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TRAIN Act Colossal Waste of Money, Attempt to Delay Regulations 21.9.2100 Union of Concerned Scientists
The House is expected to take up a bill today, called the TRAIN Act, which would waste $2 million of taxpayer money by mandating redundant cost-benefit analyses of environmental and health regulations.
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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice Blog Series #2: Speaking of Race 7.7.2020 EcoTone
By Pamela Templer, VP of Education and Human Resources, ESA and Teresa Mourad, Director of Education and Diversity Programs, ESA “I can’t breathe.” These last words uttered by George Floyd galvanized protests against the ongoing racism embedded in the systems and culture in the United States of America and galvanized a movement that demanded critical ...
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Fifth-straight air quality alert issued as Chicago heads into hot week 6.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
An air quality alert was issued for Chicago Monday -- its fifth straight -- as the region heads into a hot week following the July Fourth weekend.
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How 5 communities across the US are seeking environmental justice 6.7.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
How 5 communities across the US are seeking environmental justice Kristoffer Tigue Mon, 07/06/2020 - 01:00 This story originally appeared in InsideClimate News and is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalistic collaboration to strengthen coverage of the climate story. In many ways, Maleta Kimmons defines her neighborhood by what it lacks. Several houses near her home remain vacant. Last week, she had to drive seven miles just to buy groceries. And two weeks ago, at the height of the Minneapolis protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd by a police officer May 25, looters broke into the only pharmacy in the area, forcing the store to close and leaving many in the neighborhood without easy access to life-saving medication such as insulin or inhalers for asthma. Kimmons, who prefers to go by the name Queen, said what her neighborhood doesn't lack is pollution. Near North, where Queen lives, is one of several neighborhoods that make up north Minneapolis, a  predominately ...
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Forest Service orders Colorado train to stop fire mitigation 3.7.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The U.S. Forest Service shut down an extensive fire mitigation project after raising concerns about the number of trees being cut down and sold to a logging company in southwestern Colorado.
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Wildland Firefighters Are Risking Their Mental Health 3.7.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in High Country News and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. An hour or so before dawn in late July 2015, just south of the California-Oregon border, Danny Brown turned off the highway into the Modoc National Forest and headed toward a menacing glow of flames to the […]
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Air quality alert issued for Chicago area ahead of hot July 4 holiday weekend 2.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
An air quality alert has been issued for the greater Chicago area through Thursday night by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and could be extended for several days as the region preps for a hot July Fourth holiday weekend.
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This popular waterfall hike joins the list of Colorado trails being loved to death 2.7.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
One day in May, more than 900 cars parked along the road near the trailhead, which only has to small parking lots.
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U.S. says leaking nuclear waste dome is safe; Marshall Islands leaders don't believe it 2.7.2020 LA Times: Environment

The DOE says that radioactive leakage from Runit Dome, a respository for U.S. atomic waste, is insignificant. Marshall Islands leaders are skeptical.

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Ella es una chica con familia en dos lados. Hacer cinco deportes la ayudó a soportarlo – hasta la cuarentena 1.7.2020 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Dalia Hurtado es una chica dura con un corazón tierno que participa en cinco deportes. Ella se mantiene activa para no pensar en las luchas diarias de la vida

Trump accelerates border wall construction ahead of election, despite pandemic 30.6.2020 LA Times: Health

In Arizona and Texas, border wall construction has sped up over the objections of residents and environmentalists

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Policy News: June 29, 2020 29.6.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: President Trump Suspends Entry Under H1-B Visas Through the End of 2020 Senators Introduce Bill Restricting Visas to Researchers with Ties to “Hostile Foreign Actors.” House Democrats Infrastructure Bill Reauthorizes Watershed Restoration Programs, Creates Wildlife Corridor System Full House will vote on bill this week. Congress Senate confirms Sethuraman “Panch” Panchanathan to ...
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Trump consumer protection nominee faces stiff opposition over relaxing rules on toxic chemicals 26.6.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Critics from both sides of the aisle fear Nancy Beck, nominated to lead the U.S. consumer safety regulator, would be too cozy with business interests.

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A PSA for the Trump EPA: The chemical industry isn’t your “client” for the new chemicals program 25.6.2020 Nanotechnology Notes
Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist. I blogged a few short weeks ago about just how brazen EPA officials have become in aligning themselves with the chemical industry when it comes to the agency’s review of companies’ requests to commercialize new chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Yet it just keeps getting […]
3 Ways U.S. Cities Are Investing in Clean Energy for Resilience 24.6.2020 THE CITY FIX
By 2030, more than 145 million people across the world will be impacted by flooding each year – many of whom live in coastal areas of the United States. Wildfires are growing rapidly in areas of the U.S. where they once were ...
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Colorado drinking water tested for “forever chemicals” did not exceed limits, health officials say 24.6.2020 Denver Post: Local
State health officials on Tuesday announced that statewide water sampling found that no treated drinking water tested for toxic fluorochemicals, known as "forever chemicals" because of their resistance to breaking down over time, exceeded the Environmental Protection Agency's health advisory level.
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Nevada to adopt California's stricter car pollution standards, rejecting Trump rollback 23.6.2020 LA Times: Environment

Nevada is the latest state to announce it is adopting California's tougher tailpipe pollution standards, putting it at odds with Trump administration.

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5 ways we’re holding the Trump Administration accountable on the TSCA 4-year anniversary 22.6.2020 Nanotechnology Notes
It’s been four years since Congress passed legislation overhauling our chemical safety system to better protect American families. In the time since that bipartisan achievement, the Trump administration has worked to systematically undermine the law and weaken chemical safety. But we’re not sitting idly by, and we have the law on our side. This year, […]
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“Illegal, unscientific, and un-health protective”: Summing up EPA’s final methylene chloride risk evaluation 19.6.2020 Nanotechnology Notes
Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist. Today, the Trump EPA released its first final risk evaluation and determination under the reformed Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), for the carcinogenic and acutely lethal chemical methylene chloride. Sadly, despite EPA’s rush to issue this document as the 4th anniversary of TSCA reform on June 22 approaches, […]
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Eager to head back to the lakefront? A rising Lake Michigan — near the historic high water mark — awaits. 19.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
As Chicagoans return to the lakefront and the 18-mile Lakefront Trail, which officially reopens in most areas Monday, they will notice waves lapping onto flooded pathways, disappearing beaches, submerged breakwaters and stone revetments unable to hold back the pulsating water.
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