Will a progressive Black woman be the next administrator of EPA? An interview with former regional administator Heather McTeer Toney.
"Some of the highest-profile EPA officials of the Obama administration are regrouping as members of President-elect Joe Biden's EPA transition team. The 12 members include several former officials who helped craft the agency's most consequential regulations dealing with air, climate and water — most of which have been rolled back by the Trump administration."
"Public health experts are sounding the alarm about the trajectory of the pandemic in the United States as the coronavirus spreads through the country largely unabated and officials muse aloud about the possibility of fresh lockdowns."
"More than 15,000 mink in the United States have died of the coronavirus since August, and authorities are keeping about a dozen farms under quarantine while they investigate the cases, state agriculture officials said."
"Energy and environmental agencies avoided major cuts and most controversial policy riders in Senate spending bills released this morning. The Senate Appropriations Committee released its 12 annual government funding bills, without holding any markups, to serve as an opening bid in negotiations with the House."
"President-elect Joe Biden’s transition teams for the Environmental Protection Agency and Transportation Department will be run by several agency alumni who served under President Barack Obama and helped craft regulations like the Clean Power Plan and tougher fuel economy standards for vehicles."
"As the largest wildfire in Colorado history spread beyond 200,000 acres, Mark Kempton began to worry it would incinerate so much of the Fort Collins watershed that the city would be unable to guarantee water to its residents."
"A new book by Jon Mitchell exposes “countless” releases of PFAS chemicals by the U.S. military in Japan."
"Now that President Trump has lost reelection, observers and advocates are bracing for agencies to finish a host of actions on energy and the environment."