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Bob Welton On Dunn Landfill Town Meeting

Hudson Mohawk Magazine correspondent Steve Pierce speaks with Bob Welton, treasurer of the Rensselaer Environmental Coalition, about a town hall meeting on the controversy surrounding the Dunn Memorial Landfill scheduled for 6 PM on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. Read more... Photo credit: Sanctuary for Independent Media

The Air That We Breathe: Neutral and Volatile PFAS in Indoor Air

Sources of exposure to per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) include food, water, and, given that humans spend typically 90% of their time indoors, air and dust. Quantifying PFAS that are prevalent indoors, such as neutral, volatile PFAS, and estimating their exposure risk to humans are thus important. Read more... Photo credit: ACS Publications

EPA’s “scientific integrity” program lacks teeth, group alleges

Insiders at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have alleged dozens of violations of the agency's "scientific integrity" policy over the last few years, including complaints of political interference and tampering with chemical risk assessments, but nearly all the complaints have been ignored, according to an analysis conducted by a nonprofit group representing EPA employees. Read more... Photo [...]

Climate strike marches for climate justice, youth representation in local climate decisions

More than 200 protestors marched down Fifth Avenue on Friday demanding climate justice. The protesters chanted, “No coal, no oil, keep your carbon in the soil!” Sunrise Movement Pittsburgh hosted the Pittsburgh Climate Strike on Friday to fight for three demands — represent youth in local climate decisions, ban fracking and tax big businesses in order [...]

Patricia Arquette to Star in, Direct Showtime Limited Series ‘Love Canal’ From Colette Burson (EXCLUSIVE)

Patricia Arquette is set to star in, direct, and executive produce the limited series “Love Canal” currently in development at Showtime, Variety has learned exclusively. The series is based on the upcoming documentary “The Canal” by Will Battersby and upcoming book by journalist Keith O’Brien entitled “Paradise Falls.” Read more... Photo credit: Riccardo Vimercati; Colette Burson

The Meaning of Environmentalism Has Expanded

The year 2021 marks the 40thth anniversary of the Center for Health, Environment & Justice.  The Love Canal community’s efforts in 1978 successfully won the relocation of 900 working class families away from a leaking toxic waste dump and awoke a nation to the hazards of toxic chemicals in our environment.  Overcoming powerful resistance from [...]

EPA orders dioxin removal to commence at Superfund site

SAN JACINTO, Texas - In October of 2017 Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, Scott Pruitt ordered the complete clean-up of the San Jacinto River Waste Pits. "To witness the threat, the danger that this site poses to the community in person makes a difference and the difference it makes is urgency," said Pruitt at the time. Read more... [...]

Hurricane Ida Leaves Path of Oil and Chemical Spills in South Louisiana

In the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, Healthy Gulf documented the damage in Cancer Alley, Port Fourchon and Lafourche, Terrebonne, Plaquemines and Jefferson Parishes in Louisiana. On two flights provided by SouthWings, Healthy Gulf documented the catastrophic damage to the communities and industries that bore the brunt of Hurricane Ida’s wrath. Read more... Photo Credit: Healthy Gulf, [...]

Ohio plans to discontinue use of controversial road deicer AquaSalina

The Ohio Department of Transportation plans to stop purchasing a deicer made from processed brine drawn from oil and gas wells. The department made the call after the Ohio-made deicer product, AquaSalina, became the subject of House Bill 282. The bill would allow the product to be sold to the general public and remove a requirement that users pay a [...]

Almost 600 Louisiana sites with toxic chemicals lie in Hurricane Ida’s path

About two thirds of Louisiana industrial sites with toxic chemicals lie in the path of Hurricane Ida, a storm with the potential to batter or flood refineries, storage tanks and other infrastructure that can release oil and other harmful liquids and gases into communities and the environment. A Times-Picayune | New Orleans Advocate analysis of industrial data [...]

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