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Trump’s EPA administrator wants to redraw our nation’s mercury standard to benefit coal-fired power plants that belch out nearly half the nation’s mercury emissions. But the agency’s Science Advisory Board is balking.
A report from the Environmental Integrity Project warns that the enduring legacy of coal ash will be groundwater pollution such as that in Memphis where city water is threatened.
The Chemical Disaster Rule, written under former President Barack Obama, covered about 12,500 industrial facilities nationwide using or storing highly hazardous chemicals.
Reports assert that proposals by the Trump administration are at odds with established science. The reports were prepared by the EPA’s Scientific Advisory Board.
ToxMap, a feature of the National Library of Medicine, which bills itself as “an international leader in health informatics research and development,” went dark Monday.
Trump’s Interior Department stacked an advisory committee for Bears Ears National Monument with ranchers and politicians who have no interest in saving it.
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