Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Tag: pollution

States sue Trump EPA for suspending environmental regulations during pandemic

Polluters are allowed, at their sole discretion, to stop monitoring and reporting air emissions and water pollution levels during the outbreak.

Trump signs executive order greenlighting ‘corporate takeover of our oceans while...

Environmental groups sued the EPA over the move, which they condemned as a "free pass for polluters."

Trump’s EPA weakens justification for life-saving mercury pollution rule

"This final rule will increase the risk of more kids with asthma and brain damage, and more people with cancer."

Burning fossil fuels made coronavirus death rate worse, and kills 200K...

Coal companies and Big Oil like ExxonMobil and all those fracking companies are thus killing off a million Americans every five years.

Decades of heavy air pollution could make some areas more likely...

"When we get to the other side, we need to have a real and honest conversation about the failure to tackle harmful air pollution."

EPA enforcement in distress — and more trouble is brewing

The White House has now quietly and ominously asked polluters to help identify new opportunities for deregulation.

LNG, plastics and other gas industry plans would add climate pollution...

“In short, reported emissions from oil, natural gas, and chemical infrastructure have increased in recent years, and new infrastructure that is still in the pipeline has the potential to increase emissions even more.”

As fracking companies face bankruptcy, US regulators enable firms to duck...

“Currently there is no way to treat, store, and release the billions of gallons of wastewater at the surface.”

New study names modern pollution a major cause of premature deaths...

"Pollution is an enormous and poorly addressed health problem."

Coal plants get a pass to pollute our waterways

"These dangerous attacks on the environment and our public health cannot be allowed to stand."

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Houston police launch investigation into mounted officer trampling protester on video

“We are aware of a video circulating showing one of our mounted patrol horses and a citizen. We are currently reviewing the circumstances behind the incident.”

An uprising was inevitable

"Being Black in this country means being at war on every front in every space at every moment."

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law urge officials to withdraw law enforcement, National...

“We are sounding an alarm regarding the potential deployment of the National Guard, state police and local law enforcement on Tuesday as voters prepare to cast ballots in primary elections."

Police are still killing unarmed black people

So far this year, 390 people have been killed by police, according to a Washington Post database of police shootings.

Democratic senator offers amendment ending transfer of military equipment to police forces

“The cycle of police brutality sparking unrest, and that unrest being met by the militarized police is increasingly familiar in modern American society.”