Pollution

"U.S. EPA Chief Hints at Softening Carbon Rule Interim Timeline"

"The Environmental Protection Agency said on Tuesday that it may ease an interim deadline for states to meet tougher carbon emission standards after regulators and electric utilities complained a lack of time may destabilize electricity supplies."

Source: Reuters, 02/18/2015

Pebble Mine in Alaska: EPA Becomes Target By Planning for Rare ‘Veto’

"Just north of Iliamna Lake in southwestern Alaska is an empty expanse of marsh and shrub that conceals one of the world’s great buried fortunes: A mile-thick layer of virgin ore said to contain at least 6.7 million pounds — or $120 billion worth — of gold."

Source: Wash Post, 02/17/2015

"Officials Welcome Superfund Possibility for Hackensack River"

"The federal government’s decision to consider making the Hackensack River a Superfund site is drawing praise from local mayors and other elected officials — but that praise comes with caveats, including a sense that the Hackensack’s pollution is so pervasive and its hydrology so complex that trying to clean it up might be a fool’s errand."

Source: Bergen Record, 02/16/2015

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