David Coursen: Enforcing environmental laws is a key to environmental justice

Now that the nation's eye is on racial justice, the Environmental and Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler has discovered that he wants "to solve the environmental justice issues we face today."

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Hundreds of toxic Superfund sites imperiled by sea-level rise, study warns

A new study by the Union of Concerned Scientists concludes that more than 800 hazardous Superfund sites near the Atlantic and Gulf coasts are at risk of flooding in the next 20 years, even with low rates of sea level rise.

Pollution cleanup in Charleston's Neck Area prepares for peninsula's largest development

A $77 million environmental cleanup along the Ashley River is ongoing, preparing a 133-acre site for the largest development ever on the Charleston peninsula.

Trump administration cleaned up the fewest Superfund sites in 30 years

President Donald Trump campaigned on promises to put business ahead of environmental interests. Last year, the federal government completed cleanups at six Superfund sites, the fewest since 1986.

‘They basically discriminated against us’: council angered over Superfund site

Española city councilors are lawyering up and calling for oversight by federal lawmakers after they learned that some parts of the toxic chemical spill beneath the city’s downtown district have

Climate change could cause toxic sites in Michigan to release dangerous chemicals

According to a report by the federal Government Accountability Office, 60% of Superfund sites nationwide are threatened by floods, wildfires, and hurricanes that are becoming worse due to climate change.

60% of Superfund sites could be hit by climate change, new government report finds

At least 945 toxic waste sites across the country face escalating risks from rising seas, more intense inland flooding, voracious forest fires and other climate-fueled disasters, according to a new study from a congressional watchdog agency.

Facing a future of flooding, Hillsborough County officials ponder how to keep communities above water

Researchers have spent two years identifying Hillsborough’s weaknesses in the face of sea-level rise. Now it’s up to county officials to do something about it.

How Elizabeth Warren would address environmental justice

Sen. Elizabeth Warren today released an environmental justice plan to help disadvantaged and minority communities deal with pollution and the natural disasters that are worsened by climate change.

From contamination to commercial hubs, how EPA Superfund sites are being transformed

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently marked the 20th anniversary of the Superfund Redevelopment Initiative, with more than 1,000 formerly contaminated sites across the country now hubs for commercial, residential and recreational use.

Under Trump, U.S. doesn’t have ‘cleanest air on record’

Pollution is up nearly 14 percent under the Trump administration.

Last battle for a toxic community

A warehouse project is planned for a Los Angeles area that is among the very worst in the state for the threats that toxic cleanups and hazardous wastes pose.

Years after biz boom, cleanups plague Indiana

Thousands of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency "Superfund" cleanup sites across the country sit in limbo, as companies responsible for the pollution clash with government environmental protectors.


Trump administration says it's doing a good job cleaning up these toxic sites in N.J.

The Environmental Protection Agency reported progress in cleaning up three high-priority Superfund sites in N.J.
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How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

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America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

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