Thursday, May 13, 2021

A leaking oil refinery on St. Croix gives Biden his first environmental justice test

Nearly 100,000 people have signed a petition calling for the closure of a controversial oil and gas facility that has sickened residents of the U.S. Virgin Island.

USDA may allow genetically modified trees to be released into the wild

A genetically engineered chestnut tree may be the first to spread into forests, setting dangerous global precedents.

Ban of three bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides holds up in EU court

“The Court of Justice has reaffirmed that protecting nature and people’s health takes precedence over the narrow economic interests of powerful multinationals..."

The Clean Transit for America Plan unveiled to Senate

“Too many buses spew dirty diesel. That hurts the workers, that hurts the commuters, that hurts everyone.”

Poland finalizes historic deal to phase out coal by 2049

The "historic" agreement is the first of it's kind where a "leading coal mining sector has agreed to reduce its presence."

The Yurok Tribe is using California’s carbon offset program to buy back its land

n January, the Yurok Tribe in California bought a 40-acre farm. Located next to an elementary school and the tribe’s Head Start program,...

Over a half-million Americans live near oil refineries with high levels of a cancer-causing...

More than a dozen U.S. oil refineries released the potent carcinogen benzene in 2020 at levels high enough to require action under...

Federal Appeals Court orders EPA to ban toxic pesticide Chlorpyrifos

“This ruling is a huge victory for children and communities across the country who will finally be spared by needless poisonings and lifelong learning disabilities.”

California officials shed light on Nestlé taking millions of gallons of public water

“These are people who just want to make money, but they've already dried up the upper Strawberry Creek and they've done a lot of damage.”

Walmart announces landmark pollinator health policy to protect against pesticides

The pollinator health policy will "source 100 percent of the fresh produce and floral we sell in our in-store produce department from suppliers that adopt integrated pest management practices, as verified by a third-party, by 2025."