Environmental Justice

As Floyd Protests Rage, Climate Activists Embrace Racial Justice

"When New York Communities for Change helped lead a demonstration of 500 on Monday in Brooklyn to protest George Floyd's killing in Minneapolis, the grassroots group's activism spoke to a long-standing link between police violence against African Americans and environmental justice."

Source: InsideClimate News, 06/04/2020

"Coal Company Sues EPA Over Power Plant Pollution Regulation"

"A coal company has challenged an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) power plant pollution regulation in court after the agency recently finalized changes that weaken the standards' legal underpinnings."

Source: The Hill, 05/26/2020

"Interior Extends Comment Period on Chaco Canyon Drilling Plan"

"The Interior Department will give the public four more months to comment on a plan to expand oil and gas development near New Mexico’s Chaco Culture National Historical Park."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 05/22/2020

"Trump Signs Order Easing Regulatory Enforcement on Businesses"

"President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday directing federal agencies to ease up on businesses that make good-faith attempts to follow agency guidance and regulations during the coronavirus pandemic."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 05/20/2020

"Trump’s Water Jurisdiction Rule: What’s All the Fighting About?"

"The Trump administration’s long-anticipated water jurisdiction rule has already drawn a half-dozen legal challenges since its April release, with more on the way."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 05/20/2020

EPA Settlements: Will Coronavirus Get Polluters Off The Hook?"

"Over the years, Phillips 66 and Cenovus Energy, the companies that own the Wood River Refinery in Roxana, Illinois, have been sued by both the state and federal government for polluting the air and discharging toxic wastewater into the Mississippi River."

Source: Grist, 05/19/2020

"Meatpacking Plants Turn To Trump For Backup Against Lawsuits"

"As more than 10,000 workers in meat-processing plants have fallen sick with the coronavirus and at least 30 have died, corporate food giants facing liability lawsuits are turning to a powerful ally: the White House."

Source: HuffPost, 05/18/2020

"‘Stealth Bailout’ Shovels Millions of Dollars to Oil Companies"

"As it headed toward bankruptcy, Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. took advantage of a little-noticed provision in the stimulus bill Congress passed in March to get a $9.7 million tax refund. Then, it asked a bankruptcy judge to authorize the same amount as bonuses to nine executives."

Source: Bloomberg, 05/18/2020


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