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Delayed cleanups of toxic waste sites. The elimination of programs that test water quality off beaches and in the Everglades. Deep cuts in programs that monitor air quality in the Sunshine State. A new report from the Environmental Defense Fund lays out how the Trump administration's 30 percent cut...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
States are threatening to sue the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to try to force the Trump administration into writing new environmental policies. The potential lawsuits from states like Maryland and Connecticut could put the Trump administration and EPA head Scott Pruitt in a tough spot, wh...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed delaying a federal air pollution rule for two years, despite acknowledging that children will be disproportionately harmed by the decision. The regulator plans to suspend standards aimed at preventing leaks from the oil and gas industry while it reco...
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Posted by on in Clean Water
As part of President Trump's executive order to review "job-killing regulations," the Environmental Protection Agency last month asked for the public's input on what to streamline or cut. It held a series of open-mic meetings and set up a website that has received more than 28,000 comments, many of ...
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Posted by on in Lakes/Rivers/Wetlands
By Jack Lessenberry Few people know Lake Erie as well as Jeffery Reutter, the recently retired director of the Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory on the lake. He’s shown me a picture of his hand covered with toxic algae when he was a graduate student in 1971 — and that same hand covered again n...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
This week, Trump is expected to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, which would be dangerous, detrimental and downright irresponsible.    Join us Tuesday morning at 7:00 a.m. outside of Trump Hotel to sound an alarm and demand people wake up to the climate crisis.    We will g...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
For Immediate Release, May 3, 2017 Contact:         Meg Townsend, (971) 717-6409, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Lawsuit Aims to Force Release of EPA Chief's Emails, Schedule Refusal to Release Public Documents Suggests Scott Pruitt Hiding Meetings...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The head of the Environmental Agency Protection disagrees with a well-established scientific fact regarding global warming. On Thursday morning, while speaking to Joe Kernen on CNBC's Squawk Box, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said that carbon dioxide isn't necessarily a primary contributor to ...
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The head of the environmental justice program at the Environmental Protection Agency has stepped down, departing the government with a lengthy letter to Scott Pruitt, the EPA's new administrator, urging him not to kill the agency's programs.   Mustafa Ali, a senior adviser and a...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
Note: This is part two of a four-part series about the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The agency, its policies, and the science that underpins those regulations has been under scrutiny in recent weeks. In fact, the agency is in danger of being drastically cut back or dismantled ...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
U.S. environmental chief Scott Pruitt unveiled plans to roll back at least three Obama-era rules at the EPA while vowing to give businesses “regulatory certainty.” Those policy reversals, set to start next week, will empower the Environmental Protection Agency to focus on its core mission of protec...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
By Tim Sohn In a letter sent to the Senate on Monday morning, 447 former Environmental Protection Agency officials signed their names to a statement urging the rejection of Trump’s pick to head the agency, former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, whose nomination is set to come up for ...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
The Environmental Protection Agency has come under constant fire from the Trump administration, enduring both a temporary gag order — which was later partially lifted  — and news that President Trump was looking to cut the agency's budget and staff. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
Trump is assembling an all-star cast of climate change deniers for his transition team – often placing them at the heads of key agencies responsible for monitoring or dealing with global warming. The heads of transition teams for Nasa, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of the Inter...
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
The Port of Darwin in Australia’s remote north may be one of the world’s smallest ports, but it boasts the title of the world’s biggest in livestock exports. It is also Australia’s northern gateway to Asia and a major oil and gas (O&G) hub for gas fields Bayu Undan, Bonaparte, Browse Basin, and ...
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Posted by on in Clean Water
The events in the past few years in Michigan, culminating in a public health disaster, have finally turned a public spotlight on what has been happening in my home state. Perhaps it’s where we are in history that these events have been not only uncovered, but broadcast electronically...
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Posted by on in Human Health
The last time a top Chicago-based EPA official was ousted from her post, it was for being too aggressive about fighting pollution in Michigan. Mary Gade was forced out as the agency's regional administrator in 2008 amid an outcry from politicians angered and embarrassed by a series of leg...
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Posted by on in Lakes/Rivers/Wetlands
The Environmental Protection Agency took responsibility Friday for inadvertently polluting a Colorado river with 1 million gallons of toxic orange wastewater while trying to clean up an abandoned gold mine. The spill occurred Wednesday morning at a long-closed Gold King Mine near Silverton, Colo., ...
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Posted by on in Mining
The Environmental Protection Agency took responsibility Friday for a massive wastewater spill that contaminated a Colorado river Wednesday, and warned locals to avoid the polluted waters. According to a statement by the agency, an EPA cleanup team accidentally caused the spill while excav...
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Posted by on in Lakes/Rivers/Wetlands
A team of US regulators investigating contamination at a Colorado goldmine accidentally released a million gallons (3.8 million liters) of orange-hued waste water containing sediment and metals into a local river system, the Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday. The waste wate...
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