The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced it is investigating whether Mississippi state agencies discriminated against the state’s majority-Black capital city by refusing to fund improvements for its failing water system.
William Roberts, an employee of Partridge-Sibley Industrial Services, said he supervised the improper disposal of industrial waste at a commercial entity in Jackson.
“We are prepared to file an action... but would hope this matter could be resolved with an enforceable agreement," the department said in a letter to the city.
People continued to wait at distribution sites and flooded stores for water to drink, bathe, cook and flush toilets amid the Mississippi capital's water system failure.
The Environmental Protection Agency is warning residents who live near medical sterilizing plants in 13 states and Puerto Rico about potential health risks from emissions of ethylene oxide, a chemical widely used in their operations.
The Supreme Court struck down a case about an environmental regulation that never even took effect. The decision says a lot about the GOP-controlled judiciary and how the government will handle climate change.
More than 500 days into his presidency, Joe Biden’s hope for saving the Earth from the devastating effects of climate change may not be dead.
"The Daily Show" host scorched the high court for one of its last rulings before summer recess.
“The Court appoints itself—instead of Congress or the expert agency—the decisionmaker on climate policy," Justice Elena Kagan wrote.
The Republican had a history of electoral success in Oklahoma and widespread name recognition, but didn’t get out of single digits on Tuesday.