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Any normal president could find some defense attorneys who aren’t clowns and grifters 25.1.2020 Raw Story
Welcome to another edition of What Fresh Hell?, Raw Story’s roundup of news items that might have become controversies under another regime, but got buried – or were at least under-appreciated – due to the daily firehose of political pratfalls, unhinged tweet storms and other sundry embarrassments coming out of the current White House. Donald Trump’s […]
Backlog of toxic Superfund clean-ups grows under Trump 5.1.2020 LA Times: Nation

The Trump administration has built up the biggest backlog of unfunded toxic Superfund clean-up projects in at least 15 years, the EPA reported.

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Backlog of toxic Superfund cleanups grows under Trump 3.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The EPA released figures over the holidays showing that 34 projects to clean up the nation's most polluted sites stalled last year for lack of money.
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Adult suspect in STEM school shooting pleads not guilty at arraignment 3.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The adult suspect in last year's STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting pleaded not guilty during his arraignment in Douglas County District Court on Thursday.
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Backlog of toxic Superfund clean-ups grows under Trump 3.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
The Trump administration has built up the biggest backlog of unfunded toxic Superfund clean-up projects in at least 15 years, nearly triple the number that were stalled for lack of money in the Obama era, according to 2019 figures quietly released by the Environmental Protection Agency over the winter holidays.
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Why Is This Federal Pollution Tracker Shutting Down? 24.12.2019 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Undark and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Fifteen years ago, the US National Library of Medicine launched Toxmap, a free, interactive online application that combines pollution data from at least a dozen US government sources. A Toxmap user could pan and zoom across a map […]
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Officials identify mysterious bright green liquid that spilled onto Michigan highway 24.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Investigators say they believe the substance found on a freeway north of Detroit is groundwater mixed with a chemical called hexavalent chromium. The public safety risk is minimal, officials say.
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The Supreme Court Is Tackling an Important Superfund Case and It’s—Messy 4.12.2019 Mother Jones
For decades, Anaconda Company Smelter operated an enormous copper smelting factory in Opportunity, Montana. And for more than seven decades, that factory spewed tons of toxic waste, mostly arsenic, into the community’s soil and water supply. In 1983, the EPA made Opportunity one of its Superfund sites, and ordered the Atlantic Richfield Company, which acquired the […]
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Trump Administration Considered Jailing Migrants Near Toxic Military Dump 23.11.2019 Truthout.com
A jail was almost built at Fort Bliss, Texas, which has at least 80 sites regulated under a hazardous waste ...
Minneapolis ends residential battery recycling amid fire concerns 20.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Minneapolis officials said Tuesday that batteries will no longer be picked up from residential recycling, although some will be allowed in the trash. Hennepin County also recently curbed its battery recycling over worries about fires.
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Most Superfund Sites Are Threatened by Climate Change. EPA Doesn’t Plan to Do Anything About It. 19.11.2019 Mother Jones
Two years ago, Congress asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to determine how prepared the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was to address the threat climate change poses to Superfund sites—spaces that store hazardous materials, like coal ash ponds or decommissioned mining sites that the EPA has identified for eventual clean up. The GAO findings just […]
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Democrats Back Down From Battle With Defense Department Over PFAS 14.11.2019 Truthout.com
Democrats Back Down From Battle With Defense Department Over PFAS
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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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