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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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Donald Trump Accused of Greenwashing As He Touts False and Misleading Environmental Accomplishments 9.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Donald Trump is resorting to greenhouse gaslighting the public to try and cover-up the fact that he is the worst president in history for the environment, climate and public health," said Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune.
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My Country Is Not a Dumping Ground for Your Garbage | Opinion 8.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Thousands of tons of plastic "recycling" have been sent to Malaysia from the U.S., the U.K., Australia, Europe, Japan and elsewhere. It's time these nations stepped up to help deal with their own waste.
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There Is No Such Thing as a Green War 6.7.2019 Truthout.com
We must merge the anti-war, climate and refugee solidarity movements.
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The Long Shadow: A note about the project from photojournalist RJ Sangosti 30.6.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Denver Post photojournalist RJ Sangosti describes what led him to produce the documentary photo project "The Long Shadow" and why the story of Denver's Globeville and Elyria-Swansea neighborhoods should resonate with readers.
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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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Asian countries take a stand against the rich world’s plastic waste 17.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

When the MV Bavaria cargo ship chugged out of a Philippine port one morning last month carrying 69 containers of rotted Canadian garbage, it didn’t just end a messy diplomatic spat between the two countries.

It also signaled a sea change in the global recycling system.

After years of pressure,...

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The bitter legacy of the East Chicago lead crisis 16.6.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
By Gloria Oladipo Akeeshea Daniels once lived in the West Calumet public housing complex in the shadow of a former lead smelter in East Chicago, Indiana. She worried about the pervasive lead contamination in the area and hoped that the government would fix the problem. Officials tried — and are still trying — to clean up the mess, but in many […]
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Supreme Court rejects challenge to regulation of gun silencers 10.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The Supreme Court rejected a challenge to federal regulation of gun silencers Monday, just days after a gunman used one in a shooting rampage that killed 12 people in Virginia.
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U.S. chemical arms destruction plant in Pueblo halted by seep from tank 7.6.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
An Army facility in southern Colorado has temporarily stopped destroying obsolete chemical weapons because of liquid hazardous waste seeping from a storage tank.
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Monterey Bay Is Filled With Microplastic From Human Waste—Even at Its Deepest Points 6.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Scientists find microplastic debris is as common at the surface as it is at the seafloor.
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Chemical Lobby and Health Advocates Square Off on Bills Regulating Toxic Foam 2.6.2019 Truthout.com
Common sense legislation calls for all PFAS chemicals to collectively be regulated because they are all deemed toxic.
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Malaysia Has Started Returning Tons of Trash to the West 28.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Kuala Lumpur will return 60 shipping containers worth of plastic waste to the U.S., Australia, the United Kingdom and Japan.
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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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Motorcyclist dies in Denver crash with car, police say; investigation underway 24.5.2019 Denver Post: Local
A motorcyclist died Thursday night in a crash with a car, police said. 
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