Thursday, February 22, 2024

Tag: FEMA

Climate change leaves flood maps outdated, FEMA says

“[W]e have to start thinking about what the threats are going to be in the future as a result of climate change, so they can put the mitigation measures in place.”

The White House pushed FEMA to give its biggest coronavirus contract...

The Trump administration has rushed through more than $760 million in contracts outside the usual bidding process during its haphazard coronavirus response. It’s highly unusual for the White House to step into FEMA’s supply bidding process.

Sens. Sanders and Warren call for investigation into FEMA waste and...

“We remain very concerned by reports that FEMA has awarded multi-million dollar contracts for hurricane-related aid to multiple unqualified companies.”

Recent disasters reveal racial discrimination in FEMA aid process

But if the FEMA response to recent disasters is any indication, storm victims could face barriers in securing federal aid – especially if they're not white.

Progressive Briefing for Monday, September 17

U.S. Border Patrol supervisor confesses to executing four women, FEMA blames hurricane deaths on spousal abuse, Kavanaugh accused of assault, and more.

Progressive Briefing for Friday, September 14

15 groups account for nearly all dark money, Trump claim Democrats rigged hurricane death toll, Bezos commits fraction of $163B fortune to help homeless, and more.

Progressive Briefing for Thursday, September 13

Democratic lawmakers demand answers from FEMA , Trump cuts FEMA budget to pay for ICE, Midwest abandons Trump, and more.

22 Democratic lawmakers demand answers from FEMA and HHS on updated...

Twenty-two legislators recently demanded answers regarding Hurricane Maria’s updated fatality count, which is nearly 50 times higher than previous official estimates.

‘Climate change’ removed from FEMA’s strategic plan

"Scientific evidence indicates that the climate is changing and significant economic, social, and environmental consequences can be expected as a result."

FEMA to shut off aid to Puerto Rico with municipalities still...

A third of Puerto Rico residents are still without electricity and lack access to potable water four months after the Category 4 hurricane hit.

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UN aid convoy attacked by Israeli Navy in Gaza, jeopardizing humanitarian efforts

This incident not only disrupts the flow of crucial aid, but also casts a long shadow over the ethical obligations and legal frameworks governing conflict zones.

Biden administration’s EV policy shift: A step back for climate action

This potential policy shift, seen as a nod to automakers and labor unions, is stirring controversy amid the escalating climate crisis, marked by last year's record-breaking global temperatures.

Record-breaking 459,000 workers strike in 2023: US labor movement hits 23-year high

the nation saw 33 major work stoppages initiated last year, the highest count since the year 2000, which recorded 39 stoppages.

US and its politicians defend Israel’s occupation and civilian casualties in Gaza at International...

As the international community awaits the ICJ's verdict, the U.S. position underscores the complex diplomatic landscape surrounding the Israeli occupation and the search for a sustainable peace solution.

Chicago sues Big Oil for climate deception and damages

Chicago is targeting industry giants such as ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP, Shell, ConocoPhillips, Phillips 66, and the American Petroleum Institute for their alleged long-term misinformation campaign.