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Public housing residents kept in dark about toxic sites, report says

Housing authorities and the EPA should work together to better inform residents about health threats, the report says.
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Toxics

Competing reports offer different outlook on Ohio Valley's petrochemical future

Environmental groups and some financial analysts are warning the risk is growing for plastics and petrochemical manufacturers.

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Justice

A conversation about representation and inclusion in the environmental movement

Sustainable Pittsburgh's executive director Joylette Portlock talks about racial equity and justice in the environmental movement.
theintercept.com
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Louisiana environmental activists charged with "terrorizing" plastics giant

The two environmental activists face 15 years of prison in the latest instance of the criminalization of dissent.
www.theatlantic.com
Water

A giant Saharan dust storm is giving Earth life

Dust from the Sahara can fertilize faraway lands and seas, but this supersize storm is a mixed blessing.
ctmirror.org
Justice

Kevin Budris: Let the MIRA incinerator shut down; enact waste stream reforms

With the shutdown of a Hartford incinerator, Connecticut now has an opportunity to implement waste reforms that protect rather than oppress its communities of color.

Toxics

The rush to disinfect offices has some environmental health experts worried

Businesses across the U.S. have begun intensive COVID-19 disinfection regimens, exposing returning workers and consumers to some chemicals that are largely untested for human health, a development that's alarming health and environmental safety experts.

www.post-gazette.com
Justice

Zoning an issue in battle over shale gas well proposal at Edgar Thomson site

The gas well project, touted by the steelmaker as a way to a low-cost dedicated supply of natural gas to its Mon Valley steel mills, is opposed by some community and environmental organizations because of safety and health concerns.

grist.org
Justice

Trump trashes 50-year-old environmental law, blames coronavirus

Pollution-burdened communities have long leveraged NEPA as a defense mechanism to protect their health and the environment.
insideclimatenews.org
Justice

In Louisiana, stepping onto oil and gas industry land may soon get you 3 years or more in prison

The state is one of four to pass bills amidst the pandemic imposing harsh penalties for trespassing on oil pipelines or other “critical infrastructure.”
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Toxics

Why air pollution hasn't fallen more with everyone driving less

Car traffic took a big dip beginning in late March, and headlines celebrated clean air around the U.S. But an NPR analysis of EPA data tells a more troubling story.
Originals

“No research on us without us": Prioritizing inclusion in environmental health

"From Black woman to Black woman, is it a good idea for me to participate in these studies?"

I was not expecting this call or question. We had met a few days earlier when I recruited her for a reproductive health study.

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Justice

Sen. Bernie Sanders endorses state Rep. Summer Lee

In a statement, Sanders said that Lee "is workers' rights, environmental justice, and social justice."

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Want to prevent the next pandemic? This doctor is prescribing climate action

“If the frontlines of this pandemic have taught us anything, it’s that we are up for the challenge.”
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