Environmental Justice

"Biden Revamps Permitting In Boost For Clean Energy"

"On Tuesday, the White House finalized its “Phase 2” revisions for the National Environmental Policy Act’s regulations, which top officials believe will speed up permitting for key infrastructure projects while maintaining environmental protections. The rule is considered a cornerstone of Biden’s green agenda as he mounts his 2024 reelection bid and is likely to face resistance from Republican lawmakers and industry trade associations."

Source: E&E News, 05/01/2024

Climate Crisis Makes for Real Fashion Emergency

Fast fashion’s lack of sustainability has long been the subject of news media coverage. But now the realities of climate change mean that fashion reporting must be reimagined to include the lived environmental and human rights realities of workers making what we wear, writes contributor Yessenia Funes in the new Voices of Environmental Justice column. Ideas and resources for getting past simplistic fashion industry narratives.

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Alabama Coal Mine Keeps Digging Under Community After Fines and Explosion

"Following the death of a grandfather, Crimson Oak Grove Resources has left a community afraid for their homes and lives. An expert warns one resident may need to evacuate her home while she still can."

Source: Inside Climate News, 04/26/2024

Jury: BNSF Contributed To 2 Deaths In Montana Town Sickened By Asbestos

"A federal jury on Monday said BNSF Railway contributed to the deaths of two people who were exposed to asbestos decades ago when tainted mining material was shipped through a Montana town where thousands have been sickened."

Source: AP, 04/24/2024

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