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EDF, Allies Ask D.C. Circuit to Rehear Case about EPA’s Toxic Pollution Loophole 4.10.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EDF, Allies Ask D.C. Circuit to Rehear Case about EPA’s Toxic Pollution Loophole
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Hurricane Dorian Could Slam 67 Toxic Sites. But Hundreds More Are at Risk. 7.9.2019 Mother Jones
Ten days before Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas on August 25, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that reversed an Obama administration directive that required infrastructure projects using federal funding—like roadways and stormwater infrastructure—to be designed to accommodate the rising sea levels associated with climate change. After Harvey dumped more than 60 […]
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D.C. Circuit Lets Toxic Pollution Loophole Stand on Procedural Grounds – But Says Loophole Has No Legal Effect 20.8.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
D.C. Circuit Lets Toxic Pollution Loophole Stand on Procedural Grounds – But Says Loophole Has No Legal Effect
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Environmental groups move to sue South Bay refinery over mishandling of hazardous waste 7.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

Environmental groups move to sue Phillips 66 South Bay refinery for violating hazardous waste laws.

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Andover reckons with past pollution as landfill’s hazardous waste cleanup begins 24.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
In the 1970s, Minnesota allowed hazardous waste to be dumped at a site in what was then the far outskirts of the Twin Cities. Today, the landfill is surrounded by homes, ball fields and a creek. The state is paying $22 million to clean it up.
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Trump administration fact check: Environment, VA, Russia and jobs 13.7.2019 Denver Post: National News Headlines
President Donald Trump and his aides this past week celebrated an environmental legacy that is not theirs to claim.
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Neguse bill would ban drilling under Rocky Flats and other Superfund sites 13.7.2019 Denver Post: Business
Following the furor late last year over a proposal to drill for oil and gas beneath the former Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant northwest of Denver, U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse introduced legislation Friday to ban mineral extraction underneath the nation's Superfund sites.
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Mining company rejects EPA order for Superfund cleanup work 11.7.2019 Denver Post: Local
A mining company says it won't carry out cleanup work ordered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as part of a Superfund project in southwest Colorado.
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Fatal shooting of bear in Castle Pines was justified because of personal safety concerns, wildlife officials rule 4.7.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A Castle Pines resident legally shot and killed a bear last month Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials said, but the same resident was cited with a misdemeanor for feeding or attracting wildlife.
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EPA: No serious health risk from southwestern Colorado mines 21.6.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Environmental Protection Agency says contamination from nearly 50 mining sites in southwestern Colorado doesn't pose a serious risk for human health.
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63 farmworkers treated after insecticide sprayed in nearby field sickens some 19.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

More than five dozen farmworkers were treated by hazmat teams in a field in Tulare County on Tuesday after a pesticide was sprayed at nearby farm and at least three of the workers became sick.

The Tulare County Fire Department’s hazardous materials team responded to a vineyard near the 4800 block...

L.A. is swamped with 311 complaints over homeless camps. But are the cleanups pointless? 7.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green
Requests for sweeps of homeless encampments have jumped almost 170% since 2016. That has led to a cycle of cleanups that many now say works for no one in L.A.
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Circularity needs a positive narrative to drive action 3.6.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Images of doom and gloom, like that sea turtle with a straw stuck up its nose, have their limits. Let's focus on showcasing the solutions.
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Four Teachers at Tiny School Built on Industrial Waste Site Develop Cancer 27.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Officials insist there is no "credible" evidence tying the school's location to the illnesses.
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EPA taking first big steps to clean up leaking Colorado mines 24.5.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will take the first major steps this summer to clean up wastewater flowing from dozens of old mines at a Superfund site in southwestern Colorado, officials said Thursday.
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Crews evacuate building near University of Minnesota 8.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Fire crews are evacuating a residential building near the University of Minnesota because of a suspected hazardous materials incident.
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Rocky Mountain Arsenal continues to leak contaminants into groundwater, Colorado health department lawsuit says 16.4.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has sued the U.S. Army claiming that dangerous chemicals including pesticides continue to leach into groundwater at Rocky Mountain Arsenal.
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Hong Kong aims to solve its housing crisis with an $80-billion artificial island 3.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Han Li was 72 years old when she moved from Guangdong to Hong Kong. After a lifetime of working in construction in southeast China, she’d come to glitzy Hong Kong, one of Asia’s top financial centers, for a chance to live with her children and newborn grandchildren.

Instead, she found herself alone...

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Repowering old mines with new energies in the southwestern United States 3.4.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Renewables bring plenty of new potential to communities left
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The Trump Team And The Problem That Shall Not Be Named 22.3.2019 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The administration wants to tackle environmental crises like unsafe drinking water and extreme wildfire. But it won’t talk about that one key driver.
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