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Walmart Gets $800,000 From BP Spill Fund for Startup Supercenter

Walmart will receive more than $800,000 from the Deepwater Horizon settlement fund after the Fifth Circuit let stand a ruling that the retail giant qualifies for a “startup business” claim for damage to a supercenter store on Mississippi’s Gulf of Mexico.

House Democrats’ Climate Bill to Seek Zero Emissions by 2050

Democratic leaders on the House Energy and Commerce Comnmittee unveiled legislation Tuesday that aims to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and includes a mandate that utilities obtain 100 percent of their electricity from “clean” energy sources.

Oil Firms Would Detail Climate, Biodiversity Impact Under Bill (1)

Oil and gas companies should be required to report emissions and other environmental impacts to the federal government to give the public more information about how development on federal land is affecting public health and the climate, Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.) said Tuesday.

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PFAS: The 'Forever Chemicals'

97% of Americans have a detectable amount of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, in their blood, but we don’t yet know all of their health effects. The EPA says more than 600 PFAS chemicals are in the marketplace in the U.S., and the OECD says there could be 5,000 types worldwide. States are racing to regulate PFAS, while the federal government lags.

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