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They want to hold the major oil companies responsible for the costs of responding to disasters that scientists are increasingly able to attribute to climate disruption and tie back to the fossil fuel industry.
Data exchange between states, hospitals and the CDC increased temporarily during the pandemic. The public health community wants this to mark the turning point in achieving a permanent national system.
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Jim Murphy, an attorney with the National Wildlife Federation, regarding the Supreme Court’s decision to expand the ability of farmers, homebuilders and other developers to dig up or fill wetlands near rivers, lakes and streams, finding that the government had overreached in limiting such activities. Environmentalist groups are concerned that the decision will put wetlands at risk of pollution while farmers and builders are eager to make full use of their land. (Associated Press — May 26, 2023)