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1,700 Flint Residents File Class-Action Lawsuit Against the EPA

1,700 Flint Residents File Class-Action Lawsuit Against the EPA

By Sydney Robinson More than 1,700 residents of Flint, Michigan, are seeking legal compensation in a class-action lawsuit against the U.S. government for the handling of the lead water crisis in their city. The litigation has been a long time coming for a community that has suffered well over two years with poisoned water and […]

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    Government Scientists at Climate Conference Terrified to Speak With the Press

    Government Scientists at Climate Conference Terrified to Speak With the Press

    By Sharon Lerner While Donald Trump was reviving both the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines, muzzling federal employees, freezing EPA contracts and first telling the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to remove mentions of climate change from its website—and then reversing course—many of the scientists who work on climate change in federal agencies were […]

    Should Pregnant Women Eat Fish?

    Should Pregnant Women Eat Fish?

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have just issued advice to pregnant women about eating fish. Fatty fish have long-chain omega-3 fatty acids which are good for health. Why You Need Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Your Diet – EcoWatch https://t.co/3VYd0amodm @livestrong @nytimeswell — EcoWatch (@EcoWatch) July 13, […]

    Federal Agencies Barred From Speaking to Press, Posting on Social Media

    Federal Agencies Barred From Speaking to Press, Posting on Social Media

    Staffers at several federal agencies dealing with scientific data and environmental policy—including the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Agriculture, National Park Service, Department of Transportation and Health and Human Services—have reportedly received various degrees of formal instruction barring them from speaking to press or using social media. OMG! #Trump Administration Tells #EPA to Cut #ClimateChange […]

    Trump Administration Tells EPA to Cut Climate Change Page From Website

    Trump Administration Tells EPA to Cut Climate Change Page From Website

    The Trump Administration has ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) communications team to take down the agency’s page on climate change, Reuters reported Tuesday. https://twitter.com/EcoWatch/status/823921225214869504 According to an anonymous source in the agency, staffers are rushing to save some of the information, which represents “years of work.” EPA transition head and climate denier Myron […]

    EPA Ordered to Freeze All Grants and Contracts

    EPA Ordered to Freeze All Grants and Contracts

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been ordered to freeze all its grants and contracts, including programs for climate research, environmental justice and pollution prevention, according to internal communications leaked anonymously to several outlets Monday evening. MUST READ: #Trump's #EPA Pick Hides Pro-Polluter Record Behind Process Jargon https://t.co/CtBOTg3B6G @climatehawk1 @ErinBrockovich @350 — EcoWatch (@EcoWatch) […]

    97% of Endangered Species Threatened by Two Common Pesticides

    97% of Endangered Species Threatened by Two Common Pesticides

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its first rigorous nationwide analysis Wednesday of the effects of pesticides on endangered species, finding that 97 percent of the more than 1,800 animals and plants protected under the Endangered Species Act are likely to be harmed by malathion and chlorpyrifos, two commonly used pesticides. Another 78 percent […]

    Trump’s EPA Pick Hides Pro-Polluter Record Behind Process Jargon

    Trump’s EPA Pick Hides Pro-Polluter Record Behind Process Jargon

    By Philip Newell Scott Pruitt, Trump‘s nominee for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator, had his confirmation hearing Wednesday. What follows is a blow-by-blow account of the event. 5 Things You Need to Know Trump's EPA Pick Scott Pruitt https://t.co/gASl3w4OuE @HuffPostGreen @greenpeaceusa — EcoWatch (@EcoWatch) January 7, 2017 In the morning, there were reports of […]

    New Report Disproves Trump Administration Claims of ‘Job Killing’ Environmental Regulations

    New Report Disproves Trump Administration Claims of ‘Job Killing’ Environmental Regulations

    As incoming President Donald Trump prepares to appoint an anti-regulatory U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator based on claims that environmental regulations “kill jobs,” a new report that synthesizes decades of economics research documents that this claim is false. 5 Things You Need to Know Trump's EPA Pick Scott Pruitt https://t.co/gASl3w4OuE @HuffPostGreen @greenpeaceusa — EcoWatch […]