Environmental Justice

Parties Near Settlement Over Tribal Rights To Colorado River Water

"A Native American tribe with one of the largest outstanding claims to water in the Colorado River basin is closing in on a settlement with more than a dozen parties, putting it on a path to piping water to tens of thousands of tribal members in Arizona who still live without it."

Source: AP, 03/01/2024

After Fighting a Landfill Expansion, Houston Residents Await Methane Rules

"When the Hawthorne Park Landfill opened in 1977, it transformed everyday life for residents of Carverdale, a historically Black neighborhood in northwest Houston. Myra Jefferson has seen pests and roaches from the dump multiply over the decades and remembers yellow dust from the rot sticking to everything."

Source: Inside Climate News, 02/29/2024

"Climate Books For Black History Month"

"To win allies for climate action, activists must understand how the environment, intersects with concerns for the health and well-being of people and communities. Inequities of the past and the present must be addressed by the policies and programs offered for a sustainable future."

Source: Yale Climate Connections, 02/27/2024

"EPA Orders LA County Landfill To Curb Hazardous Waste Leakage Immediately"

"Federal environment officials have ordered a Los Angeles County landfill to take urgent action to protect public health, citing noxious odors and hazardous waste issues in the surrounding community."

Source: The Hill, 02/27/2024

Green Power Would Save Infant Lives, Help Millions Of Kids Breathe: Report

"The transition to electric vehicles (EVs) and clean power could save infants’ lives and help millions of children breathe easier, according to new research from the American Lung Association."

Source: The Hill, 02/22/2024

Enbridge Wants Line 5 Shutdown Order Overturned on Tribal Land in Wisc.

"A “Hail Mary” legal tactic by the pipeline company invokes a 1977 pipeline treaty between the U.S. and Canada. The Bad River Band says the treaty is superseded by 1854 tribal treaty rights."

Source: Inside Climate News, 02/22/2024

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