Monday, March 30, 2020

Kids Suing Government Over Climate Change May Get a Trial

A group of young people pressing a novel legal strategy get another day in federal court.

Louisiana’s Cancer Alley residents sue chemical plant for nearly 50 years of air pollution

The magnitude of this injustice is driving people to make sure their community’s voice is heard.

Arctic drilling a go with recent approval from the Trump administration

“This project sets us down a dangerous path of destroying the Arctic. An oil spill in the Arctic would be impossible to clean up and the region is already stressed by climate change.”

Pipeline Owned By the Company Behind Dakota Access Leaks 55,000 Gallons of Gasoline

Sunoco spills crude more often than any of its competitors and has had more than 200 leaks since 2010.

FactChecking Trump’s climate speech

It will take nearly four years to complete the process for withdrawal, meaning that the final decision will not happen until after the 2020 presidential election.

How young activists turned the old idea of a Green New Deal into a...

The leading force behind this wave of action is an organization called Sunrise Movement, which launched in 2016 with the immediate goal of making ambitious climate action a key issue in last year’s midterm elections.

Backed by Ocasio-Cortez, youth climate activists arrested at Pelosi’s office demanding Democrats embrace ‘Green...

"Ocasio-Cortez's decision to join the protesters and march on her own House leader sets a tone of urgency and combativeness that is rare on Capitol Hill."

Exxon’s Lawyer in Climate Science Probe Has History Helping Big Tobacco and NFL Defend...

Among other things, Wells defended the National Football League (NFL) in the infamous “Deflategate” matter as well as in litigation over the far more serious issue of concussions.
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National parks overflow with trash, human waste as gov’t shutdown approaches 3 weeks

Park experts are now warning that the damage may take years to undo.
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An hour with Noam Chomsky on fascism, nuclear weapons, climate change, Julian Assange &...

"They’re things like climate change, like global warming, like the Nuclear Posture Review, deregulation. These are real issues. But the Democrats aren’t going after those."