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    PFAS Firefighting Foam Spills at Notorious Red Hill Naval Facility in Hawaii

    PFAS Firefighting Foam Spills at Notorious Red Hill Naval Facility in Hawaii

    By Jessica Corbett Hawaiian state and U.S. Naval officials confirmed Tuesday that firefighting foam containing “forever chemicals” leaked at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility in Honolulu, requiring cleanup efforts and increased monitoring of soil and water. Commonly called forever chemicals because they persist in the human body and environment for long periods, per- […]

    New York Voters Approve Historic Environmental Bond Act

    New York Voters Approve Historic Environmental Bond Act

    New York state voters have approved the Empire State’s first environmental bond act in nearly 30 years.  The measure — on the ballot as Proposition #1, the “Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act of 2022” — will see the state sell $4.2 billion in bonds to fund a response to the […]

    New Yorkers to Vote on First Environmental Bond Act in 26 Years

    New Yorkers to Vote on First Environmental Bond Act in 26 Years

    On the upcoming midterm elections Tuesday, November 8, New Yorkers have a chance to invest in a greener future for their state.  If voters approve Proposition #1, the “Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act of 2022,” they would authorize New York to sell $4.2 billion worth of state bonds to finance […]

    U.S. Senators Call for Better Protections Against Lead in Tap Water

    U.S. Senators Call for Better Protections Against Lead in Tap Water

    Amid National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, 15 U.S. Senators are appealing to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for increased measures that will protect people from lead in tap water.  The senators, led by U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), are asking for a lower threshold of lead […]

    Environmental Justice Activists Call for Rejection of Manchin’s Fossil Fuel Side Deal

    Environmental Justice Activists Call for Rejection of Manchin’s Fossil Fuel Side Deal

    Black, Indigenous, and people of color from across the country rallied on Thursday, demanding Congress and President Biden reject an energy permitting overhaul that would expedite fossil fuel infrastructure, including pipelines like the beleaguered Mountain Valley Pipeline. “For so long… these industries have been placed in BIPOC communities that are too often targeted by these projects. It’s […]