EPA seeks to scuttle cleanup of coal power plant pollution

The visit from Pruitt comes amid reports that the agency was considering closing the EPA Chicago office responsible for environmental regulation of six states and the Great Lakes.

"Any attempt by this administration to close any US EPA regional office will further cripple environmental protection efforts, while also sending a clear signal to polluters to further contaminate the Chesapeake Bay, Great Lakes, Puget Sound, as well as our rivers, streams and wetlands", said American Federation of Government Employees Local 704 President John O'Grady, whose union represents EPA employees.

The Natural Resources Defense Council told CNN that Pruitt has yet to respond to its request for more EPA assistance and oversight in the lead problem in East Chicago's drinking water. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford) Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks at a news conference Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in East Chicago, Ind., following a tour of a public-housing complex where roughly 1,000 people were ordered evacuated because of lead contamination.

Chanting crowds weaved through streets of East Chicago on Wednesday near a Superfund site. "Stop corporate greed. Fully fund the EPA". The site is known as USS Lead, referring to the smelting facility that operated there between 1906 and 1985, turning refined copper and lead into batteries and other products and, in the process, contaminating the soil in the area with lead and arsenic. Lead in water and lead in soil are not related, and EPA has said that if up to 90 percent of the city's water lines are lead, all residents should use a certified filter. An expert said the chemical the city was using actually could have increased lead releases.

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"Each visit has really cemented in my mind what many people have long known to be true", Holcomb said. Some held signs that read "East Chicago Demands Clean Water".

Residents of a lead-contaminated public-housing complex in IN and environmental activists are protesting ahead of a visit by the head of the Environmental Protection Agency.

"EPA is continuing to follow through with President Trump's energy independence executive order", Pruitt said in a statement. "We will not relent. Rolling back these rules would be a mistake not just for today, but for generations in the future". We call upon the governor.

Speaking to Fox & Friends last Friday morning, Pruitt claimed once again that the groundbreaking climate change mitigation pact - one that virtually every single other nation on Earth has vowed to adhere to with or without the help of the USA - is a "bad deal" for his country. Support from subscribers is vital to continue our mission.

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