EPA

Why EPA has dismissed half of its key board’s scientific advisers?

 05/10/2017 - 04:10
Scott Pruitt, the EPA administrator, has chosen not to renew the terms of nine of the 18-member board of scientific counselors, which advises the EPA on the quality and accuracy of the science it produces. Photo: Wikipedia
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Nine scientists have been dismissed from the EPA’s 18-person Board of Scientific Counselors—ostensibly to include more voices from regulated industries, though the scientists say their work was apolitical and did not involve regulations. The US government has also postponed an important meeting scheduled for Tuesday to determine whether the country should or should not withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change, a matter that President Donald Trump promised to decide this month.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 3:30am
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Scott Pruitt, the EPA administrator, has chosen not to renew the terms of nine of the 18-member board of scientific counselors, which advises the EPA on the quality and accuracy of the science it produces. Photo: Wikipedia

March for Science: Earth Day focus on global opposition to Trump

 04/24/2017 - 03:12
Tens of thousands of protestors walk along Constitution Avenue during the March for Science in Washington, DC, USA, 22 April 2017. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

Arizona congressman sues Trump administration over border wall

 04/13/2017 - 05:21
Arizona - U.S. Customs & Border Protection Southwest Border Fence Line. Photographer: Donna Burton

Trump moves to dismantle Obama's climate legacy with executive order

 03/28/2017 - 17:36
President Donald Trump has signed an executive order rolling back Obama-era rules aimed at curbing climate change. EFE/Ron Sachs / POOL

The president said this would put an end to the "war on coal" and "job-killing regulations".

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 5:15pm
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President Donald Trump has signed an executive order rolling back Obama-era rules aimed at curbing climate change. EFE/Ron Sachs / POOL

Para Trump proteger el medio ambiente “es una pérdida de dinero”

 03/28/2017 - 10:42
El presidente de Estados Unidos Donald Trump firma la resolución H.J. 57, EFE/Andrew Harrer

A Philly-based startup bets money from developers into environmental protection

 03/03/2017 - 07:17
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The startup Magnolia Mitigation has done vital work to protect two separate endangered species in Pennsylvania, and has saved thousands of acres of wetland throughout the country, reported The Philadelphia Citizen.

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Friday, March 3, 2017 - 6:56am
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Using mitigation methods, companies like Magnolia help reconstruct the habitat and wildlife of an endangered ecological area. Basically, they manage to get real estate developers invest in the reconstruction of a nearby wetland or other endangered ecological area. In the picture, the Delaware State Forest, Promised Land State Park encompasses two lakes at 3000 acres of forest and natural habitat. Photo: Wikipedia

SEPTA pays EPA to settle environmental violations

 05/05/2016 - 13:06
Photo: 7beachbum via Flickr (under license CC BY 2.0)

Though the Environmental Protection Agency found nine violations, inspectors said they found no potentially hazardous leaks.

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Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 12:59pm
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U.S. lawsuit marks the start of legal action against VW

 01/04/2016 - 22:19
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The suit is in response to the emmissions-cheating scandal which began in September.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 11:15am
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