The Associated Press reveals the significant gaps in health outcomes between Black Americans and their white counterparts throughout their lives.
Big LNG Projects Get Awaited Federal OKs, But With New Scrutiny
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved two large liquefied natural gas export terminal projects on the Texas Gulf coast in Brownsville after re-evaluating their impact on climate change and local communities, as ordered by a 2021 federal appeals court ruling. The approvals include the $11.5-billion Rio Grande LNG project, capable of producing 27 million metric tons per year, and the $2.4 billion, 135-mile Rio Bravo pipeline, to be built by Enbridge. The 4-million ton-per-year Texas LNG facility by Glenfarne Group LLC was also approved. The social cost of carbon emissions for the projects was calculated, and FERC broadened its evaluation of the projects’ effects on environmental justice communities. The projects will also have to file a plan ensuring that overlapping construction and operation of the projects do not exceed federal air quality standards based on cumulative impacts.
Grassroots groups are collecting their own pollution data to increase accountability and demand environmental justice.
Three Texas oil & gas industry sites that caught fire had long violation records.
Houston residents protest proposed cutback in neighborhood drainage spending amid revenue surge
Carbon credits for nitrous oxide reductions could fill a key gap in international agreements and government regulations.
Supreme Court ruling on May 25, 2023, has curtailed the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency (E.P.A.) to regulate millions of acres of wetlands.
This article addresses the systemic racism and environmental injustice experienced by Latino farmworkers in the US, focusing on their exposure to the herbicide paraquat.
According to the American Red Cross, 64% of African-American, 45% of Hispanic/Latino, and 40% of white children have few to no swimming skills.
This article by Somini Sengupta discusses the dangerous feedback loops that extreme heat can trigger for hospitals and clinics in the United States.
Lawmakers in the United States are currently negotiating the national debt ceiling and in the midst of these negotiations, the future of clean energy and environmental protection.
Nearly two dozen lawsuits filed by cities and states aim to put fossil fuel companies on trial for deceiving the public about climate change.
Legislatures in a dozen states have passed “right of first refusal” laws that freeze out competition in transmission line projects, raising concerns about higher energy costs.
EPA’s upcoming climate rules are expected to rely on carbon capture technology.
Final investment decision for Rio Grande LNG project, set to be built in Brownsville, Texas by Bechtel, is set to be made in June, says its developer.
The Federal Railroad Administration launched a public database for complaints about blocked crossings in late 2019, and it has received over 28,000 reports of stopped trains.