"As the Obama administration opens the door to offshore drilling, the oil industry is promising more jobs and less reliance on foreign oil. Some people who live along the Eastern Seaboard are saying, 'no thanks.'"
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- Source: NPR, 03/12/2015
The sugar industry has been manipulating science about the health consequences of sugar for decades, newly released documents show.Source: NPR, 03/12/2015
"SAN FRANCISCO — Lax oversight by the state has allowed the oil and gas industry to contaminate protected water aquifers and endanger the public, California regulators acknowledged Tuesday while pledging to intensify supervision."Source: AP, 03/12/2015
"Senate Republicans used a Wednesday hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) landmark climate rule to highlight the objections from states that oppose the rule."
"Despite huge progress made in reducing chemical discharges since the 1960s, many birds nesting across the Great Lakes region still struggle to reproduce or they give birth to chicks with twisted beaks or other deformities — signs that a full recovery is still likely decades away for some of the region’s most historically polluted areas."Source: Toledo Blade, 03/12/2015
"The eight-state commission that sets water quality standards for the Ohio River has recommended relaxing its rules for mercury and certain other toxic pollutants that concentrate as they move through the food web."Source: Louisville Courier-Journal, 03/12/2015
"The virus causing a second wave of bird flu across China has mutated frequently and 'should be considered as a major candidate to emerge as a pandemic strain in humans,' researchers reported Wednesday."Source: Wash Post, 03/12/2015
Regulation of Lake Ontario water levels has many complex impacts on people, property, and ecosystems. Now a plan might return the lake to the rhythms of nature.Source: NY Times, 03/12/2015
"President Obama has tapped Christy Goldfuss, a former top official at the National Park Service, to lead his committee of environmental advisers."
"Consumer advocate Erin Brockovich is calling legislation introduced Tuesday to reform the nation’s toxic chemical laws an industry bill. "
"The Karachi Nuclear PowerComplex is on an earthquake-prone seafront less than 20 miles from downtown Karachi."Source: Wash Post, 03/11/2015
"The agencies charged with overseeing oil production and protecting California's ever-dwindling water sources from the industry's pollution all fell down on the job, one state official told a panel of peeved lawmakers Tuesday."Source: LA Times, 03/11/2015
"North Carolina officials say they have hit Duke Energy, the nation’s largest electric utility, with the largest environmental fine in state history."Source: NY Times, 03/11/2015
"The industrial conglomerate run by the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch is refusing to provide Democratic lawmakers with information on whether it has paid for climate change research."Source: AP, 03/11/2015
"Did Florida Gov. Rick Scott's administration ban state environmental scientists from using the terms 'climate change' and 'global warming' in their work? ... Now, an environmental group is asking for a state investigation to get to the bottom of it."Source: AP, 03/11/2015