WASHINGTON – The Natural Resources Defense Council, together with the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments and Cape Fear River Watch, have sued the Trump administration over its rules for regulating toxic chemicals in consumer products and in the workplace.
WASHINGTON – The Department of Interior took steps to invalidate key pieces of a locally-driven plan developed across 11 states to protect the greater sage grouse, an iconic bird surviving on just half of its historic Western range. U.S. Secretary Ryan Zinke announced recommendations that will make it easier for oil and gas development to chisel away at sage grouse habitat.
“Neurotoxins Don’t Belong In Our Neighborhoods” – EPA Takes Action Over Manganese Released on Chicago’s Southeast Side
CHICAGO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today took action against a bulk storage facility over emissions of the neurotoxin manganese in close proximity to neighborhoods and schools on Chicago’s Southeast Side. The EPA issued a notice of violation to S. H. Bell after posting monitoring data that showed manganese levels exceeding the federal health-based threshold. A coalition of neighbors and health groups had been raising the alarm for over a year.
WASHINGTON – Capping a week of legal setbacks for EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, the Natural Resources Defense Council and partner groups filed a motion asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to overturn Pruitt’s suspension of standards to curb methane emissions and other dangerous air pollutants from the nation’s landfills.
WASHINGTON – After being sued by the Natural Resources Defense Council, other public interest groups and 16 states, Environmental Protection Administrator Scott Pruitt late Wednesday reversed his earlier decision to put off implementing Obama-era federal standards curbing emissions of smog-causing air pollutants.
CHICAGO – The nation’s flood insurance program has repeatedly rebuilt some of the most flood-prone properties in the country, unintentionally trapping owners of modest homes who would prefer to move out of harm’s way, according to a new national report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).
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