The company's packaging was found to be the most significant contributor to plastic waste clogging the Buffalo River.
Corporate polluters and their political allies have sought to slow and derail anti-pollution laws, often using the exact same arguments and wording.
The onslaught has led to another round of media headlines and press releases from environmental and public health groups asking whether the nation is at a tipping point of urgency to fight climate change.
“We have reached the largest drinking water settlement in American history, which will be used to help filter PFAS from drinking water that is served to the public.”
Emissions from these top fossil fuel producers and cement manufacturers could also be linked to about 50% of increasing drought and high fire-risk conditions in the same area since 1901.
The UNEP noted that while an 80% reduction in plastic pollution would be helpful, there would still be a need to manage 100 million metric tons of plastics each year by 2040.
The study confirmed that only six countries met the World Health Organization’s (WHO) updated safe levels of the deadly air pollutant, particulate matter (PM) 2.5.
“Automakers won’t slash pollution and improve gas mileage unless strong standards make them do so.”
Texas is the No. 1 state in the U.S. for discharging of toxic pollutants into streams, rivers and lakes.