Many legislatures, including CT’s, are weighing bills to crack down on the “forever chemicals” that are shown to cause myriad health issues.
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Affirmative action cases could upend environmental justice laws
If the court strikes down affirmative action, lawmakers think it could open legal challenges to laws aimed at helping marginalized groups.
States take on PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ with bans, lawsuits
While states await regulations from the federal Environmental Protection Agency, rising awareness in recent years has prompted more than two dozen states to take the initiative to protect their residents’ health, in many cases through bipartisan legislation.
Geothermal bubbles up as another way to fight climate change
As states ramp up their transitions to renewable electricity, some leaders see a big role for geothermal as a stable, renewable power source.
States to feds: Don’t tell us how to spend infrastructure money
State and local leaders from both parties are at odds with the Biden administration over how billions of dollars in new infrastructure money should be spent.
Natural gas bans are new front in effort to curb emissions
Lawmakers in New York are considering the nation’s first statewide ban on natural gas connections in new buildings.
Some worry wind and solar will gobble up forests and farms
Conflicts between environmentalists and renewable energy providers are cropping up across the country, as the fast-growing wind and solar industries expand into new areas,