"Hawaii became the first state in the country to ban pesticides containing chlorpyrifos, a chemical that has been linked to disruptions in the brain development of babies and young children, with Gov. David Ige signing the measure into law on Wednesday."
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- Source: Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 06/19/2018
"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers have beefed up their guidelines for wetlands mitigation in Alaska, elaborating on ways a developer can compensate for disturbing bogs, ponds and streams."Source: Alaska Public Media, 06/19/2018
"As President Trump tries to tilt global trade in the United States’ favor, he is increasingly putting his finger on the scale to help once-iconic industries that are declining as a share of the American economy, at the expense of some of the country’s fastest-growing sectors."Source: NY Times, 06/19/2018
"The idea that pesticides are essential to feed a fast-growing global population is a myth, according to UN food and pollution experts."Source: Guardian, 06/19/2018
"Since the 1990s, Sarah Flack has helped livestock farmers across the country manage their animals to increase the health and sustainability of their farms."Source: Civil Eats, 06/19/2018
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's efforts to cultivate a strong personal relationship with President Trump helps explain how he has survived burgeoning scandals that would have ended the jobs of other cabinet members.
"The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Thursday backtracked on its suspension of a chemical requirement that aimed to help farmworkers handling toxic pesticides."Source: The Hill, 06/18/2018
"The federal agency that frequently investigates chemical disasters in Houston and elsewhere is struggling to function amid an exodus of investigators and management’s push toward more lenient treatment of industry, interviews and documents show."Source: Houston Chronicle, 06/18/2018
"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Friday it cannot make large oil refineries blend additional biofuels into their gasoline to make up for volumes waived under the small refinery hardship waiver program unless Congress authorizes it."Source: Reuters, 06/18/2018
"More than 150,000 homes and businesses could face frequent high-tide flooding within 15 years. That could double by 2045, a new report says. "Source: InsideClimate News, 06/18/2018
"Environmentalists have won what they say is a precedent-setting court decision that overturns oil and gas leases on more than 19,000 acres in the Santa Fe National Forest that the Bureau of Land Management approved in 2015."Source: Albuquerque Journal, 06/18/2018
"The head of an Oklahoma-based public relations firm with a large energy practice helped Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt secure tickets for his family to go to the Rose Bowl in January, agency officials confirmed Friday."
"The Environmental Protection Agency intends to block an Obama-era proposal and effectively shield companies from scrutiny about how they prevent and respond to chemical disasters. At a hearing Thursday, agency officials got an earful from dozens of people who live and work near refineries and chemical facilities across the country."Source: NPR, 06/18/2018
"President Trump is nominating a Department of Energy (DOE) official who previously fought against policies meant to promote renewable energy to lead the agency’s renewable energy office."Source: The Hill, 06/18/2018
"For the first time in the 33 years that scientists have assessed the health of the Chesapeake Bay, the nation’s largest estuary showed improvement in every region, a likely sign that a massive federal cleanup plan is working."