“Federal waters off Southern California and in the Gulf of Mexico were chosen first based on the potential to host sustainable commercial aquaculture.”Continue reading “Aquaculture Opportunity Areas”
Agriculture Resilience Act
“We commend Rep. Chellie Pingree for introducing the bi-partisan Agricultural Resilience Act. This bill is a positive step toward building the soil health that is critical for our future. Restoring soil carbon, reducing fertilizer use, and cover cropping are all necessary for building a resilient and equitable food system while addressing the consequences of the climate crisis. The Sierra Club supports this major step forward for climate smart agriculture, pasture based livestock, reductions in food waste, and state level initiatives to improve soil health.” Press Release
Informally called Superfund, Congress established the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) in 1980. It allows EPA to clean up contaminated sites. It also forces the parties responsible for the contamination to either perform cleanups or reimburse the government for EPA-led cleanup work.EPA.org
What is Superfund?
Nationwide Drinking Water Quality Violations
See the intersection between health-based violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act and racial, ethnic, and language vulnerability across the United States. Image: Ensia/NRDC