EPA Acts to Curb Air, Water Pollution in Poor Communities

1/27/2022 9:03:00 PM

It's part of an effort to focus federal attention on communities adversely affected by decades of industrial pollution

The EPA announced a series of enforcement actions to address air pollution, unsafe drinking water and other problems afflicting minority communities in three Gulf Coast states

It's part of an effort to focus federal attention on communities adversely affected by decades of industrial pollution

. The administration’s commitment to the issue has come under renewed scrutiny in recent weeks, as two key environmental justice appointees departed. Cecilia Martinez, a top official at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, and David Kieve, who conducted outreach with environmental justice groups, both left the White House, putting a spotlight on promises yet to be fulfilled.

Regan, a former environmental regulator in North Carolina, has madeenvironmental justicea top priority since taking over as EPA head last year. As the first Black man to lead the agency, the issue “is really personal for me, as well as professional,″ he told The Associated Press in November.

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The administration’s commitment to the issue has come under renewed scrutiny in recent weeks, as two key environmental justice appointees departed. Cecilia Martinez, a top official at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, and David Kieve, who conducted outreach with environmental justice groups, both left the White House, putting a spotlight on promises yet to be fulfilled.01 GMT Within the brutal machinations of US politics , Joe Manchin has been elevated to a status of supreme decision-maker, the man who could make or break Joe Biden’s presidency. Regan, a former environmental regulator in North Carolina, has made environmental justice a top priority since taking over as EPA head last year. But Truro Crown Court heard she broke professional boundaries as his support worker and began an intimate relationship before he moved into her home in Mount Hawke, Cornwall. As the first Black man to lead the agency, the issue “is really personal for me, as well as professional,″ he told The Associated Press in November. Read more For six months, Manchin has refused to support a sweeping bill to lower emissions, stymieing its progress in an evenly split US Senate where Republicans uniformly oppose climate action. “I pledge to do better by people in communities who have been hurting for far too long,” he said Tuesday. One died at the scene, the second a few days later.

Historically marginalized communities like St. “He’s a villain, he’s a threat to the globe,” said Saleemul Huq, director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development, based in Bangladesh. He said: ‘As we were struggling my hand is jerked away from her at the same time she is coming towards me and it ended up going in her eye. John and St. James, along with cities such as New Orleans, Jackson and Houston, will benefit from the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure law signed by Biden, Regan said. The level of knowledge of American politics here is absolutely amazing, we know about the filibuster and the Senate and so on. The law includes $55 billion for water and wastewater infrastructure, while a sweeping climate and social policy bill pending in the Senate would pump more than twice that amount into EPA programs to clean up the environment and address water and environmental justice issues. Michaela was found dead in bed by her father the next day. As part of its enforcement action, the EPA is requiring a former DuPont petrochemical plant in La Place, Louisiana, to install fence-line monitors to identify emissions from the site, Regan said. It will cause very bad consequences for us in Bangladesh, unfortunately. In New York City specifically, the policy changes and proposals include an increase in patrol officers within the 30 precincts where 80% of the city’s violence occurs.

The plant is now owned by the Japanese conglomerate Denka. The agency also said it will push for greater scrutiny of a proposed expansion of a Formosa Plastics plant in St.75tn bill, citing concerns over inflation and the national debt. Michaela Hall was stabbed to death in her eye on May 31st last year (Picture: Cornwall Police / SWNS) ‘She wanted me to eat with her. James and issued a notice of violation to a Nucor Steel plant that emits hydrogen sulfide and other harmful chemicals. Regan said he has spoken with New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell about Gordon Plaza, a city neighborhood built on the site of a former toxic landfill. “I’ve been following the situation closely,” said Tina Stege, climate envoy for the Marshall Islands, a low-lying Pacific nation that risks being wiped out by rising sea levels. Gordon Plaza was designated as a Superfund site in the 1990s, but dozens of mostly Black families still live there. He claimed he felt hurt and angry about the call because it sounded like she was ‘slagging me off’. There is no time to wait.

The EPA will review the site, starting in March, Regan said, and will add nine homes not included in earlier plans to help families move.” A photo taken on 6 December 2021 shows high-tide flooding hitting low sections of Majuro Atoll in the Marshall Islands. City officials hope to use money from the infrastructure law to relocate families and build a solar farm on the site. EPA also said it has completed a review of proposed actions to clean up creosote contamination from a site in Houston now owned by Union Pacific Railroad.” Even America’s closest allies have looked on in dismay as a single lawmaker from Biden’s own party has stalled what would be the biggest – and arguably first – piece of climate legislation in the US’s plodding, and often rancorous, history of dealing with escalating global heating.’ Kendall said Michaela managed to grab hold of a cutlery knife that was in the room as it had been used as a screwdriver for some DIY. The site, in the Kashmere Gardens area in the city’s Fifth Ward, has been linked to higher than normal cancer rates in the historically Black neighborhood. EPA said it will work with Texas officials to ensure corrective actions address the concerns of community members. It’s very bizarre,” said Catherine McKenna, who was environment minister in Justin Trudeau’s government that introduced carbon pricing in 2019. We are going to get trigger pullers off the streets and guns out of their hands.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, who toured the area with Regan, said Wednesday it was “very encouraging” that federal officials “share our concerns and know the names and faces of those affected. Leave me alone.” Sharon Lavigne, president of Rise St. We just really hope they are able to get a deal. James, a grassroots organization that has battled petrochemical plants in Louisiana, said the EPA’s actions were “just the beginning of what needs to be done” to address pollution from the petrochemical industry. “It’s important that EPA recognizes the need to listen to the science, which shows the destructive Formosa plastics facility should be stopped and that no other harmful chemical facilities should be allowed to cause harm in our community anymore,” Lavigne said. “It’s unfortunate that it’s just one person that is holding up something that’s so critically important,” she said of Manchin. She was screaming at me. “I’m hopeful that he will really get some things done. New Yorkers have a long memory.

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