"Senate Seeks to Back Ban on Firefighting Foam in Defense Bill"

"The Senate urged its negotiators Sept. 25 to back language banning the Pentagon’s use of firefighting foam containing potentially hazardous nonstick chemicals known as PFAS, as House-Senate talks continue toward a single Defense Department reauthorization bill."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 09/26/2019

Pentagon Says PFAS Cleanup Costs Will Dwarf Earlier Estimates

"Military leaders said Thursday that “forever chemical” contamination costs are likely to surpass their original $2 billion estimate as Congress works to push the Department of Defense (DOD) to clean up contaminated water across the country."

Source: The Hill, 09/13/2019

Trump Admin Guts Programs To Detect Weapons Of Mass Destruction

"The Trump administration has quietly dismantled or cut back multiple programs that were created after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to help detect and prevent terrorism involving weapons of mass destruction, a Times investigation has found."

Source: LA Times, 07/22/2019

"Trump Threatens Veto On Defense Bill That Targets 'Forever Chemicals'"

"One day after President Trump delivered a speech preaching of his administration’s environmental achievements, he threatened to veto a military spending bill in part due to provisions that aim to clean up a toxic, cancer-linked chemical found near military bases."

Source: The Hill, 07/11/2019

NPS Diverts $2.5 Million In Fees For Trump’s July 4 Extravaganza

"The National Park Service is diverting nearly $2.5 million in entrance and recreation fees primarily intended to improve parks across the country to cover costs associated with President Trump’s Independence Day celebration Thursday on the Mall, according to two individuals familiar with the arrangement."

Source: Washington Post, 07/03/2019


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