Pollution

Arkema Plant Under Criminal Investigation By Harris County DA’s Office

"The Arkema chemical plant — already facing multiple lawsuits over explosions of a volatile chemical in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey — is under criminal investigation by the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, officials confirmed Friday."

Source: Houston Chronicle, 10/02/2017

"EPA Finds Dioxin Exposed At Superfund Site After Storm, Orders Tests"

"Cancer-causing dioxins leached from a Superfund site along a Texas river during Hurricane Harvey flooding, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said, triggering calls on Friday for the toxic waste to be permanently moved."

Source: Reuters, 10/02/2017

Park Service Showed That Its Bottled Water Ban Worked — Then Lifted It

"Long before the Trump administration rescinded a ban on the sale of disposable water bottles in select national parks, the Interior Department was aware of a report from the National Park Service that the program worked."

Source: Washington Post, 09/28/2017

"E.P.A. Threatens to Stop Funding Justice Dept. Environmental Work"

"Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency administrator who has aggressively pushed to dismantle regulations and downsize the organization, is threatening to reach outside his agency and undermine the Justice Department’s work enforcing antipollution laws, documents and interviews show."

Source: NY Times, 09/28/2017

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