Virginia: Long-awaited environmental justice study calls for ‘a cultural shift’ at DEQ

Pastor Paul Wilson of Union Hill Baptist Church stands in front of a group protesting the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. (Photo© Chesapeake Climate Action Network) Link to original article at Virginia Mercury October 17, 2020 By Sarah Vogelsong, Virginia Mercury An 18-month study of how the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality can incorporate environmental justice intoContinue reading “Virginia: Long-awaited environmental justice study calls for ‘a cultural shift’ at DEQ”

SAN BRUNO VICTIMS AND THEIR FAMILIES DESERVE LONG-OVERDUE ACTION

September 9, 2020 By Member Jennifer Homendy, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Safety Compass Today marks 10 years since the devastating natural gas pipeline rupture that shattered a residential neighborhood in San Bruno, California. The September 9, 2010, explosion destroyed 38 homes and damaged 70 others. Even worse, 8 people were killed, 10 people sustained seriousContinue reading “SAN BRUNO VICTIMS AND THEIR FAMILIES DESERVE LONG-OVERDUE ACTION”

Wisconsin: Michigan Excavation Firm Sanctioned in Fatal Sun Prairie Explosion Yet to Pay $25,000 Fine

Photo: John Hart, Wisconsin State Journal Archives https://wkow.com/2020/07/10/firm-sanctioned-in-sun-prairie-explosion-yet-to-pay-25000-fine/ By Toni Galli, WKOW, July 10, 2020 SUN PRAIRIE (WKOW) – The company found to have improperly done underground excavation before a deadly explosion in Sun Prairie in 2018 has yet to pay a state-ordered fine of $25,000. “Two years later, they’ve yet to pay that fine,”Continue reading “Wisconsin: Michigan Excavation Firm Sanctioned in Fatal Sun Prairie Explosion Yet to Pay $25,000 Fine”

DEVELOPING STORY: Court orders a shut down and removal of oil from the Dakota Access Pipeline

Photo: Amy Sisk/Inside Energy https://indiancountrytoday.com/news/court-orders-a-shut-down-and-removal-of-oil-from-the-dakota-access-pipeline-KkDdhNzafUONvPvkmBc66A Order says Dakota Access assumed much of its economic risk knowingly, and the potential harm each day the pipeline operates. Indian Country Today, July 6, 2020 A federal judge has ordered the Dakota Access Pipeline to shut down and remove all oil within 30 days, a huge win for StandingContinue reading “DEVELOPING STORY: Court orders a shut down and removal of oil from the Dakota Access Pipeline”