YOU SHOULD KNOW…
Yesterday was Workers’ Memorial Day—the day where we mourn the fallen on the job and work together to fight for the living. Our Charlotte Brody was interviewed about workplace hazards, getting carcinogens out of the workplace, and how we’re fighting for safer workplaces to protect workers and their communities, as well as the environment. Watch it here.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“Many American workers, and countless people around the world, are in danger from heat in the workplace. Climate change is turning up the temperatures and creating real problems in our workplaces, and in the future it’s only going to get worse if we don’t take action to address it and its impacts,” said BlueGreen Alliance Executive Director Kim Glas in a blog about a new United Nations report that highlights the danger climate changes poses to workers.(Medium)
Mayors on methane – A group of U.S. mayors called on the Obama administration to introduce new standards to cut methane emissions from existing facilities in the oil and gas industry. (The Hill)
Flint aid – The stalemate in the Senate over aid to the people of Flint, Michigan to deal with their water crisis had some movement this week as the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved $9 billion in funding to help. That’s just the start of the process, though, it still has to be approved by the full Senate. (The Hill)
Sowing confusion – An editor pulls the curtain back on the inner workings of the concerted effort to sow confusion over the solid science behind climate change. (TIME)
Obama to visit Flint amid water crisis (The Hill)
14 States Seek Clean Power Plan Guidance Despite Stay (BNA)
Michigan getting sick over climate change (Daily Climate)
In memoriam: 127 Ohioans killed at work in '15 (Canton Repository)
Climate Change Action Emerges As Winning Wedge Issue In 2016 (Think Progress)
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