"U.S. Steel failed to test a Lake Michigan tributary for highly toxic hexavalent chromium after blue liquid "with visible solids" poured out of one of the company's northwest Indiana plants in late October, according to documents posted online Tuesday by state regulators."
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- Source: Chicago Tribune, 12/13/2017
"The Environmental Protection Agency’s inspector general will investigate how it decided to spend more than $25,000 installing a secure, soundproof communications booth in the office of Administrator Scott Pruitt."Source: Washington Post, 12/13/2017
"Three former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrators who served under Republican presidents came out against a proposed gold and copper mine in Alaska on Tuesday."Source: The Hill, 12/13/2017
"The Great War began in 1914 with cavalrymen on horseback and ended four years later with armored tanks and airplanes. It was, as one scholar put it, the 'first war to run on oil.' To ensure a steady flow of fuel, petroleum executives met regularly with federal officials in Standard Oil’s oak-paneled boardroom on Wall Street. The same industry broken up as an illegal monopoly in 1911 had become a quasi-arm of government."Source: Center for Public Integrity, 12/13/2017
"More than 50 world leaders are joining bankers, energy magnates and others Tuesday in Paris for a summit that President Emmanuel Macron hopes will give new momentum to the fight against global warming — despite U.S. President Donald Trump's rejection of the Paris climate accord."Source: AP, 12/12/2017
"A DOE official's controversial request this summer for scientists to remove 'climate change' from research abstracts was ordered by senior national lab managers and was intended to satisfy President Trump's budget request, according to emails obtained by E&E News and confirmed by a lab aide."
"A panel of federal appeals court judges on Monday expressed skepticism over the Trump administration’s request to halt a high-profile climate change lawsuit brought by 21 children, which had been scheduled to begin early next year."Source: Washington Post, 12/12/2017
"The man President Trump picked to regulate coal believes that mining is simply 'accelerated erosion.'"
"President Donald Trump’s efforts to make the United States 'energy dominant' with help from Alaska got off to modest results Wednesday."Source: AP, 12/12/2017
"The administration wants to NASA to reprioritize the moon and Mars, and forget 'Earth-centric research'".Source: Salon, 12/12/2017
"U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has picked Anne Idsal, a well-connected Texas state official, to lead the agency's Region 6 office."
"Will Badlands National Park have enough forage in the future for its bison herds? Can the Wind River Reservation manage tribal water storage to account for the fact that snow now melts earlier? Could flash droughts be predicted more accurately, such as the one that Montana experienced last summer that led to one of the worst ever wildfire seasons in the state?"Source: High Country News, 12/12/2017
"Advocates on both sides of the aisle say doubling funding for the USDA’s organic research program will help farmers meet demand and remain competitive."Source: Civil Eats, 12/12/2017
"When environmentalists press for the removal of river-choking old dams, George Howard can smell the money."
"The head of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is seeking a 30-day extension in the agency’s timeline to consider a proposal to prop up coal and nuclear power plants."Source: The Hill, 12/11/2017