"‘A Scam All Around’: Navajo Nation Groups Oppose Hydropower Projects"

"Navajo Nation environmentalists are opposing a “self-described jet setter” and French millionaire’s plans for a massive hydropower project they claim will adversely affect the land, water, wildlife, plants and cultural resources of the largest land area held by Indigenous American peoples in the US."

Source: Guardian, 12/12/2023

Congress Provided $7.5B For Electric Vehicle Chargers. Built So Far: Zero.

"Congress at the urging of the Biden administration agreed in 2021 to spend $7.5 billion to build tens of thousands of electric vehicle chargers across the country, aiming to appease anxious drivers while tackling climate change. Two years later, the program has yet to install a single charger."

Source: Politico, 12/06/2023

"In Some Neighborhoods In Drought-Prone Kenya, Clean Water Is Scarce"

"As the sun rises in the Bondeni-Jua Kali neighborhood on the outskirts of Kenya’s capital Nairobi, dozens of women and men step out of their corrugated iron homes with yellow jerricans, skip over pools of sewage and make their way to a nearby water vending station."

Source: AP, 12/04/2023

"EPA Lead Pipe Rule Good for Justice, But May Come at High Cost"

"The EPA’s goal to replace all lead drinking water pipes in the US within 10 years is ambitious and furthers environmental justice, water attorneys and environmental groups say, but some former agency officials worry the goal may be too costly to meet."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 12/04/2023

New Law Expands the FDA’s Power But Fails to Ban Toxics in Beauty Products

"The Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act empowers the FDA to recall harmful cosmetics. Advocates want to know why manufacturers still don’t have to prove their products are safe before they’re sold to millions of consumers."

Source: Inside Climate News, 11/29/2023


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