Environmental Justice

"Justice Department Ends Use of Environmental Settlements Tool"

"The Justice Department has ended a nearly 30-year practice of letting companies make amends for pollution-related violations by performing environmentally beneficial projects, according to a memo posted Friday on the agency’s website."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 03/16/2020

"EPA Proposes Additional Rollback To Obama-Era Coal Ash Regulation"

"The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday announced a new proposed rollback to an Obama-era regulation dealing with waste from coal-fired power plants known as coal ash."

Source: The Hill, 02/20/2020

"Toxic Superfund Cleanups Decline To More Than 30-Year Low

"The Trump administration completed the fewest cleanups of toxic Superfund sites last year than any administration since the program’s first years in the 1980s, figures released by the Environmental Protection Agency indicated Wednesday."

Source: AP, 02/20/2020

Indigenous Community Opposing Canada Pipeline Launches Legal Challenge

"An indigenous community opposing construction of a gas pipeline in Canada launched a legal challenge on Wednesday over the climate impact of fossil fuel projects on indigenous territories while Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged pipeline protesters blocking rail lines to find a quick solution."

Source: Reuters, 02/13/2020


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