Environmental Health

Biden Picks Michael Regan, NC Environment Chief, to Head E.P.A.

"President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. has selected Michael S. Regan, North Carolina’s top environmental regulator, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, Mr. Biden’s transition team announced Thursday. The decision elevates for the first time a Black man to lead the powerful department, which is central to achieving the new administration’s climate change agenda."

Source: NYTimes, 12/18/2020

$600 Million Flint Water Settlement Borrowing Plan Approved By Lawmakers

"Michigan legislators on Wednesday finalized a plan to borrow $600 million to finance the state’s proposed settlement with the residents of Flint, whose water was contaminated with elevated levels of the neurotoxin lead."

Source: AP, 12/17/2020

"Biden to Pick Brenda Mallory to Run White House Environment Office"

"President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. has chosen Brenda Mallory, an environmental lawyer who spent more than 15 years working in the federal government under both Republican and Democratic presidents, to lead the Council on Environmental Quality, according to two people close to the Biden transition team."

Source: NYTimes, 12/17/2020

‘We Want Them Infected’: Trump Appointee Demanded ‘Herd Immunity’: Emails

"A top Trump appointee repeatedly urged top health officials to adopt a 'herd immunity' approach to Covid-19 and allow millions of Americans to be infected by the virus, according to internal emails obtained by a House watchdog and shared with POLITICO."

Source: Politico, 12/17/2020

"FEMA Seeks To Slash Disaster Aid As Trump Heads For Exit"

"The Federal Emergency Management Agency is proposing to slash disaster aid to states by making it substantially harder for them to qualify for assistance after extreme weather events like floods, wildfires or storms."

Source: E&E News, 12/15/2020

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