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"Miami Says It Can Adapt to Rising Seas. Not Everyone Is Convinced."

"Officials in Miami-Dade County, where climate models predict two feet or more of sea-level rise by 2060, have released an upbeat strategy for living with more water, one that focused on elevating homes and roads, more dense construction farther inland and creating more open space for flooding in low-lying areas."

Source: NYTimes, 03/03/2021

"Giant N.C. Spill Shows Gaps In Pipeline Safety"

"Shannon Miller Ward would like to know how someone loses enough gasoline to fill nearly two Olympic swimming pools without even missing it. Last summer, a crack in the Colonial pipeline, the country's biggest fuel pipeline, leaked at least 1.2 million gallons of gasoline into a small nature preserve here on the edge of the Charlotte suburbs."

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Source: E&E News, 02/26/2021

DuPont Sold La. Plant Amid Fears Over Cost Of Offsetting Toxic Emissions

"Chemicals giant DuPont decided to sell a plant in south Louisiana that emits a likely cancer causing pollutant, citing “major concerns” that government agencies would regulate its emissions to protect the community living nearby, internal documents seen by the Guardian reveal."

Source: Guardian, 02/18/2021

Could Hackers Poison Your Local Drinking Water?

A computer hacker nearly succeeded recently in rendering a local Florida facility a source of poisonous drinking water. And the risk of other such hacks is real, even as the vulnerabilities are hidden behind stringent U.S. secrecy laws. The latest TipSheet explores dangers to our drinking water supply — which go well beyond future hacking.

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Black Community Fights Project On Coast Land Fouled By Arsenic, Lead

"One last time, residents of North Gulfport have mustered to fight development of Mississippi State Port Authority property contaminated with lead and arsenic."

Source: Biloxi Sun Herald, 02/09/2021

"Air Quality Regulators in “Cancer Alley” Have Fallen Dangerously Behind"

"An audit found that the time it takes the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality to issue penalties to polluters has doubled. Some companies that have been known to violate air quality rules were able to keep at it for years, or even decades."

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 01/29/2021

"Groups Sue Federal EPA To Rescind Florida Wetlands Authority"

"Environmental groups filed suit in federal court Thursday to undo a decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last month that handed Florida officials primary regulatory authority over the state’s wetlands."

Source: AP, 01/15/2021

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