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Biden new environmental justice office to oversee $3 billion in grants

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March 24, 2023
Environmental Racism
Environmental Racism

More than 21,000 unexpected pollution releases by Texas companies have released over 400,000 tons of air pollution in Texas from 2016 to 2022.

Environmental Racism
Environmental Racism

Black communities smothered 24/7 by toxic industries keep getting strung along, with no apology in sight.

March 24, 2023

Natural gas pipeline developers are pressing Congress and US energy regulators to speed up the permitting process as a way to build more projects that deliver energy to the Easter

March 24, 2023
Carbon Emissions
Carbon Emissions

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), countries spent a record-breaking $1 trillion on fossil fuel subsidies in 2022.

March 24, 2023
Climate Change
Climate Change

The only way to stop the long-lasting harms of lead poisoning in children is to end exposure to the chemical — and with data-driven and community-based action, that’s possible.

March 24, 2023
Climate Change
Climate Change

The A. Donald McEachin Environmental Justice for All Act has been reintroduced by Representatives Raúl M. Grijalva and Barbara Lee, and Senators Tammy Duckworth and Cory Booker.

March 24, 2023
Environmental Racism
Environmental Racism

Advocates criticized Biden’s Council on Environmental Quality for excluding race as a key factor in its tool and have added the metric in their alternative version.

March 24, 2023
Environmental Racism
Environmental Racism

Residents of a Louisiana parish located in the heart of a cluster of polluting petrochemical factories filed a lawsuit in federal court.

March 24, 2023
Environmental Racism
Environmental Racism

Federal limits on particulate matter commonly known as soot could mean cleaner, safer air for Texans. But environmental experts worry Texas may snub rules.

March 30, 2023
Environmental Racism
Environmental Racism

Residents in industry-choked Randolph renew efforts to block the power company’s plans near their fragile town.

February 26, 2023
Environmental Racism
Environmental Racism

The US Department of Agriculture is rolling out a new $3.1bn program to make payments towards loans for farmers who are behind on loan payments or on the brink of foreclosure.

February 27, 2023
Environmental Racism
Environmental Racism

The U.S. EPA has ordered Union Pacific Railroad to investigate potential contamination in and around the former wood preserving facility in Greater Fifth Ward area of Houston, TX.

February 27, 2023
Environmental Racism
Environmental Racism

The revised version of the U.S. government's "disadvantaged communities" tool automatically considers more than 750 federally recognized tribal tracts disadvantaged.

February 27, 2023
Climate Change
Climate Change

The Gulf of Mexico is warming at twice the rate of the rest of the oceans on earth, according to a new study.

February 28, 2023
Climate Change
Climate Change

The protection of children from pesticide exposure varies from state to state in the US due to different laws and regulations.