"Dawn Winters never had trouble breathing before she moved to Pittsburgh's Bellevue neighborhood in 2014, but within a year her doctor diagnosed her with asthma and prescribed a daily medication to keep her airways open."
EJToday: Top Headlines
- Source: EHN, 05/09/2018
"EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt met today with the families of three men who were killed by a paint-stripping chemical that the Obama administration sought to ban from commercial use."Source: Greenwire, 05/09/2018
"One of the nation’s main automaker lobbying groups opposes the Trump administration’s proposal to stop increasing federal fuel efficiency standards."Source: The Hill, 05/09/2018
"More than half of voters oppose proposed plans by the Trump administration to expand oil and gas drilling off coastal states, according to a poll out Tuesday."Source: The Hill, 05/09/2018
"A virus known to affect farmed Atlantic salmon may cause jaundice and anemia in Chinook salmon, according to research released today by the Strategic Salmon Health Initiative (SSHI)."Source: The Tyee, 05/09/2018
"It was supposed to be a town hall meeting where Iowa ranchers could ask questions directly of Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency. But when the agency learned that anyone would be free to ask anything, they decided to script the questions themselves."
"The Environmental Protection Agency had a total of 33 threat investigations underway as of mid-March — 10 of them involving Scott Pruitt from the last six months — a security assessment released Monday shows, offering the most detailed tally yet of threats against the agency’s top official."
"Urbanization is on the rise; so is the urban heat island effect—a situation that is worsening with the decline of tree cover in U.S. metropolitan areas"Source: Scientific American, 05/08/2018
"EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt placed a polluted California area on his personal priority list of Superfund sites targeted for 'immediate and intense' action after conservative radio and television host Hugh Hewitt brokered a meeting between him and lawyers for the water district that was seeking federal help to clean up the polluted Orange County site."Source: Politico, 05/08/2018
"Senior White House staff members are encouraging President Trump to fire Scott Pruitt, his embattled Environmental Protection Agency chief, according to two top administration officials. While Mr. Trump has until now championed Mr. Pruitt, the officials say the president’s enthusiasm may be cooling because of the ongoing cascade of alleged ethical and legal missteps."
"The Trump administration has signaled its intent to update the baseline National Environmental Policy Act guidelines for the whole federal government."Source: E&E News PM, 05/08/2018
"In four of the past five winters, the North Pole has witnessed dramatic temperatures spikes, which previously were rare. Now, in the lead up to summer, the temperature has again shot up to unusually high levels at the tip of the planet."Source: Washington Post, 05/08/2018
"For seven years, a handful of homebuilders offered solar as an optional item to buyers willing to pay extra to go green. Now, California is on the verge of making solar standard on virtually every new home built in the Golden State."Source: San Jose Mercury-News, 05/08/2018
"The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to dramatically scale back a pesticide fine on a California company has raised eyebrows, highlighting the ethical land mines facing an administration filled with former lobbyist and business executives."Source: The Hill, 05/08/2018
"A House subcommittee voted Monday for a bipartisan funding bill to give $44.7 billion to the Energy Department and Army Corps of Engineers, rejecting many of President Trump’s proposed cuts to the programs."Source: The Hill, 05/08/2018