Environmental Justice Adviser Slams Pruitt Plan to Weaken Coal Ash Rules

"A newly appointed environmental justice adviser to the Environmental Protection Agency is criticizing an agency proposal to roll back regulations governing coal ash ponds, saying doing so would hurt disadvantaged communities."

Source: InsideClimate News, 03/16/2018

Enviros Sue Trump EPA Over Refusal to Release Heartland Communications

"Two environmental groups filed suit Thursday to force the Environmental Protection Agency to disclose its correspondence with the Heartland Institute, a conservative think tank that has led a years-long campaign to discredit climate science."

Source: InsideClimate News, 03/16/2018

"Easter Island Is Critically Vulnerable To Rising Ocean Levels"

"HANGA ROA, Easter Island — The human bones lay baking in the sun. It wasn’t the first time Hetereki Huke had stumbled upon an open grave like this one. For years, the swelling waves had broken open platform after platform containing ancient remains."

Source: NY Times, 03/15/2018

Despite Trump's Skepticism, US Officials Still Fighting Global Warming

"U.S. President Donald Trump has bashed international efforts to combat climate change and questioned the scientific consensus that global warming is dangerous and driven by human consumption of fossil fuels. But there is a disconnect between what Trump says at home and what his government does abroad."

Source: Reuters, 03/15/2018

FEMA Flood Maps Underestimate Real Risks: Study. Florida’s A Hot Spot.

"Flood risk, a perpetual concern in porous, low-slung South Florida, is far worse here and across the continental U.S. than now projected under Federal Emergency Management Agency flood maps used by homeowners to decide where to buy insurance, according to a new assessment."

Source: Miami Herald, 03/15/2018

Pruitt’S $25,000 Soundproof Phone Booth Actually Cost More Like $43,000

"Before Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt could install a secure, soundproof phone booth in his office last fall, officials had to create space for the addition in a nearby closet area. Those preparations didn’t come cheap."

Source: Washington Post, 03/15/2018


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