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Another Victory For EPA

EPA has been quite successful in the courts this year.  This week they won another victory: On Tuesday, a federal District Court judge upheld the EPA’s revocation of the West Virginia surface mine’s Clean Water Act (CWA) permit, calling it “reasonable, supported by the record, and based on considerations within EPA’s purview.” At issue was the [...]


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“I think it’s important for forecasters and the public to know this…”

The water is finally safe to drink, says the mayor of Toledo, Ohio, although some skepticism still remains.  “Residents of Toledo, its suburbs and small areas of southeastern Michigan began lining up for water Saturday after news of the contamination surfaced,”reported USA Today. Most media outlets have failed to mention what caused the exuberant toxic, algal blooms. [...]

When Gov. Pat McCrory  signed a voluminous Republican-backed regulatory reform bill into law last year, he said, “This common sense legislation cuts government red tape, axes overly burdensome regulations, and puts job creation first here in North Carolina.” It’s also hurt the environment. The recent massive coal ash spill at a Duke plant in Eden [...]

Tom Steyer is investing in Charlie Crist. The Miami Herald reports: In a nationwide push to fight Republicans who deny the existence of man-made climate change, investor-turned-activist Tom Steyer has founded a Florida political committee, seeded it with $750,000 of his own money, and says he’ll spend far more to help Democrat Charlie Crist defeat [...]

Residents in the Toledo-area are under a do-not-drink advisory after learning the city’s water supply is unsafe. According to News Nugget, samples from a water treatment plant revealed concentrations of microcystin, a toxin released by an algae bloom, exceeded recommended limits. 500,000 people in Toledo and Lucas County, as well as nearby Fulton County and parts of [...]

I thought America was way behind the times on the science of climate change, given the positions of fact-free Republicans who populate our House of Representatives. Our northern neighbor, Canada, is surprisingly anti-environmentalist, considering they are socially more progressive than the U.S. with their single payer health care. Canadian PM Harper, who is as committed to proliferating the production of [...]

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Typically I don’t pay much attention to what goes on in Missouri, outside of the occasional snake-handling god-botherer getting his chance to meet the Big Guy, or Todd “Legitimate Rape” Akin recanting his apologies for mansplaining gynecology to the nation, but now and again someone in the Show Me state, well, shows us something. Today’s case [...]

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