Pollution

"When A Coal Company Goes Bankrupt, Who Is Left To Clean Up The Mess?"

"The gloomier outlook for U.S. coal companies is raising questions about who will pay to clean up shuttered strip mines and open pits across coal country. With financial woes piling up for coal producers, environmental groups are warning that taxpayers could be on the hook for millions in restoration costs if mining companies can’t pick up the bill."

Source: International Business Times, 01/15/2016

"EPA Stayed Silent On Flint’s Tainted Water"

"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s top Midwest official said her department knew as early as April about the lack of corrosion controls in Flint’s water supply — a situation that likely put residents at risk for lead contamination — but said her hands were tied in bringing the information to the public."

Source: Detroit News, 01/14/2016

"VW’s Chief Meets Head of E.P.A. to Discuss Pollution Problem"

"Under pressure to devise a fix for its polluting diesel cars, the chief executive of Volkswagen, Matthias Müller, met for the first time with a senior government official in the United States to discuss the crisis that has engulfed the German carmaker since September."

Source: NY Times, 01/14/2016

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