Environmental Health

"Public To EPA On Cutting Regulations: 'No!'"

"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 now received more than 28,000 comments, many of which urge the agency not to roll back environmental protections."

Source: NPR, 05/19/2017

OSHA Suspends Rule Requiring Firms Report Injury, Illness Data Online

"The Labor Department on Wednesday suspended an Obama-era rule requiring that companies electronically report their injury and illness records, a move that effectively keeps these records from being publicly disclosed for the immediate future."

Source: Washington Post, 05/18/2017

"Suit Blames Well Contamination On Dominion's Possum Point Ash Ponds

"A pair of Dumfries homeowners have filed suits seeking millions in damages from Dominion Energy, claiming heavy metals seeping from coal ash ponds at the Possum Point Power Station contaminated their drinking water wells."

Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch, 05/15/2017

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