"Rep. Dan Kildee, who represents Flint, Mich., the site of the 2014 lead water crisis, asked the Environmental Protection Agency’s inspector general on Thursday to conduct an investigation into the agency’s decision to limit public access to a summit this week on dangerous chemicals that have contaminated water supplies."
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- Source: Washington Examiner, 05/25/2018
"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, under pressure from the chemical industry, has delayed release of a study detailing cancer risks from formaldehyde, according to internal communications seen by Reuters, potentially keeping important health information from the public."
"Environmentalists flocked together today to file suits against the Interior Department over a controversial narrowing of Migratory Bird Treaty Act protections."
"U.S. forecasters expect the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season will be near-normal to above-normal in number and intensity of storms, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center said on Thursday."
"EPA leaned heavily on input from Republican politicians and advocacy groups in devising membership standards last year for its sprawling network of advisory committees, according to more than 700 pages of records released late yesterday in response to a federal court order."
"The top career EPA official responsible for safeguarding the nation's drinking water supply couldn't say yesterday how Administrator Scott Pruitt's controversial move to restrict the types of scientific studies the agency can use might affect its efforts to protect the public from toxic nonstick chemicals."
"The U.S. Chemical Safety Board on Thursday urged chemical plants to weigh the risks of natural disasters just as they would the integrity of pipes and production equipment."
"The Trump administration is taking rare action against a Pennsylvania law firm for filing Clean Water Act citizen suits."
"Even in a good year, much of the Rio Grande is diverted for irrigation. But it’s only May, and the river is already turning to sand."Source: NY Times, 05/25/2018
"Shampoo. Air freshener. Countertop cleaner. Nearly everything in your medicine cabinet or under your kitchen sink is a source of air pollution."Source: Bloomberg, 05/25/2018
"EPA staff Wednesday morning barred POLITICO and reporters from at least two other publications from entering a national summit on toxic chemicals, a day after a partial media blackout at the same event brought criticism from congressional Democrats and a pledge by the White House to investigate the incident."Source: Politico, 05/24/2018
"Scott Pruitt, the embattled head of the Environmental Protection Agency, faces a broadening challenge to his efforts to roll back greenhouse gas regulations, as agency science advisers expand the list of policies they want to vet at an upcoming meeting."Source: InsideClimate News, 05/24/2018
"White House officials last year weighed whether to simply “ignore” climate studies produced by government scientists or to instead develop “a coherent, fact-based message about climate science,” according to a memo obtained by The Washington Post."Source: Washington Post, 05/24/2018
"Nearly half of all Americans aren’t familiar with the spending and ethics scandals surrounding Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Scott Pruitt."Source: The Hill, 05/24/2018
"A plan to temporarily store spent fuel from U.S. commercial nuclear reactors at a site in southeastern New Mexico is drawing opposition from critics who say the risks are too great."Source: AP, 05/24/2018