In Amy Coney Barrett's first signed opinion, Supreme Court sides with government over environmentalists

The 7-to-2 ruling concerns when the public can access documents used in government rulemaking processes.
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Exxon Mobil ordered to pay $14.25 million fine for violating Clean Air Act at Texas refinery

An 11-year-old lawsuit filed by advocacy group Environment Texas alleges that Exxon Mobil violated the Clean Air Act for years at its refinery in Baytown, Texas.

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Climate

Climate change disasters in B.C. likely to increase if industrial logging continues unchecked: Report

A report commissioned by Sierra Club B.C. says keeping healthy, mature forests safe from industrial logging will help protect the province from catastrophic flooding, wildfires, droughts and heat waves caused by climate change.

Justice

Under Joe Biden and Deb Haaland, activists hope for a focus on environmental racism

Environmental justice activists hope that the Biden administration will focus on an often-overlooked issue: environmental racism.
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Justice

'The numbers don't lie': The green movement remains overwhelmingly white, report finds

A diversity "report card" focused on major environmental groups indicates that there are more people of color in leadership positions and on boards, but the increases are incremental.
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Memphis treasure: Rita Harris

A Memphis pioneer of the environmental justice movement.
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Climate

Lawsuit filed against Trump administration for relaxing limits on coal plant pollution

Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration over its rule that weakens Obama-era requirements to reduce pollution from wastewater of coal-fired power plants.

Justice

Jeremy Carl, top Interior official, cited white supremacist to support an opinion

Jeremy Carl called Black Lives Matter a racist organization in articles written before his appointment this month.
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Even paper bags will be banned from N.J. supermarkets

The bill, which would make the state the first to ban single-use paper bags at supermarkets, would also ban single-use plastic bags in stores and restaurants.
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Justice

Kerry-Ann Hamilton: National Parks and the movement for racial equality

As a Black immigrant woman, I often find that national parks can be lonely places. It’s time for that to change.
Justice

The environmental movement is very white. These leaders want to change that

People of color have long been excluded from environmental policy and conservation—creating blind spots that perpetuate inequality.
Toxics

Jake Cole: How we’ll help Ottawa get a better handle on air quality

What may cause more deaths in Ottawa than COVID-19? It's air pollution and it may in fact be more dangerous to city residents in the long term than COVID-19.

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Justice

Green groups back protesters as they grapple with how best to address their own issues with race

Green groups are expressing full-throated support for demonstrators protesting the killing of George Floyd, a black man in Minneapolis police custody - even as they struggle with their own long-standing issues with addressing racial inequality and a lack of diversity in their ranks.

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Two GOP senators promised vote on conservation bill ahead of tough reelection races

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said he will schedule a vote on a public lands package from Sens. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Steve Daines (R-Mont.).
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Science’s fallen hero

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Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

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