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President Donald Trump's 2018 proposed budget cuts for climate change initiatives has the scientific community alarmed and will harm the fish and the fishing community here in Rhode Island. Vox.com senior editor Brad Plumer said "What's clear is that Trump wants the U.S. government to pull back sharply from any effort to stop global warming, adapt to its impacts — or even study it further. That includes eliminating much of the work the Environmental Protection Agency is... [Read More]
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John Siciliano Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is "part of the swamp" who will prevent President Trump from fulfilling his promise of withdrawing from the Paris climate change accord, said Myron Ebell, the former head of Trump's Environmental Protection Agency transition team. "Rex Tillerson may be from Texas and he may have been CEO of Exxon, but he's part of the swamp," Ebell said Friday in addressing the Heartland Institute's climate skeptics conference in Washington. He said Tillerson has become enamored by the idea of jetting off to far-off venues to meet with his fellow heads of... [Read More]
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Under President Trump, the Environmental Protection Agency is on the chopping block. Both the president's proposed budget and his executive orders on cutting regulations would shrink the EPA. But of the 38 EPA programs that the Trump administration has proposed cutting, at least one is quite surprising: the popular - and voluntary - Energy Star program. It's not a mandatory regulation, nor a "job killer." We can only assume that it's on the list because its strong connection with climate change mitigation. [Read More]
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Environmental experts fret over possible cuts to Great Lakes funding This news immediately follows the leaked information that the Trump administration has asked the United States Army Corps of Engineers to hold off on its continued battle to keep the invasive giant Asian carp out of the Great Lakes, specifically by not releasing details of a plan for a crucial IL river choke point.I have always been a strong supporter of funding for the... [Read More]
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More soil testing is needed at Western Middle School, meaning there is no date in sight for opening any part of the contaminated playing fields, Superintendent Sal Corda announced Thursday night. Greenwich Public Schools is waiting for this testing plan to be approved by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency before beginning the sampling. [Read More]
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This story was originally published by High Country News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. March 25, 1983, business was booming at Harry's Liquor, Wine & Cheese, near the Environmental Protection Agency's Washington, D.C., headquarters. EPA employees were in the mood to party. The agency's top lawyer had just resigned, the latest casualty in a purge of political appointees. Weeks earlier, EPA Administrator Anne Gorsuch Burford had also resigned amid a ballooning controversy over her management of the Superfund program. Agency staff celebrated by springing for eight cases of champagne and six... [Read More]
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When asked to comment on President Trump's choice of former Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency, Obama administration EPA head Gina McCarthy told the New... [Read More]
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Canal dredging was not part of a six-year, $1 billion Hudson PCB dredging project wrapped up in the fall of 2016 by General Electric Co. under an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The latest dredging announcement for the canal was welcomed by Saratoga County business leaders, who have said the canal, which has become increasingly shallow as it gradually fills with silt, has impaired commercial shipping. The dredging plan for the northern section of the canal calls for removal of 176,000 cubic yards of sediments from 13 areas totalling 27 acres, according to the Army... [Read More]
Trump's deep cuts in EPA budget proposal alarming Donald Trump's slashes to the Environmental Protection Agency's budget are alarming. With these cuts, nobody will be watching the polluters to hold... [Read More]
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has scheduled information sessions on a free, job-training program for work on the federal cleanup at the Eagle Zinc superfund site near Hillsboro.Participants must be at least 18 years of age, unemployed or under-employed, willing to participate in an unpaid, three-week training program in April of up to 10 hours a day; must be able to lift up to 50 pounds, willing to work outdoors, and able to pass drug, background and medical tests. Training includes... [Read More]
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An OU professor and an environmental organization have filed a complaint against Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt that could lead to an investigation. ... [Read More]
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White House Delivers 'Gag Order' to Officials on Budget Trump's proposal cuts many programs that are more intuitively valuable to coal miners in West Virginia-and single mothers in Detroit-than a 10 percent increase in defense spending.Republicans who rely on these federal programs to help their waning communities have slammed the cuts to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and Appalachian Regional Commission.The new budget would slash Environmental Protection Agency spending by over 31% next year... [Read More]
The village of Cadiz will take applications for water treatment plant superintendent through noon April 10.The superintendent will report to the village administrator and is responsible for planning, managing and overseeing the activities and operations of the plant and distribution system, including researching and analyzing plant treatment issues, performing laboratory testing for water quality, preparation of Environmental Protection Agency reports, analysis and evaluation of laboratory... [Read More]
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The Environmental Protection Agency has cleaned up a lot of the Garden State. Here's what it would look like without the federal organization. [Read More]
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has delegated the Energy and Environment Cabinet, Division... [Read More]
News-Miner opinion: This week, the Fairbanks area is getting a visit from regional Environmental Protection Agency administrators in charge of air quality enforcement. It's a valuable opportunity for all parties... [Read More]
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All eyes are on the Environmental Protection Agency under the Trump administration as new energy policies are put in place. [Read More]
The Washington Times reported in October 2014 that thousands of people, employees of gun ranges, their families and shooters, had unhealthy, elevated levels of lead in their system — lead poisoning.Outdoor firing ranges put more lead into the environment than any other major industrial sector in the U.S., more than chemical manufacturing, electric utilities and electronic equipment manufacturing, per the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.OSHA doesn't typically inspect a range... [Read More]
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Everyone has agreed that Flint's lead-water crisis was a wake-up call. If so, why do we keep hitting the snooze button? Toledo recently released its analysis of how many of the city's water service lines were made of lead. The report was in response to an Ohio Environmental Protection Agency mandate to map all such lines in cities throughout the state. Click here to read more Blade editorials Toledo has 30,282 service lines with lead on the city side of the connection at the curb. This is in contrast to 38,680 such lines made of copper.... [Read More]
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