EPA seeks to derail cleanup of coal power plant pollution
20 April, 2017, 11:16 | Author: Leticia Walters
The office also oversees major environmental cleanup projects, including the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, and provided some assistance to residents during the Flint water crisis.
Demetra Turner, 44, a resident of the West Calumet Housing Complex who has yet to leave, urged others to keep pressure on the EPA.
Really, Scott Pruitt? Western Pennsylvanians know enough to recognize when you are blowing (coal) dust when you declare that "the war on coal is done" ("EPA's Pruitt Says He'll Be a Friend to Coal", April 14).
During his visit, Pruitt provided brief comments at a press conference in East Chicago but quickly exited without answering questions from reporters. Not only are the Great Lakes a source of clean drinking water for over 40 million people, but they play a critical role in our economy - from shipping and commerce to tourism and travel.
Last month, the EPA announced it would begin remediation work on almost 200 properties after securing $16 million from the parties responsible for the contamination, which includes high concenrations of lead and arsenic in the soil.
"Any attempt by this administration to close any US EPA regional office will further cripple environmental protection efforts, while also sending a clear signal to polluters to further contaminate the Chesapeake Bay, Great Lakes, Puget Sound, as well as our rivers, streams and wetlands", said American Federation of Government Employees Local 704 President John O'Grady, whose union represents EPA employees.
Pruitt has criticized the EPA for overreach and President Donald Trump's administration has taken steps to roll back stricter environmental regulations put in place over the past eight years.
"They reaffirmed there's no discussion about shutting the Chicago office", Kaplan said.
The private sector is set to get a big boost under this administration, and the latest talk to limit the power of the public sphere involves pushing legal consideration to outside counsel, potentially bypassing the influence of longtime EPA employees in favor of kowtowing to corporate concerns. Some held signs that read "East Chicago Demands Clean Water".
"We can't drink the water". Joe Donnelly, D-South Bend, said Trump's proposed federal budget must still go through congressional review before any cuts or changes are made within the EPA. Housing officials said their goal is to move out all families by May.
"We are truly in the fight of our lives", she said.
Geertsman explained East Chicago and the state of IN have a poor history with treating the city's drinking water for lead.
The people who live there are at risk of lead contamination at every turn.
As for Pruitt's meeting with residents at East Chicago's USS Lead Superfund site, Frank said he and four other residents shared their experiences dealing with the city's contaminated soil and water.
She warned , "We urge Congress and the administration to act now to guarantee funding for cost-sharing reduction subsidies". Also, it would be up to the states or private accrediting entities to police insurers' adherence to the 20 percent rule.
Lawyers for Davis and Ward argue the two did not have adequate access to independent mental health experts at trial. Twice in 1997, Texas executed eight prisoners in a single month, according to the Death Penalty Information Center.
Special elections will hold particular importance for Democrats this year, as Republicans now control both the House and Senate. The White House downplayed the results of Tuesday's congressional election in Georgia, calling it a major loss for Democrats.
The victor replaces Republican Tom Price, who stepped down to serve as Trump's Secretary of Health and Human Services. The 6th district encompasses much of suburban Atlanta and until recently was considered a shoe-in for Republicans.
He said "it would be a fantastic thing" if the two nations got along better but cautioned that "it may be just the opposite". Moscow has distanced itself from domestic U.S. tensions, neither supporting nor criticising Trump officially.
The Wimbledon champion got engaged to Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of Reddit, last December after being together for 15 months. Other women have left the tour to have children and returned at a high level, though none has done so at Williams' age.
The Cavs are finding their groove. "We're right there of what we know can become", James said. "We'll figure it out". Kyrie Irving is averaging 30 points and four assists while LeBron James is averaging 28.5 points and eight rebounds.
The ball was not very high in the air so he could [not] have seen it all the way along. "It's a very unusual goal we conceded". He said: "We hope he produces that level of performance, that would be good".
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Pence, his wife Karen and two daughters walked inside the main hall of colorful Senso-ji temple Tuesday as incense burned. US exports to South Korea fell by $1.2 billion, while USA imports from South Korea grew by more than $13 billion.
It is not clear how Trump, now a federal employee, will navigate continuing ties to far-flung foreign business interests. Instead, the first daughter officially put the business in a trust and gave control of it to her in-laws.
Bill O'Reilly out at Fox News
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Trump Targets Visa Program He Says Hurts American Workers
He said that cutting regulations and getting tax reform are important, but even more critical is Trump's "America first" rhetoric. If the H-1B program is restricted, skilled foreign workers would have to remain in their native countries, says Shika Bhatnagar.
Bayern's Neuer out for rest of season with foot fracture
As you would expect, Los Blancos' fans were chanting his name at the final whistle, though it hasn't always been that way. For the third time in four seasons, both Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid have made it to Champions League semifinals.
Britain urges N. Korea to stop nuclear weapons drive
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