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Category: Environmental News

01/12 7:16 am

President Trump’s proposed overhaul of a bedrock environmental law aims to streamline project reviews, but those changes are likely to hit minority communities and those with high poverty rates the hardest, experts warn.The White House on Thursday… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/11 2:56 pm

At least seven people have died in recent days as severe storms with strong wind and overpowering rain sweep across the southern U.S.The bodies of an elderly couple were discovered in Louisiana, according to the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office, with… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/11 9:56 am

The devastating Australian wildfires have set off a spree of celebrity donations and activism, with Hollywood stars opening their wallets to battle the blaze — and raising their voices about climate change.Bushfires have burned millions of… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/10 7:57 pm

Federal officials are working to address a kettle of vultures that has taken over a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) radio tower at the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas, creating what officials say is a safety hazard.The agency released a… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/10 4:36 pm

PFAS HEADS TO SENATE: The House on Friday passed legislation to broadly regulate a cancer-linked chemical over objections from the White House that Congress is sidestepping agencies.The bill, which passed 247 to 159, targets a class of chemicals… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/10 4:26 pm

A group of environmental organizations is raising alarms about the Defense Department’s alleged incineration of PFAS chemicals, also called “forever chemicals” due to their persistence in the environment and human body.The green groups, which… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/10 1:46 pm

Tens of thousands of protesters on Friday flooded the streets of Sydney, Melbourne and other major Australian cities to condemn Prime Minister Scott Morrison for his approach to climate policy as bushfires rage throughout the country. … …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/10 10:36 am

The House on Friday passed legislation to broadly regulate a cancer-linked chemical over objections from the White House that Congress is sidestepping agencies.The bill, which passed 247 to 159, targets a class of chemicals abbreviated as PFAS… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/09 5:36 pm

NEPA: The White House on Thursday issued sweeping changes to one of the nation’s bedrock environmental laws, allowing greater industry involvement in environmental reviews of projects and diminishing the role climate change plays in those… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/09 5:26 pm

Reps. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) and Francis Rooney (R-Fla.) sent a letter to the entire House on Thursday, urging their colleagues to oppose President Trump’s proposed changes to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).Trump earlier that day… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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