"Chemours Co., 3M Co. and DuPont are taking a stand against what one company called an “unprecedented” New Jersey order, saying they won’t pay for a statewide investigation of fluorinated chemical contamination."
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- Source: Bloomberg Environment, 05/13/2019
"Proposals to reorder the Trump administration's energy and environmental priorities will come this week as the House unveils its fiscal 2020 spending bills for EPA and the Energy and Interior departments."Source: E&E Daily, 05/13/2019
"The swollen, churning, unrelenting river that's flooding towns from Minnesota to Louisiana this month is not Mark Twain's Mississippi River."Source: ClimateWire, 05/13/2019
"New space mission will reveal global snowpack data"Source: Powder, 05/13/2019
"A 3M environmental specialist, in a scathing resignation letter, accused company officials of being 'unethical' and more 'concerned with markets, legal defensibility and image over environmental safety' when it came to PFAS, the emerging contaminant causing a potential crisis throughout Michigan and the country."Source: Detroit Free Press, 05/10/2019
"House Democrats hope to sidestep the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with a bill that would ban asbestos within a year."Source: The Hill, 05/10/2019
"Maryland environmental regulators were in talks with a Western Maryland paper mill about how to significantly reduce the facility’s output of a harmful pollutant when its owner shocked state officials last week by announcing plans to shutter the 131-year-old factory."Source: Baltimore Sun, 05/10/2019
"Three nonprofit organizations will use a network of satellites and artificial intelligence to track carbon emissions from every power plant in the world under a $1.7 million project announced by Google.org. yesterday."Source: ClimateWire, 05/10/2019
"A sweeping plan, carefully vetted on the Olympic Peninsula, would designate 126,000 acres of mountains and forests on the peninsula as wilderness and protect 19 streams under the federal Wild and Scenic Rivers Act."Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 05/10/2019
"The two top lawmakers on the House Financial Services Committee reached an agreement to extend the National Flood Insurance Program another four months, the 11th short-term extension of this financially troubled program in less than two years."Source: Bloomberg Environment, 05/10/2019
"A more than five-year moratorium on leasing land in California for oil and gas development will be coming to an end with a May 9 Interior Department plan to open up about 725,000 acres across the state’s Central Coast and the Bay Area for drilling."Source: Bloomberg Environment, 05/10/2019
The production of oil and natural gas in West Texas is booming but it’s coming at a cost to residents who are regularly exposed to unhealthy levels of air pollution, according to a report issued by an environmental group."Source: AP, 05/10/2019
"Early in President Trump’s term, a powerful group of manufacturers delivered to his deputies a “wish list” of regulations they wanted rewritten. Two years later, the Trump administration appears to have largely followed through on those requests, according to a new report."Source: Washington Post, 05/10/2019
"Chris Ray has been tracking pikas in Montana for 30 years. Rising temperatures and dwindling snowpack appear to be taking a toll on the tiny mountain dwellers."Source: InsideClimate News, 05/10/2019
"Senior officials at the Environmental Protection Agency disregarded the advice of their own scientists and lawyers in April when the agency issued a rule that restricted but did not ban asbestos, according to two internal memos."Source: NY Times, 05/09/2019