Laws & Regulations

Sun Doesn’t Shine at Trump Environmental Agencies

There’s little cause to celebrate upcoming Sunshine Week for those who cover Trump administration environmental agencies. The latest WatchDog catalogues how the EPA has adopted a secretive approach and displays frequent hostility to the news media, including with a troubling series of attacks on individual journalists.

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Chesapeake’s ‘Secret Garden’ Thriving Again, But Trump Could End That

"The Chesapeake Bay restoration plan is fueling the most robust resurgence of underwater grasses and submerged aquatic vegetation in the world, according to a new study."

Source: Washington Post, 03/06/2018

Environmental Racism: EPA Rejects Alabama Town's Claim On Toxic Landfill

"The US Environmental Protection Agency has dismissed a civil rights case brought by residents of a small, overwhelmingly African American town in Alabama who have spent much of the past decade battling a toxic landfill they blame for causing a myriad of physical and mental illnesses."

Source: Guardian, 03/06/2018

Enviros Will Sue Over Allegheny Co. Inactivity on Air Pollution Permits

"The Clean Air Council has filed notice it will sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency unless the agency forces the Allegheny County Health Department to review and issue long overdue operating permits for many of the county’s biggest industrial air pollution sources."

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 03/06/2018


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