The Environmental Protection Agency reviews federal agencies's environmental impact statements for quality of the analysis and the scope of the possible environmental harm of a project. The Agency quietly ended a 30-year-old policy of scoring the quality of the work with a simple number and letter grade. Now the public—and press—will not have a short-hand head-up on the quality of a review unless they read the entire Environmental Impact statement and the often dense, EPA comments.
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With no action on President Trump’s promise to rebuild America’s infrastructure, a House Republican has floated a plan that seems to recognize crippling problems in transportation and other areas but trades present-day quick fixes for long-term solutions.
Justin McCarthy of the Partnership Project is a co-author of this Case Study.
Had enough zebra mussels and other invasive species in the Great Lakes? The shipping industry thinks, “apparently not.” We’ve known for decades that their ships’ ballast water has been the primary entryway for invasive species like quagga mussels, “fish ebola” and bloody red shrimp into the Grea