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"Critics Hear E.P.A.’s Voice in ‘Public Comments’"

"When the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a major new rule intended to protect the nation’s drinking water last year, regulators solicited opinions from the public. The purpose of the 'public comment' period was to objectively gauge Americans’ sentiment before changing a policy that could profoundly affect their lives."

Source: NY Times, 05/19/2015

35 Years Later, You Can Still See Signs of the Mt. St. Helens Eruption

"When Mount St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980, the landscape changed in an instant—the geologic version of an instant, anyway. It was the deadliest eruption the United States had ever seen, leveling everything for miles north of the mountain and blanketing ash as far as Montana. On the 35th anniversary of the event, the scars still shape the Cascade Mountains of Washington state."

Source: Smithsonian, 05/19/2015

"Shot And Gassed: Thousands of Protected Birds Killed Annually"

"Reveal has obtained never-before-released data from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service showing more than 300 species of migratory birds – from red-tailed hawks to American kestrels, turkey vultures to mallard ducks – have been killed legally across the United States since 2011 to protect a wide range of business activities and public facilities under what’s called the 'depredation permit' program."

Source: Reveal (CIR), 05/18/2015

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