals that harbour diseases that can lead to pandemics such as Covid-19, a comprehensive analysis has found."Source: Guardian, 08/06/2020
"The companies in charge of Midland-area dams that failed in May have filed for bankruptcy in a Michigan federal court."Source: MLive, 08/06/2020
"In the midst of another hot summer and an ongoing pandemic, public parks are vital refuge. But a new study has found that access to parks in the U.S. differs sharply according to income and race."Source: NPR, 08/06/2020
"The federal government isn’t set up to help communities move from one place to another in response to climate change threats, the Government Accountability Office said in a report Wednesday."Source: Bloomberg Environment, 08/06/2020
"The U.S. government settled a lawsuit Wednesday brought by the state of Utah over a mine waste spill caused by federal workers that sent wastewater downstream to several states from the inactive Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado five years ago."Source: AP, 08/06/2020
"Last week, nine native Alaska tribes filed a petition calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to halt the removal of protections for the Tongass National Forest, the country's largest reserve of public woodlands, which the tribes say is vital to their livelihoods."Source: InsideClimate News, 08/06/2020
"The utility behind a $61 million anti-climate bribery scheme is trying to buy public officials across the country, a HEATED investigation shows."Source: HEATED, 08/05/2020
"How did it come to this? A virus a thousand times smaller than a dust mote has humbled and humiliated the planet’s most powerful nation. America has failed to protect its people, leaving them with illness and financial ruin. It has lost its status as a global leader. It has careened between inaction and ineptitude. The breadth and magnitude of its errors are difficult, in the moment, to truly fathom."Source: The Atlantic, 08/05/2020
"A botanist hired by a company planning to mine one of the most promising deposits of lithium in the world believes a rare desert wildflower at the Nevada site should be protected under the Endangered Species Act, a move that new documents show could jeopardize the project."Source: AP, 08/05/2020
"As Oregon Gov. Kate Brown crafted a bill in 2018 to enact sweeping limits on greenhouse gas emissions, leaders at an obscure state agency worked behind the scenes to discredit research they feared would persuade her to target one of the state’s most powerful industries."Source: Oregonian/OPB, 08/05/2020
"A federal appeals court has struck down plans backed by President Donald Trump's administration to open the Gulf of Mexico’s federal waters to fish farming, a practice opposed by environmental groups and elements of the seafood industry that depend on wild fisheries."Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 08/05/2020
"A lawsuit was filed Tuesday to stop the Trump administration from building a 211-mile-long industrial road that would cross Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve and the Kobuk Wild and Scenic River in Alaska."Source: National Parks Traveler, 08/05/2020