"AP Finds Climate Change Risk For 327 Toxic Superfund Sites"

"Anthony Stansbury propped his rusty bike against a live oak tree and cast his fishing line into the rushing waters of Florida’s Anclote River. When he bought a house down the street last year, Stansbury says he wasn’t told that his slice of paradise had a hidden problem."

Source: AP, 12/22/2017

State Predicts PolyMet Would Need $1B To Cover Risks From Copper Mine

"PolyMet Mining Corp. would have to put up roughly $1 billion dollars halfway through the life of its proposed copper-nickel mine in northern Minnesota to protect state taxpayers from environmental risks — with more than half the funds dedicated to a trust fund for water treatment that would be required long after the mine has closed."

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune, 12/20/2017

"Green Groups Sue Trump Administration Over Delay Of Methane Rule"

"A coalition of nearly 20 environmental and Native American tribal groups sued the Trump administration on Tuesday, challenging its delay of a rule limiting emissions of the powerful greenhouse gas methane from oil and gas drilling operations on federal lands."

Source: Reuters, 12/20/2017

Potential Conflicts Spotlight Concerns Over Trump Appointments

As President Trump continues to fill environment and energy leadership positions in 2018, one source of stories will be potential conflicts of interest for appointed regulators and agency leaders. This week's TipSheet runs down more than 20 key appointments to watch at EPA, Interior, Ag, Energy and more.

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U.S. Steel Didn't Test For Toxic Metal After Spill Into L Michigan Trib

"U.S. Steel failed to test a Lake Michigan tributary for highly toxic hexavalent chromium after blue liquid "with visible solids" poured out of one of the company's northwest Indiana plants in late October, according to documents posted online Tuesday by state regulators."

Source: Chicago Tribune, 12/13/2017


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