Water & Oceans

"Documents Show Undisclosed EPA Health Concerns On Fracking Chemicals"

"A new set of documents, obtained from the Environmental Protection Agency by the Partnership for Policy Integrity and shared with Marketplace, shows that the agency has previously undisclosed health concerns that some fracking chemicals might cause things like liver poisoning and tumors."

Source: Marketplace, 11/16/2017

"House Passes Flood Insurance Renewal In Wake Of Massive Storms"

"House Republicans overcame bipartisan opposition Tuesday to pass a bill that would reauthorize and overhaul the National Flood Insurance Program, which has strained to pay out billions of dollars to policyholders after this year's run of devastating hurricanes."

Source: Politico, 11/15/2017

Fishery Managers Reject Bid To Manage Menhaden For Ecological Value

"East Coast fishery managers Monday rejected a proposal backed by conservation groups to start setting harvest limits for Atlantic menhaden based on their role as food for other fish and wildlife, not merely their commercial value."

Source: Bay Journal, 11/14/2017

Chemours Faces Sanctions In Carolina In Latest Legal Fight Over Teflon

"North Carolina regulators will sanction The Chemours Co. for the release of an unregulated chemical into the Cape Fear River –  the latest in a barrage of legal assaults facing the Delaware company in the Tar Heel State."

Source: Wilmington News Journal, 11/13/2017

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