Environmental Health

University Pulls Back on Pollution Study That Supported Its Benefactor

"The president of a Tennessee state university, under fire for an academic study on truck emissions that was paid for by a local trucking company, has asked federal officials to disregard the study, at least for now, in its review of pollution regulations that could benefit the company."

Source: NY Times, 02/22/2018

"3M, Minnesota Settle Water Pollution Claims For $850 Million"

"Industrial group 3M Co and Minnesota’s attorney general have agreed to settle a lawsuit over polluted groundwater, with the company agreeing to grant $850 million to the state for groundwater projects, the attorney’s office said on Tuesday."

Source: Reuters, 02/21/2018

U.S. Environmental Penalties Nearly Halve In Trump's First Year: Report

"The Environmental Protection Agency levied around half the average number of penalties against polluters in the first year of the Trump administration as in the same period of the past three presidential administrations, according to a report released Thursday."

Source: Reuters, 02/16/2018

"Top EPA Science Adviser Has History Of Questioning Pollution Research"

"In 2015, the top toxicologist for the state of Texas, Michael Honeycutt, was interviewed on Houston Public Radio. At the time, the Environmental Protection Agency was pushing for tighter limits on ozone, a type of air pollution that is hazardous for people with asthma and other respiratory diseases."

Source: NPR, 02/16/2018


Subscribe to RSS - Environmental Health