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G-7 Leaders Just Made Success at COP27 Even Harder

Leaders of the world’s richest economies spent the last three days wrangling over how to balance the need for new energy supplies and their existing emissions pledges. In the end, they reached a compromise that shows just how much Russia’s war in Ukraine is causing climate action to come to a standstill.

Daikin America Denied Appeals Court Look at PFAS Pollution Suit

Daikin America Inc. must defend a proposed class action seeking to hold it and other chemical manufacturers liable for PFAS water contamination in northwestern Georgia, a federal judge in the state ruled, refusing the chemical-maker’s request for permission to make a mid-case appeal.

EPA Issuing Final Flame Retardant Risk Findings, Asbestos Plans

The EPA’s final, revised findings about the risks of exposure to three flame retardants reach the same bottom-line conclusions the agency reached during the Trump administration, but do so using two new policies industries oppose, according to a notice the agency released Tuesday.

A ‘Price Cap’ on Russian Energy -- Could That Work?: QuickTake

Since the US and its allies decided to stop buying Russia’s oil, there’s been little sign that the measure is inflicting the kind of pain that might force President Vladimir Putin to rethink his war in Ukraine. So the US is pushing a new idea: make Russia sell its oil so cheaply that it can no longer afford to wage war at all.

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The Long Fight for Environmental Justice Continues

Environmental justice gained traction in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Forty years later, impacted communities still have limited legal options to combat negative environmental impacts.

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