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Biden schools Trump on environmental justice during debate

Kristen Welker's question about the unequal burden of pollution was the first ever in a presidential debate history.

Union leaders have Biden’s back on fracking. But in Pennsylvania, their members aren’t so sure

Biden’s occasionally muddled message on fracking, combined with Trump’s relentless attacks, has created suspicion of the former vice president.
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New strategy for the Ohio River aims for clean water, new jobs, and more fun

The sweeping new plan calls for a restored ecosystem, better flood protection and more nature-based recreation in the 15-state watershed.
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PUC doesn’t have to disclose its estimates of Mariner East ‘blast zone,’ court rules

Official estimates of the impact of any rupture of the Mariner East pipelines will remain under wraps following an appeals court ruling that rejected a disclosure request by a longtime anti-pipeline campaigner.

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Fracking project at US Steel Plant denied local permit extension

A controversial natural gas well at a US Steel Plant near Pittsburgh suffered a setback Thursday night.

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How Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley could deliver for Joe Biden

A constellation of grassroots progressive organizations in the Lehigh Valley is hoping to fill the gap left by the Democratic Party.
theintercept.com

Sen. Dan Sullivan’s ties to controversial Pebble Mine are deeper than previously known

A managing partner at the controversial mine’s lobbying firm sits on the board of the Alaska senator’s family company.
www.politico.com

Conservatives pounce on Biden’s desire to move away from oil

The former vice president said he would stop giving the industry federal subsidies, to the consternation of President Donald Trump and his supporters.
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My urban nature gem

Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

EU Commission releases ambitious strategy for getting hormone-disrupting chemicals out of food, products, and packaging.

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