Globeville, Elyria, Swansea issues and efforts in Colorado

Some history of GSE from a journalist ( Cara DeGette) . Journalist view ( Michele Swenson) that ties it all together. Alternative to I-70: https://youtu.be/YzWyb6LsLrc Storm Water Drain & I-70: https://vimeo.com/169650756 (ties it together) EPA VB/I-70 Site: https://cumulis.epa.gov/supercpad/cursites/csitinfo.cfm?id=0801646 CDOT Settlement for GSE /I-70: https://earthjustice.org/news/press/2018/settlement-reached-on-central-70-project Note that the lawyer for CDOT on this settlement is now at CDPHE  the health assessment is gearing up …

Low-Income Households Pay More for Energy, but Efficiency Can Help

With bans on utility shutoffs during the COVID-19 pandemic expiring, action is needed to ease the energy burdens of at-risk communities. By Ariel Drehobl, US News, Sept 30, 2020 How Energy Efficiency Can Help Those With Lower IncomesMore Energy efficiency and weatherization can help ease the burdens of millions of struggling families. PAY THE ELECTRIC BILL or the mortgage? Run the air …

More than 1 in 3 US rooftops are suitable for solar: 30 million rooftops should be in next relief bill

350 Colorado’s Take on the Governor’s Roadmap + Why 30 Million Solar Rooftops Should Be In the Next Relief Bill https://ilsr.org/why-30-million-solar-rooftops-should-be-in-the-next-relief-bill/ by JOHN FARRELL 10 April 2020 As the federal government looks to a second (or even third) stimulus bill, Congress should consider a huge opportunity to pay Americans that pays back: solar rooftops. Somewhat more than one in three home …

Inequality.org graphs on COVID and income, wealth, gender, race disparities

September 2020, Inequality.org Facts Income Inequality Wealth Inequality Global Inequality Inequality and Health Racial Economic Inequality Gender Economic Inequality Inequality & the Care Economy Inequality and Covid-19 Pre-existing inequalities in the United States and most countries around the world made ordinary people vulnerable to the dual blows of the current public health and economic crises. Flawed policy responses to the …

‘Abuse or violation of some public trust’: President’s negligent and partisan treatment of the COVID pandemic qualifies for impeachment

October 2, 2020 LA Progressive Trump’s negligence on the coronavirus ought to be the greatest stain on his presidency—and that’s saying a lot considering the lengthy list of his cruel deeds, lies, and many potential conflicts of interest and crimes. If the House of Representatives felt a year ago that Trump’s attempt to use his office for political gain by …

Leveraging the Health Care Benefits of Energy-Efficient Housing

https://info.ornl.gov/sites/publications/Files/Pub124723.pdf The healthcare industry has the potential to be a strong ally in the effort to reduce the energy burdens of low-income households. Problems associated with high energy burdens often include adverse health effects. Insufficient heating and cooling systems and leaky homes can cause hypothermia and heat stress. Improper air filtration, cracked heat exchangers, and poor ventilation can exacerbate asthma …

The persistence of high energy burdens: A bibliometric analysis of vulnerability, poverty, and exclusion in the United States

Energy Res Soc Sci. 2020 Dec; 70: 101756.Published online 2020 Sep 14. doi: 10.1016/j.erss.2020.101756PMCID: PMC7487977PMID: 32953458 Marilyn A. Brown,a,⁎Anmol Soni,bAmeet D. Doshi,a and Charlotte KingaAuthor informationArticle notesCopyright and License informationDisclaimerGo to: Using bibliometric methods, we examine the persistently high energy bills borne by low-income households in the U.S. This is a mystifying problem in today’s age of abundant and low-priced electricity and fossil fuels. After decades …

Amazon warehouses with robots are seeing injuries to around 1 in 10 people employed

How Amazon hid its safety crisis, by Will Evans | September 29, 2020 Robots. Prime Day. Holiday peak. Internal records show Amazon has deceived the public on rising injury rates among its warehouse workers. On Cyber Monday 2014, Amazon operations chief Dave Clark proudly unveiled the company’s new warehouse of the future in Tracy, California.  Behind him, tall yellow racks …

Barbara Freese on Industrial Strength Denial

By Editor in https://www.corporatecrimereporter.com/news/200/barbara-freese-on-industrial-strength-denial/ September 9th, 2020 Faced with proof that they are engaged in mass crime and violence, corporations have a long history of denying evidence, blaming victims, complaining of witch hunts, attacking their critics’ motives, and otherwise rationalizing their harmful activities.  Denial campaigns have let corporations continue dangerous practices that cause widespread suffering, death, and environmental destruction.  Barbara Freese, …

We all know that air pollution is choking our planet — and our lungs. But noise pollution from automobiles is almost as bad

By Kea Wilson, StreetsBlog, Sep 14, 2020 https://usa.streetsblog.org/2020/09/14/the-other-type-of-car-pollution-that-harms-us-all/ Noise pollution from busy roads is nearly as harmful to our health as air pollution, according to the World Health Organization — but a new study reveals we’re not doing nearly enough research to understand, much less regulate, the sonic impact of cars on our bodies. A team of Italian researchers found a broad consensus …