toxic waste

Court Requires EPA to Protect Communities Against Worst-Case Chemical Spills

Court Requires EPA to Protect Communities Against Worst-Case Chemical Spills

On Thursday, a federal district court required the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to issue long-overdue protections against worst-case scenario spills of hazardous materials, like in the case of extreme storms, fires, or flooding. The decision approved a negotiated consent decree between the EPA and a coalition of community and environmental organizations, including NRDC, the Environmental […]

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    Toxic Dump to Expand in Low-Income Neighborhoods As Violations Persist

    Toxic Dump to Expand in Low-Income Neighborhoods As Violations Persist

    Mint Press News By Trisha Marczak A company with a history of failing to report hazardous material spills is set to expand its Central Valley, CA, toxic waste dump, to the dismay of low-income communities already plagued with concern over proximity to the operation. Photo credit: clui.org A draft permit for the expansion of Chemical […]

    Why EPA Should Create New Rules for Oil and Gas Waste in 2012

    Why EPA Should Create New Rules for Oil and Gas Waste in 2012

    Natural Resources Defense Council By Amy Mall Used with permission of NRDC – Switchboard With the void of federal protection from toxic oil and gas waste, states can and should create better rules. As I mentioned in a recent blog post, a new West Virginia law takes one tiny step in that direction. From now […]