Tag Archives: Environmental Protection Agency

Ron Jacobs : Remembering the Resignation of ‘Nixon the Crook’

Front page of The Baltimore Sun, August 9, 1974. Let there be no question: Richard Nixon was a crook! He surrounded himself with men who did not believe in democracy but understood what compromise might be required to maintain and … finish reading Ron Jacobs : Remembering the Resignation of ‘Nixon the Crook’

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The Navajo Nation and Uranium Mining: Not a Happy Combination

Fred and Clara Slowman near their newly rebuilt home near Teec Nos Pos, Ariz. Many homes were contaminated with uranium. Photo: Kevin Moloney for The New York Times.Uranium Contamination Haunts Navajo CountryBy Dan Frosch / July 26, 2009 TEEC NOS … finish reading The Navajo Nation and Uranium Mining: Not a Happy Combination

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Success Is Possible with Environmental Protection: The Cuyahoga River

A healthier Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, which was known as “The Mistake by the Lake” after the river caught fire in 1969. Photo: Mark Duncan/Associated Press.From the Ashes of ’69, a River RebornBy Christopher Maag / June 20, 2009 CLEVELAND … finish reading Success Is Possible with Environmental Protection: The Cuyahoga River

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US Recycling Is Poisoning the Rest of the World

This boy was scavenging on a pile of broken electronics at the Alaba market, Lagos, Nigeria. 2006. (Photo © Basel Action Network)EPA Faulted for Failing to Control E-Waste ExportsSeptember 19, 2008 WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. hazardous waste regulations have not … finish reading US Recycling Is Poisoning the Rest of the World

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Addicting You to Your Drinking Water

I facetiously used to say that they put heroine in chapstick because it seemed to be so addicting. Now the over-regulation of the disposal of medical “controlled substances” endangers us with our drinking water. Good one, government !! Richard Jehn … finish reading Addicting You to Your Drinking Water

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BushCo and Sarah Palin : Polar Bears, Schmolar Bears….

‘The Bush Administration had not wanted to designate the polar bear as threatened in the first place; now Palin’s lawsuit provided cover to backtrack on the decision’By Mark Hertsgaard / September 10, 2008 It wasn’t much noticed at the time, … finish reading BushCo and Sarah Palin : Polar Bears, Schmolar Bears….

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Remember the Bees? EPA Is Hiding Something

EPA is Hiding Colony Collapse Disorder InformationAugust 18, 2008 NRDC Forced to Sue to Get Public Records on Bee Mystery WASHINGTON — The Natural Resources Defense Council filed a lawsuit today to uncover critical information that the US government is … finish reading Remember the Bees? EPA Is Hiding Something

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The Most Malicious and Deceitful Administration in American History

Democrats: White House must publish ‘chilling’ climate change documentBy Elana Schor The row over US inaction on carbon emissions reached new heights yesterday after the White House allowed Congress to look at last year’s government proposal to officially deem climate … finish reading The Most Malicious and Deceitful Administration in American History

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The Court Decision Disappointed Even the Victors

Decisions Shut Door on Bush Clean-Air StepsBy Felicity Barringer / July 12, 2008 Any major steps by the Bush administration to control air pollution or reduce emissions of heat-trapping gases came to a dead end on Friday, the combined result … finish reading The Court Decision Disappointed Even the Victors

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Port Arthur Site Set to Burn Toxic PCBs

Life in Port Arthur, Texas is about to get worse. Photo by AP.EPA poised to let Mexican imports be destroyed in Texas townBy Matthew Tresaugue / June 13, 2008 PORT ARTHUR — The west end of this Gulf Coast refinery … finish reading Port Arthur Site Set to Burn Toxic PCBs

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