Stories tagged: "environment"

Coal Plant in Tampa
Pollution Can Be Life or Death for COVID-19 Patients. That’s Triggered a New Fight for Cleaner Air.

The Trump administration is easing restrictions on air pollution. Now a study links air pollution to higher risk for death with coronavirus.

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Trump Is Still Pushing Forward With the Keystone XL Pipeline Despite the Pandemic

Last week the Department of Health and Human Services issued a memorandum classifying pipeline construction workers as essential, exempting them from stay-at-home orders.

EPA Rules Suspended
EPA Tells Major Polluters to ‘Act Responsibly’ After Suspending Environmental Regulations Indefinitely

Critics say the agency has abdicated its duty to act in the interests of public health.

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Supreme Court to Decide Fate of $8 Billion Pipeline That Could Devastate Black Communities

The 605-mile natural gas pipeline would transport natural gas from West Virginia to Virginia and North Carolina, but has faced staunch opposition from environmental groups.

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Bobby Jones Was About to Retire. Instead He Joined the Fight Against Coal Ash.

This North Carolina community organizer is working to give marginalized communities affected by environmental issues a platform to voice their concerns.

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North Carolina’s Environmental Agency Has Had A Third of Its Budget Cut Since 2008

When a state environmental agency doesn’t have enough staff members and inspectors to check pollution from facilities on a regular basis, violations can go unnoticed, one environmental advocate said.

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Trump Rolls Back Clean Water Protections

Plus three other things you need to know today, January 23.