Biden administration prioritizes environmental justice funding without mentioning race, hoping to fend off legal challenge

Biden administration prioritizes environmental justice funding without mentioning race, hoping to fend off legal challenge

This post was originally published on this siteThe Justice40 methodology accounts for a number of climate and socioeconomic factors, but doesn’t include race.

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Navy to comply with emergency order on leaking Pearl Harbor fuel tanks

Navy to comply with emergency order on leaking Pearl Harbor fuel tanks

This post was originally published on this siteThe Navy will comply with an emergency order to empty the tanks at a fuel storage facility following a leak of fuel in November. The Hawaii Department of Health finalized an order last Monday to empty the underground tanks at the Red Hill…

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After Years of Complaints, Florida Improves Pollution Monitoring Near Burning Sugar Cane Fields

After Years of Complaints, Florida Improves Pollution Monitoring Near Burning Sugar Cane Fields

This post was originally published on this site  by Bianca Fortis ] ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. For the first time in nearly a decade, Florida regulators have upgraded their air-monitoring system in...

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United States is world’s biggest plastic polluter, report finds

United States is world’s biggest plastic polluter, report finds

This post was originally published on this site The United States is by far the biggest contributor to global plastic waste in the world, according to a new report submitted to the federal government Wednesday that called for a national strategy to tackle the growing crisis. Overall, the US contributed...

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More than 80 countries pledge to cut methane emissions by 30 percent by 2030

More than 80 countries pledge to cut methane emissions by 30 percent by 2030

This post was originally published on this site Dozens of countries on Tuesday joined a United States and European Union pledge to cut emissions of methane — the most potent greenhouse gas — by 30 percent this decade, in the most significant climate commitment so far at COP26. The initiative,...

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