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Institute, WV sues the EPA to spur action on toxic air pollution

Institute, WV sues the EPA to spur action on toxic air pollution

Institute, one of two majority-Black communities in the state, was left out of a regulatory effort earlier this year to tighten limits on cancer-causing chemicals.
As flood risk rises, vulnerable communities weigh government buyouts

As flood risk rises, vulnerable communities weigh government buyouts

A South Carolina neighborhood where residents are considering buyouts of their flood-prone homes embodies the quandary that a growing number of communities will face in the years ahead.
Climate chief Gina McCarthy leaving White House as John Podesta returns

Climate chief Gina McCarthy leaving White House as John Podesta returns

Her departure comes as the administration moves on to the next phase of Biden’s climate agenda.
EPA needs funding and staffing restored for any environmental justice

EPA needs funding and staffing restored for any environmental justice

Advocates want Congress to make up for the funding and staffing the EPA has lost in its enforcement division.
HUD accuses city of Chicago of environmental racism

HUD accuses city of Chicago of environmental racism

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the city were accused of environmental racism last week.
Flooding could expose toxic soil in city neighborhoods

Flooding could expose toxic soil in city neighborhoods

Climate change is surfacing industries’ toxic legacy in marginalized communities.

Can the EPA get environmental justice right?

Can the EPA get environmental justice right?

In 2009, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency promised justice in the Texas town of Port Arthur. Some residents say the EPA failed then, but now they see a potential path forward.

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