National (U.S.)

"Critics Say EPA Action Plan On Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals’ Falls Short"

"The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday announced what officials called a historic effort to rein in a class of long-lasting chemicals that pose serious health risks to millions of Americans. But environmental groups and residents of contaminated communities said that the agency’s “action plan” is short on action, saying ample evidence exists to regulate the chemicals in the nation’s drinking water."

Source: Washington Post, 02/15/2019

With Dems in Charge, House Science Committee Talks About Climate Science

"The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology devoted its first hearing of the 116th Congress to exploring the wide-ranging effects of climate change and explaining the science fueling them, a discussion that revealed a subtle shift among key Republicans toward accepting the prevailing research that points to human-driven global warming."

Source: InsideClimate News, 02/14/2019

Wehrum Stayed In Close Touch With His Former Law Firm, New Emails Show

"Bill Wehrum, the Environmental Protection Agency’s top air policy official, continued to stay in close touch with employees at his former law firm after joining the Trump administration, according to documents released this week under the Freedom of Information Act."

Source: Washington Post, 02/14/2019


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