Pollution

"Attorneys General Sue Trump Administration Over Water Rule"

"Eleven Democratic state attorneys general on Tuesday sued President Donald Trump’s administration over its decision to delay implementation of an Obama-era rule that would have expanded the number of wetlands and small waterways protected by the Clean Water Act."

Source: Washington Post, 02/07/2018

"Fertilizer Is Fouling The Air in California: Study"

"Due to heavy fertilizer use, California's Central Valley is behind up to 41 percent of the state's emissions of nitrogen oxide — an air pollutant and climate-warming gas".

"A large proportion of California's nitrogen oxide—which can cause harmful ozone and a variety of health impacts—comes from heavy fertilizer use in the state's Central Valley, according to a new study.

Source: EHN, 02/06/2018

State AGs Are Spoiling For A Fight Over Trump’s Offshore Drilling Plan

"As Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke prepared to travel to the Carolinas to discuss offshore drilling, state attorneys general condemned the Trump administration’s plan to expand development of oil and gas in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans as “outrageous” and “reckless.”"

Source: Washington Post, 02/06/2018

Superfund News May Not Go Away

Somewhere near you is a toxic waste site. And as the EPA brings the Superfund cleanup program back into its sights, TipSheet helps you cover this perpetual problem. Info on cleanup funding and priority-setting, resources to locate nearby sites, questions to ask to dig into your Superfund story and more.

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Floods Are Getting Worse, and 2,500 Chemical Sites Lie in Water’s Path

"Anchored in flood-prone areas in every American state are more than 2,500 sites that handle toxic chemicals, a New York Times analysis of federal floodplain and industrial data shows. About 1,400 are located in areas at highest risk of flooding."

Source: NY Times, 02/06/2018

Raising Questions about Unequal Justice in Contamination Case

After an EPA Superfund settlement was rebuffed by a small town, a local environmental advocate goes to jail while executives behind a chemical plant contamination remain free. In the latest Q&A for our Inside Story column, we hear from investigative reporter Sharon Lerner of The Intercept about the complex challenges of telling this award-winning tale.

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10 U.S. States Object to EPA Reducing Harley-Davidson Emissions Penalty

"Ten U.S. states and the District of Columbia said Thursday they are challenging a decision by the Trump administration to drop a requirement that Harley-Davidson Inc (HOG.N) spend $3 million to reduce air pollution under settlement the Obama administration announced."

Source: Reuters, 02/02/2018

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