National (U.S.)

"PHMSA Issues Interim Final Rule on Emergency Orders"

"The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) on Monday issued an interim final rule that will allow it to issue emergency orders on oil and natural gas pipelines, satisfying a requirement from a comprehensive pipeline safety bill enacted last summer."

Source: Natural Gas Intelligence, 10/06/2016

Activists Warn That Toxic PCBs Contaminate Thousands Of U.S. Schools

"Polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, are industrial chemicals so toxic that Congress banned them 40 years ago. Research has shown that they can cause a range of health concerns, including cancer and neurological problems such as decreased IQ. And yet, because they were commonly used in building materials for decades, they continue to contaminate classrooms in between 13,000 and 26,000 schools nationwide, according to Harvard researchers."

Source: Wash Post, 10/06/2016

"Obama Says U.S. Government Prepared To Respond To Hurricane Matthew"

"President Barack Obama on Wednesday said the U.S. government has teams and supplies positioned to respond to Hurricane Matthew as the storm barrels toward Florida and other southeastern states." Millions were told to evacuate in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.

Source: Reuters, 10/06/2016

On Climate, Obama Tells Leo DiCaprio, We’re "In A Race Against Time"

"Capping a day-long futurist fair and alternative music fest on the South Lawn of the White House on Monday, President Obama told actor Leonardo DiCaprio and atmospheric scientist Katharine Hayhoe 'we’re really in a race against time' to curb the worst affects of climate change."

Source: Wash Post, 10/04/2016


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