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For 25 Years, Taxpayers Picked Up Polluters’ Superfund Bill. That May Finally Change.

For 25 Years, Taxpayers Picked Up Polluters’ Superfund Bill. That May Finally Change.

US EditionU.S.CLOSEFollow usPart of HuffPost Politics. ©2021 BuzzFeed, Inc. All rights reserved.BREAKING NEWSTap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you.The lack of money in the Superfund gives polluters an advantage in negotiations with the EPA. With enough funding, the agency could fund cleanups on its own and stick companies that refuse to make a deal with hefty bills.But companies know there isn’t enough in the Superfund to do that, so they drag talks with EPA enforcement out five, 10, even 20 years, said Judith Enck, a former regional EPA...

Apr 16
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India Demands Rich Nations Like U.S. Clean Up Climate Mess, Signaling A Shift

India Demands Rich Nations Like U.S. Clean Up Climate Mess, Signaling A Shift

US EditionU.S.CLOSEFollow usPart of HuffPost Politics. ©2021 BuzzFeed, Inc. All rights reserved.BREAKING NEWSTap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you.itsThat has fueled growing calls for technological solutions to pull carbon from the air. The leading technology so far is called direct air capture, essentially giant vacuum fans that suck carbon from the air and magnetically attach it to calcium or potassium molecules, transforming the emissions into a substance that can be injected underground for permanent storage, to prevent its return to the...

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Biden Wants 5 Times Obama's Climate Spending. That’s Still 5 Times Too Small.

Biden Wants 5 Times Obama's Climate Spending. That’s Still 5 Times Too Small.

US EditionU.S.CLOSEFollow usPart of HuffPost Politics. ©2021 BuzzFeed, Inc. All rights reserved.BREAKING NEWSTap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you.On a private call with activist groups Tuesday evening that HuffPost listened to, White House climate policy czar Gina McCarthy acknowledged that the spending package may disappoint climate advocates hoping to see a more ambitious budget, but said it marked only one area of the administration’s decarbonization plans.“I don’t know if we’re going to meet your expectations on size, but it’s certainly going to...

Mar 31
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Democrats Prepare To Push Biden For A $10 Trillion, Decade-Long Green Infrastructure Plan

Democrats Prepare To Push Biden For A $10 Trillion, Decade-Long Green Infrastructure Plan

US EditionU.S.CLOSEFollow usPart of HuffPost Politics. ©2021 BuzzFeed, Inc. All rights reserved.BREAKING NEWSTap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you.. Schumer’s office did not return a request for comment on Friday.Calling all HuffPost superfans!Sign up for membership to become a founding member and help shape HuffPost's next chapterDo you have information you want to share with HuffPost?PHOTO GALLERYWhat Climate Change Just Might RuinToday is National Voter Registration Day!We made it easy for you to exercise your right to vote!Democrats Prepare To...

Mar 28
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The 'Army Of Environmental Super Voters' Is Growing, And Marching On City Hall

The 'Army Of Environmental Super Voters' Is Growing, And Marching On City Hall

US EditionU.S.CLOSEFollow usPart of HuffPost Politics. ©2021 BuzzFeed, Inc. All rights reserved.BREAKING NEWSTap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you.In Anchorage, Alaska, where voters are set to pick a new mayor on April 6, Stinnett and his team have already begun calling and texting some 12,000 registered voters. In New York City, where the mayor and a majority of the city council were term-limited this year, Stinnett found some more than 1 million potential “environmental super voters.” In Texas, where San Antonio elects a new mayor on May 1 and a...

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UN says environmental racism in Louisiana’s Cancer Alley must end

UN says environmental racism in Louisiana’s Cancer Alley must end

This was originally published by and is reproduced here as part of the  collaboration.United Nations human rights officials issued a report Tuesday condemning environmental racism in Louisiana’s “Cancer Alley,” where the mostly Black population breathes air heavily polluted by an ever-widening corridor of petrochemical plants.Once the site of plantations where generations of enslaved African workers toiled and died, the 85-mile stretch along the lower Mississippi River between Baton Rouge and New Orleans has for decades served as an industrial hub, with nearly 150 oil refineries, plastics...

Mar 5
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Four states propose harsh new penalties for climate protesters

Four states propose harsh new penalties for climate protesters

Inexpensive, too! Subscribe today and get a full year of Mother Jones for just $12.It's us but for your ears. Listen on Apple Podcasts.Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily to have our top stories delivered directly to your inbox.Thank you for subscribing!By signing up, you agree to our and , and to receive messages from Mother Jones and our partners.Can you pitch in a few bucks to help fund Mother Jones' investigative journalism? We're a nonprofit (so it's tax-deductible), and reader support makes up about two-thirds of our budget.We noticed you have an ad blocker on. Can you pitch in a few...

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4 More States Propose Harsh New Penalties For Protesting Fossil Fuels

4 More States Propose Harsh New Penalties For Protesting Fossil Fuels

US EditionU.S.CLOSEFollow usPart of HuffPost Politics. ©2021 BuzzFeed, Inc. All rights reserved.BREAKING NEWSTap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you.Without realizing it, she’d stepped over an invisible border and had officially trespassed into a construction site. .The Montana bill, introduced last month, is more standard. The legislation labels virtually any coal, natural gas or oil facility “critical infrastructure” and makes trespassing “without permission by the owner of the critical infrastructure, on conviction” a misdemeanor “punishable by a...

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4 More States Propose Harsh New Penalties For Protesting Fossil Fuels

4 More States Propose Harsh New Penalties For Protesting Fossil Fuels

Without realizing it, she’d stepped over an invisible border and had officially trespassed into a construction site. .The Montana bill, introduced last month, is more standard. The legislation labels virtually any coal, natural gas or oil facility “critical infrastructure” and makes trespassing “without permission by the owner of the critical infrastructure, on conviction” a misdemeanor “punishable by a fine of not more than $1,500 or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 6 months.” Trespassing with the intent to vandalize would be “a felony punishable by a fine of not more...

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NYC Mayoral Front-Runner, Embracing Climate Activists' Demands, Vows To Ban Fossil Fuels

NYC Mayoral Front-Runner, Embracing Climate Activists' Demands, Vows To Ban Fossil Fuels

US EditionU.S.CLOSEFollow usPart of HuffPost Politics. ©2021 Verizon Media. All rights reserved.BREAKING NEWSTap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you.“The time for pie-in-the-sky platitudes is over,” he said in a Zoom press conference. “The time for incrementalism has passed.”He promised to block all new fossil fuel infrastructure, including a controversial pipeline currently under construction in Brooklyn, and vowed to ban all gas hookups in newly built and renovated construction. He called the city’s network of roughly a dozen gas- and oil-burning...

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