Environmental Justice

Trump Tightens Grip On Virus Information As He Pushes To Reopen

"President Trump in recent weeks has sought to block or downplay information about the severity of the coronavirus pandemic as he urges a return to normalcy and the rekindling of an economy that has been devastated by public health restrictions aimed at mitigating the outbreak."

Source: Washington Post, 05/08/2020

"Trump Administration Buries Detailed CDC Advice On Reopening"

"The Trump administration shelved a document created by the nation’s top disease investigators with step-by-step advice to local authorities on how and when to reopen restaurants and other public places during the still-raging coronavirus outbreak."

Source: AP, 05/08/2020

Tribes Begin To Receive Partial Stimulus Funding After Court Battle

"The Treasury Department announced Tuesday that it would begin distributing some of the coronavirus stimulus intended for Native American tribes, irking lawmakers who say the administration took far too long to dole out partial funding."

Source: The Hill, 05/07/2020

Most Climate Ag Research Focused On Crops, Not The People Who Pick Them

"The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the importance of people who grow, pick, and process food as essential workers. These agricultural workers will also be on the front lines of climate change, a new study makes clear." "At 2 degrees warming, the entire growing season will be considered unsafe for agricultural work in some places".

Source: Anthropocene, 05/06/2020

Greta Thunberg And Kids Group Hit Back At Attempt To Toss Climate Case

"Greta Thunberg and a group of other children have pushed forward their legal complaint at the UN against countries they accuse of endangering children’s wellbeing through the climate crisis, despite attempts to have it thrown out."

Source: Guardian, 05/06/2020

Whistleblower Complaint Alleges Coronavirus Warnings Were Ignored

"Dr. Rick Bright, the ousted director of the office involved in developing a coronavirus vaccine, formally filed an extensive whistleblower complaint Tuesday alleging his early warnings about the coronavirus were ignored and that his caution at a treatment favored by President Donald Trump led to his removal."

Source: CNN, 05/06/2020

Climate Experts Call For 'Dangerous' Michael Moore Film To Be Taken Down

"A new Michael Moore-produced documentary that takes aim at the supposed hypocrisy of the green movement is “dangerous, misleading and destructive” and should be removed from public viewing, according to an assortment of climate scientists and environmental campaigners."

Source: Guardian, 05/01/2020


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