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Trump rollback could leave nation’s waterways vulnerable to pollution 24.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
The Trump rule narrows the 2015 definition of what’s a protected body of water and effectively removes safeguards for some waterways that had been put into place with the 1972 Clean Water Act
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As court case continues, MPCA defends handling of PolyMet permit, citing efficiency 24.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
In the third day of an unusual court hearing investigating alleged “procedural irregularities” in the way a mine permit was issued, former MPCA Commissioner John Linc Stine testified his agency asked the EPA to delay submitting critical comments because his staff was stretched too thin responding to other comments.
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Promising proposal for addressing lead in schools and licensed child care – but gaps remain 24.1.2020 Nanotechnology Notes
Lindsay McCormick, Program Manager, and Tom Neltner, J.D., Chemicals Policy Director  See all blogs in our LCR series. Through its proposed revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), EPA made the unprecedented move of proposing to require community water systems (CWSs) to test for lead in water at […]
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Trump administration is rolling back Obama-era protections for smaller waterways 24.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The controversial rule change will dramatically reduce federal pollution protections for many streams and wetlands. Farmers and builders welcome that, but environmental groups plan to challenge it.
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Newsom pledged to fix California water politics. Now he's bogged down in the delta 23.1.2020 LA Times: Environment

Gov. Newsom's water policies appear in flux amid lobbying by competing interests. "A lot of people are wondering what's going on," says one environmental activist. "It's a huge mess."

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California will be hit hard as Trump administration weakens clean water protections 23.1.2020 LA Times: Environment

The Trump administration overhauls Obama-era water safeguards, significantly narrowing which bodies of water deserve federal protection.

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In court, environmental regulators accused of suppressing comments in PolyMet case 22.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
In the first day of what’s expected to be a five- to 10-day evidentiary hearing, a former EPA official said Minnesota officials asked the agency to withhold written comments that were critical of the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine. The MPCA says it followed the law.
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Pennsylvania bill gives conventional drillers pass to cut corners, lets communities pay the price 21.1.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Pennsylvania bill gives conventional drillers pass to cut corners, lets communities pay the price
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It Could Only Cost 1% of GDP to Solve Global Water Crises 21.1.2020 WRI Stories
It Could Only Cost 1% of GDP to Solve Global Water Crises Comments|Add Comment|PrintA well provides water in Jedane, Ethiopia. Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Lindsey/U.S. Navy Statistics on global water challenges are daunting: 3 billion people don’t have basic handwashing facilities. A quarter of the world’s population live in countries facing extremely high water stress. There are more than 500 dead zones — areas of the ocean without enough oxygen for most marine... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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State regulators’ handling of a PolyMet permit is under scrutiny. Here’s why it matters. 21.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Minnesota awarded the PolyMet mining company the permits it needs to begin construction on what would become the state’s first copper-nickel mine. Since then, the project has been mired in court battles, over the permits themselves, and how the state issued them. Tuesday begins another chapter.
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How Thai Union rapidly pivoted to a greener business strategy 20.1.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The Thai canned fish giant is moving beyond past criticism to lead the seafood industry towards a more planet-friendly future
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A surge of new plastic production is on the way 17.1.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Major oil companies, facing the prospect of reduced demand for their fuels, are ramping up their plastics output.
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Prominent acid rain researcher Eville Gorham dies 16.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Gorham’s environmental research contributed to policies that included the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty in 1963 and the Clean Air Act of 1990.
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Rep. McCollum introduces bill to ban mining near the Boundary Waters 16.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The proposal would mean an end to the Twin Metals Minnesota project, which would establish an underground copper-nickel mine near Ely. But President Trump has been a vocal supporter of new mining projects in northeastern Minnesota.
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How 2019 laid the groundwork for change in the chemical industry 15.1.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
There's a movement to regulate toxics such as Chlorpyrifos and PFAS.
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While the Democrats Debate, Trump Is Complaining About Dishwashers 15.1.2020 Mother Jones
While the Democratic presidential nominees were in Des Moines debating United States policy toward Iran on Tuesday night, President Donald Trump was at a rally in Milwaukee, riling up the crowd with talk of newfangled household appliances. “I’m also approving new dishwashers that give you more water so you can actually wash and rinse your […]
Policy News: January 13, 2020 14.1.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: Congress Increases Funding for Ecological Science in FY2020 Appropriations NSF receives a 2.5% increase, USGS funding boosted by nearly 10%. EPA’s Science Advisory Board Criticizes the “Transparency Rule,” Waters of the U.S repeal and more ESA, aquatic science societies resubmit comments ahead of January SAB meetings. NSF Issues Solicitation for NEON Operations ...
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Q&A: Tom Steyer on crushing billionaires like himself and the lie of civility in Washington 11.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer talks with the L.A. Times editorial board about the economy, the political moment and climate change.

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As the planet warms, unusual crops could become climate saviors — if we're willing to eat them 8.1.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
What role can lesser-known crops that thrive under adversity play in efforts to make our global food supply more resilient to climate change?
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A 3-decade-long water dispute heads to the Supreme Court 7.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Georgia and Florida have been waging a decades-long legal battle over water resources. It's a problem likely to intensify in other areas as the climate warms.
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