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EPA Loosens Rule On Toxic Mercury Emissions As Pandemic Rages

EPA Loosens Rule On Toxic Mercury Emissions As Pandemic Rages

The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday finalized its proposal to loosen rules on oil- and coal-fired power plants’ emissions of mercury and other toxic pollutants in its latest rollback of public health protections during the coronavirus pandemic.  The proposed change to the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) does not …

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How a Trump Administration Rule Could Kill Millions of Birds

How a Trump Administration Rule Could Kill Millions of Birds

A century-old law has made it illegal to kill migratory birds either purposely or accidentally. But a new proposal by the Trump administration and supported by the fossil fuel and other industries would relax regulation, legalizing unintentional killing and putting millions of birds in danger. In May 2010 I went …

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Trump Administration Finalizes Repeal of Pollution Rule, Threatening Drinking Water Sources for 117 Million Americans

Trump Administration Finalizes Repeal of Pollution Rule, Threatening Drinking Water Sources for 117 Million Americans

For Immediate Release:  Thursday, January 23, 2020 WASHINGTON – Today the Trump administration finalized its plan to repeal critical safeguards that prohibit the dumping of industrial and agricultural pollution into sensitive waterways that provide tap water for more than 117 million Americans. The repeal of the Waters of the U.S. rule, …

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