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State hits Water Gremlin over new hazardous waste violations 6.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The maker of lead-based products has let the chemical TCE and used motor oil leak into soils under its White Bear Township building, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says. Other state regulators shut the plant last week over lead contamination concerns.
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EPA to scale back federal rules restricting waste from coal-fired power plants 4.11.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday plans to relax rules that govern how power plants store waste from burning coal and release water containing toxic metals into nearby waterways, according to agency officials.
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Radioactive Waste Could Be Killing Residents in Missouri Community 31.10.2019 Truthout.com
In Missouri, federal scientists are finally linking today’s cancers to the nation’s nuclear warfare ...
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E-cigarette fire risk leads Hennepin Co. to curb battery recycling 30.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The county is ending battery recycling at city and county buildings, libraries, schools, and community centers. The change came after a vaping pen started smoldering in one battery recycling receptacle, forcing the Westonka Library to call the fire department.
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Trump’s Impeachment Woes Grow In Latest Twitter Rant 26.10.2019 Mother Jones
Somebody is thinking about impeachment this morning.  President Donald Trump’s latest weekend tweetstorm took aim at Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), two of the top Democrats leading the chamber’s investigation into whether Trump’s request for Ukraine to investigate a political rival merits his removal from […]
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Trump launches all-out assault on Nancy Pelosi over impeachment in Twitter meltdown 26.10.2019 Raw Story
President Donald Trump was off and running on Saturday morning attacking House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for allowing impeachment hearings when he feels she should be tending to her district. Trump combined his attack on the Democrat by smearing the city of San Francisco as “bad and dangerous.” According to the president, “I can’t believe […]
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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Scarborough Incredulous Over GOP Senators Letting Trump 'Steal' Money For Wall 5.9.2019 Crooks Liars
Joe and Mika were shocked, I tell you, shocked! about Trump's announcement that he was basically stealing appropriations for military projects (and Puerto Rico) to build his border wall -- especially those of Republican senators who are running for reelection. Trump is taking money meant for the construction of military base elementary schools and daycare centers, military housing, hazardous waste warehouse facilities, and fire stations. And I have to tell you, the crappy condition of military housing has been a scandal for decades. The political play here is, Trump is assuming Democrats will simply backfill the funding anyway in the next budget. But Democratic lawmakers vowed again this week not to backfill funds for the affected military projects — arguing that Congress already approved the money once and would not do so again. “The president is ignoring his lack of authority when it comes to stealing congressionally directed funding,” Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) said in an interview Wednesday. “The ...
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What Is Graphene? Here's What We Know About The Material Scientists Think Can Repel Insects Just Like A Spray 31.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
A high-tech, graphene-based film may help to shield people from disease-carrying mosquitoes, according to a new study funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
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Hurricane Dorian’s impacts could be resounding — here’s what to watch for 30.8.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Hurricane Dorian is gaining speed as it nears the Florida coast, where it could make landfall as a Category 4 storm over the Labor Day weekend. And when Dorian does roar ashore, its impact could be massive. The hurricane mostly avoided Puerto Rico and other vulnerable islands earlier this week, many of which are still […]
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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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EPA Wants Coal Plants to Use More Arsenic-laden Waste That Could Pollute Water, Activists Warn: 'A Disgrace to Everything the EPA Stands For' 31.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Environmental groups say the decision was purely political and could result in the contamination of water supplies.
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NakedPoppy launches curated beauty marketplace for wellness junkies 30.7.2019 techCrunch
Cowboy Ventures, Felicis Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Maveron and more are betting on cruelty-free, organic and sustainable makeup sales.
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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House Approves “Sweeping” Provisions That Target Toxic “Forever Chemicals” 13.7.2019 Truthout.com
Lawmakers passed several amendments on PFAS, including one that would legally designate them as hazardous substances.
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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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Rabid bat found along Greeley Fourth of July parade route 11.7.2019 Denver Post: Local
A bat found crawling along the Greeley Fourth of July parade route has tested positive for rabies, according to a statement from the Greeley department of public health.
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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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Trump touts 'environmental leadership,' even as D.C. has floods and critics pounce 9.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
In an East Room event that played like a campaign rally, President Trump touted his push for clean air and "crystal clear" water. He made no mention of climate change, a growing concern for voters.
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