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Naveena Sadasivam


San Francisco, CA, United States

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Past articles by Naveena:

How a Koch-owned chemical plant in Texas gamed the Clean Air Act

Oxbow Calcining spent years running from clean air rules. New evidence suggests it bent the law until it broke. → Read More

Why Biden’s new protections don’t eliminate threats to the Tongass National Forest

The Agriculture Department restored the so-called Roadless Rule, but federal land swaps still open Tongass National Forest land to logging. → Read More

Hurricane Fiona a threat to Puerto Rico’s fragile recovery

Hurricane Fiona slammed into Puerto Rico Sunday afternoon, causing widespread destruction, leaving 1.4 million residents without power and 700,000 without running water. The National Weather Service has warned that the Category 1 storm will cause “life-threatening and catastrophic flooding. → Read More

Overdue reform or underhanded deal? Here’s what’s in Manchin’s permitting bill.

The bill drew criticism from both sides of the aisle, but it's unclear how it would affect U.S. emissions. → Read More

Hurricane Fiona threatens Puerto Rico's fragile recovery

Five years after Maria, another slow-moving storm "catches the island at the very worst moment." → Read More

It’s official: California is phasing out gas-powered cars by 2035

“This is a historic moment for California, for our partner states, and for the world.” → Read More

In exchange for climate legislation, Joe Manchin was promised a pipeline. Will he get it?

Manchin's guarantee might not solve the Mountain Valley Pipeline’s biggest problem: compliance with environmental law. → Read More

How 60-year-old weather data is flooding Texas with pollution

“Texas’ petrochemical industry is unprepared for severe rainfall because our laws and regulations have not kept pace with our new climate reality.” → Read More

Dakota Access Pipeline foe Jessica Reznicek appeals terrorism charge

Amid tightening protest laws, the Dakota Access Pipeline opponent is appealing a “terrorism enhancement” on her sentence. → Read More

What overturning Roe v. Wade means for pregnant people in pollution hotspots

Research shows that those who live close to sources of pollution suffer worse maternal health outcomes. → Read More

New SEC rule mandates climate risk disclosure

The proposed SEC rule requires some companies to disclose scope 3 climate pollution stemming from their products. → Read More

A new environmental justice tool disregards race. We put it back in.

A Grist analysis shows how the ‘race-neutral’ Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool can still prioritize communities of color. → Read More

How New Mexico abandoned 1,000 oil and gas wells overnight

The state now claims it has more than 1,700 abandoned oil and gas wells that will cost $290 million to clean up. → Read More

There’s a hurricane-sized hole in Texas air quality data

A new report finds Texas regulators often miss pollution because its air monitors are disabled during hurricanes. → Read More

Abandoned oil well counts are exploding — now that there’s money on the table

$4.7 billion released by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is making states rethink their abandoned oil well tallies. → Read More

How Freddie Mac green bonds work and what they're supposed to do.

Green bonds should drive investments into energy-efficient homes. But once you dive into the details, it's hard to tell if that's happening. → Read More

The House just passed a major infrastructure bill. Here's what's in it.

The infrastructure bill now goes to President Biden for his signature. → Read More

In a first, the EPA will regulate methane from existing oil and gas wells

The agency took a long-awaited step toward cutting planet-warming emissions with the proposal of a new rule to regulate methane from oil and gas operations. → Read More

Study: Toxic fracking waste is leaking into California groundwater

The research leaves little doubt: California is facing massive groundwater contamination. → Read More

US regulators: Climate change is a major threat to the economy

In a 133-page report, the Financial Stability Oversight Council noted that climate-fueled disasters are “increasing and already imposing substantial economic costs.” → Read More