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Chicago Mayor Delays Permit for Polluting Facility in Disadvantaged Neighborhood

Chicago Mayor Delays Permit for Polluting Facility in Disadvantaged Neighborhood

Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot indefinitely delayed a permitting decision on the relocation of a highly polluting metal shredding and recycling facility after the U.S. EPA said doing so could violate the civil rights of Black and Latino people who live there. Research Management Group, which acquired the General Iron facility in 2019, is seeking to […]

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    EPA Dismisses Trump-Appointed Science Board Members, Seeks Expert Replacements

    EPA Dismisses Trump-Appointed Science Board Members, Seeks Expert Replacements

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Wednesday it will remove more than 40 members of scientific advisory panels appointed under the previous administration in an effort to reduce the heavy influence of regulated industries over the regulatory process. The Trump administration barred — illegally, according to critics — experts who received EPA grants […]

    Your Smart TV May Be Wasting Lots of Energy When ‘Off’

    Your Smart TV May Be Wasting Lots of Energy When ‘Off’

    By Noah Horowitz While the energy efficiency of America’s smart televisions has improved greatly since flat panel models were first introduced, some of the energy savings are at risk due to new “smart wake” features that can waste a lot of power when the TV is in standby mode. These features provide the user with […]

    The Words ‘Climate’ and ‘Science’ Are Back on EPA Website After Four Dark Years Under Trump

    The Words ‘Climate’ and ‘Science’ Are Back on EPA Website After Four Dark Years Under Trump

    By Andrea Germanos The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Thursday brought back its climate change website — a resource the former Trump administration had yanked. How it started. How it’s going. Climate science is back at the @EPA 👇https://t.co/WuC789TKue pic.twitter.com/IXCrji7Biw — Select Committee on the Climate Crisis (@ClimateCrisis) March 18, 2021 “Climate facts are […]

    Michael Regan Becomes First Black Man to Head EPA

    Michael Regan Becomes First Black Man to Head EPA

    The Senate on Wednesday voted 66 to 34 to confirm Biden-nominee Michael Regan as head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), making him the first Black man to hold the position. Regan is one of several nominees that the Biden administration announced in December as part of a team to tackle the climate crisis. But […]

    1-Month Hunger Strike: Chicago Activists Fight Metal Scrapper Relocation Into Black and Latinx Neighborhood

    1-Month Hunger Strike: Chicago Activists Fight Metal Scrapper Relocation Into Black and Latinx Neighborhood

    Hunger strikers in Chicago are fighting the relocation of a metal shredding facility from a white North Side neighborhood to a predominantly Black and Latinx community on the Southeast Side already plagued by numerous polluting industries. On Thursday the three original hunger strikers – Oscar Sanchez, Breanna Bertacchi and Chuck Stark – will complete their […]

    EPA to Amazon: Stop Selling Illegal Pesticides

    EPA to Amazon: Stop Selling Illegal Pesticides

    For the third time in three years, the U.S. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ordered Amazon to stop selling illegal pesticides. The EPA’s Seattle office announced Tuesday that it had presented the online retailer with a “stop sale” order targeting products that were unregistered and potentially dangerous or ineffective. Some of them made false […]

    EPA Dismisses Harmful ‘Secret Science’ Rule

    EPA Dismisses Harmful ‘Secret Science’ Rule

    A federal judge vacated the so-called “secret science” rule that limited EPA’s ability to use public health research to craft policy on Monday. The Biden administration had determined the justification proffered, unsuccessfully, by the Trump administration for its hasty publication of the rule was legally indefensible. The rule, originally conceived by the tobacco industry in […]