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Coalition of Over 500 Faith Leaders Demand Utility Shutoff Moratorium During Pandemic

Over 500 faith leaders representing different religious backgrounds on Thursday called on Congress to ensure the next legislative coronavirus aid package include a moratorium on utility shutoffs for the duration of the pandemic. “A power, water, and broadband shutoff is not about politics; it is about children, the elderly, people needlessly suffering and dying through …

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In ‘Targeted Strike’ Against Environmental and Racial Justice, Trump EPA Curbs State Power to Reject Fossil Fuel Projects

With the nation focused on the coronavirus pandemic and protests against U.S. police brutality that have sprung up across the globe, the Trump administration continues to quietly attack federal policies that protect public health and the environment to limit the legal burdens faced by planet-wrecking fossil fuel companies. “Like so much of what Trump is …

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‘Shameful Does Not Even Begin to Describe’ Trump EPA Decision on Chemical Known to Damage Children’s Brains

Environmental campaigners vowed to fight President Donald Trump’s EPA Thursday after the agency said it would propose that the rocket-fuel chemical perchlorate does not need to be regulated, despite its links to cognitive damage in fetal and child development. According to the New York Times, the EPA plans to tell the Office of Management and …

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As Flint Water Crisis Enters Sixth Year, ‘Astounding’ Report Exposes Lies of Ex-Gov. Rick Snyder and Other Officials

VICE on Thursday published an “astounding” and “important” exclusive report on how Rick Snyder, a Republican who served as Michigan’s governor from 2011 to 2019, “knew about Flint’s toxic water—and lied about it.” The report, based on a year-and-a-half investigation, comes almost six years after an emergency manager appointed by Snyder switched Flint’s water supply …

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100+ Lawmakers Demand Moratorium on Utility Shutoffs to Ensure Access to Services ‘Essential to Survive’ During Coronavirus Crisis

Over 100 federal lawmakers on Wednesday demanded a nationwide moratorium on utility shutoffs with a letter to congressional leadership demanding the freeze be part of the next coronavirus relief package to ensure Americans have access to services that are “essential to survive during this health crisis.” Spearheaded by Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Reps. Peter …

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