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December 15, 2010

US CSB Deep Water Horizon Public Hearing

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board, an independent federal agency charged with investigating chemical accidents, will hold a public hearing Wednesday, December 15, 2010, as part of its ongoing investigation into the causes of the BP Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion and fire which occurred on April 20, 2010, killing eleven workers.

"When It Rains, Pollutants Pour Into Chesapeake Bay"

"The storms blew through Hampton Roads on a Thursday in August, and after the storms came runoff, lots of it, shooting off roofs and pavement into storm drains, and a week after the runoff came the red tide. At Ocean View in Norfolk, the waves were mahogany with pale-red caps, stained by a sudden growth spurt of algae."

Source: Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, 12/13/2010
December 15, 2010

White House Environmental Justice Forum

This event, planned by EPA's Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice, will "bring together environmental justice community leaders, state, local and tribal government officials, Cabinet members, and other senior Federal officials for a discussion on creating a healthy and sustainable environment for all Americans." 

EPA Won't Disclose Alternative Study on Spruce Mine MTR Permit

Despite promises of transparency, the US Environmental Protection Agency has denied a Freedom-of-Information request by Charleston Gazette reporter Ken Ward Jr. for the contractor study, which apparently outlines less harmful options for this West Virginia mountaintop-removal project.

November 3, 2010 to November 4, 2010

Using PRTR Data to Advance Key North American Priorities

"Healthy Communities and Ecosystems and Greening the Economy," a forum for sharing knowledge and ideas relating to PRTRs (pollutant release and transfers) and access to public information, will be webcast live on the NAFTA Commission for Environmental Cooperation website.

 

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