Pollution

Clean Water Rule: Pruitt Stars In Industry Video Promoting WOTUS Repeal

"U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt appears in an agribusiness video urging farmers and ranchers to comment on the proposed repeal of the Obama-era Clean Water Rule, promoting the rollback of a regulation that he sued to stop as Oklahoma attorney general."

Source: Greenwire, 08/22/2017

EPA Promised ‘a New Day’ for the Agriculture Industry, Documents Reveal

"In the weeks before the Environmental Protection Agency decided to reject its own scientists’ advice to ban a potentially harmful pesticide, Scott Pruitt, the agency’s head, promised farming industry executives who wanted to keep using the pesticide that it is “a new day, and a new future,” and that he was listening to their pleas."

Source: NY Times, 08/21/2017

Hilcorp’s Arctic Offshore Drilling Plan Advances, Despite EIS Concerns

"A proposal for the first oil and gas drilling in federal offshore waters of the Arctic took a step forward Thursday as regulators released a draft environmental impact statement, which reflects concerns about the effects of the project on marine life and local communities."

Source: InsideClimate News, 08/18/2017

"Military Bases' Contamination Will Affect Water For Generations"

"VICTORVILLE, CA - Once a fighter jet training base critical to the Cold War, little remains of the former George Air Force Base but rows of dilapidated houses, a dismantled military hospital and dangerous chemicals from pesticides, jet fuels and other hazardous wastes that have poisoned the water for decades."

Source: News21, 08/18/2017

As Hilcorp Plans to Drill in Arctic Waters, Violations Surface

"ANCHORAGE, Alaska — In the energy industry, Hilcorp has built a reputation for fast growth, big profits and making people rich. ... In regulatory circles, however, and among environmentalists, Hilcorp has become known for different reasons."

Source: InsideClimate News, 08/10/2017

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