"The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) removed an "international priorities" page from its website in December, according to a report released this week by the Environmental Data & Governance Initiative (EDGI)."
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- Source: The Hill, 04/27/2018
"The Federal Emergency Management Agency is proposing to allow owners of homes destroyed by storms and bought out by the government to rebuild on the same flood-prone land."Source: Bloomberg, 04/27/2018
"IBRA, Oman — In the arid vastness of this corner of the Arabian Peninsula, out where goats and the occasional camel roam, rocks form the backdrop practically every way you look."Source: NY Times, 04/27/2018
"Agriculture could pull carbon out of the air and into the soil — but it would mean a whole new way of thinking about how to tend the land."Source: NY Times, 04/27/2018
"As Scott Pruitt, the embattled head of the Environmental Protection Agency, prepares to testify before Congress on Thursday amid a series of spending and ethics investigations, an internal E.P.A. document indicates that he may blame his staff for many of the decisions that have put a cloud over his tenure at the agency."Source: NY Times, 04/26/2018
"French President Emmanuel Macron predicted Wednesday that the United States will one day return to the Paris Climate Accord."Source: Weather Channel, 04/26/2018
"As sea level rises, waves will more frequently wash over many of the atolls—and the U.S. military facilities built there—damaging water supplies and infrastructure. "
"‘We’re talking about poisoning groundwater,’ one mayor told the agency at the only public hearing planned on Pruitt’s coal ash rule change, proposed by industry. "
"A private investment firm led by Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s son has notified the Securities and Exchange Commission that it’s seeking investors for a new energy fund, raising concerns about the potential for private businesses run by the offspring of high-ranking government officials to benefit from their parents’ policy decisions without the public being aware."Source: McClatchy, 04/26/2018
"In signing off on a proposed scientific "transparency" rule yesterday, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt heralded a straightforward goal: to ensure that the data underlying major new regulations are available to the American people. But the draft rule raises significant questions about how EPA will accomplish that goal, with critics predicting the proposal won't withstand a court challenge if made final in its current form."Source: Greenwire, 04/26/2018
"When Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt declared this week that tree burning was inherently a carbon-neutral way to produce electricity, it was a victory for some Oklahoma friends of Scott Pruitt."
"Democratic senators are demanding information about what they call the Koch brothers’ “infiltration” of the Trump administration, charging that Koch-linked personnel have secured key federal jobs and are determining US environmental and public health policy."Source: Guardian, 04/26/2018
"Sources within EPA tell Guardian that proposals are threadbare and muddled – ‘they’re are just making it up as they go along’"Source: Guardian, 04/26/2018
"Californians know another “big one” will be coming someday. In preparation, the state’s major water suppliers have been working to seismically retrofit key infrastructure, but vulnerabilities remain."Source: Water Deeply, 04/26/2018
"The Environmental Protection Agency announced a new regulation Tuesday that would restrict the kinds of scientific studies the agency can use when it develops policies, a move critics say will permanently weaken the agency’s ability to protect public health."Source: NY Times, 04/25/2018