EPA seeks to scuttle cleanup of coal power plant pollution
The visit from Pruitt comes amid reportsthat 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 toldCNNthat 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.
"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.
Two people were killed Wednesday in Venezuela as opposition-led protests against President Nicolas Maduro rocked the country. Foreign governments are also warning about the increasingly bellicose rhetoric and repressive stance of the government.
The dollar index, which tracks the greenback against six major peers, was up 0.23 percent at 99.731 in late trading on Wednesday. Gasoline stocks were up by 1.5 million barrels, compared with expectations in a Reuters poll for a 1.9 million-barrel drop.
Attorney General DeWine announced the creation of the Ohio START (Sobriety, Treatment, and Reducing Trauma) program last month. The program only had $3.5 million in funding, but DeWine committed an additional $1.1 million to the cause.
But Theresa May's decision to call a snap general election little more than a month later on June 8 put that in doubt. The victory "shows the power of a clear pro-European message in seats that voted Remain", Sylvester said.
The New York Times reported on April 1 that Fox and O'Reilly paid five women a total of $13 million to settle harassment claims . Its previous effort died in 2011, a casualty of the phone-hacking scandal at Rupert Murdoch's British newspapers.
The game will be available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in the US on May 16, 2017 and in the United Kingdom on the May 19, 2017. In the third Shattered Alliances video, we saw Brainiac's work on Krypton.
The squad will depart for England on May 16 and will play in practice matches against Sussex and Northants. Their first group match of the Champions Trophy will come on June 3 against Sri Lanka at the Oval.
It is now - really -steaming northward and is expected to arrive in the Sea of Japan sometime next week, US officials said. Cavas was first to report Monday about the Navy's post that revealed the Carl Vinson nowhere near the Korean Peninsula.
This new augmented reality platform will definitely add edge to the graphics that are visible from a camera lens. Technology gurus hold many different opinions about the true potentials of virtual/augmented reality (VR/AR).
More awards will be announced May 10, with winners of college-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards announced on June 7 and July 17. MacArthur High School senior Benjamin Harris Bolin was recently announced as a victor of the National Merit CACI Scholarship.
O'Reilly, whose lawyer has accused far-left groups of engaging in a smear campaign, met with Pope Francis today while on vacation. His trip came as Fox News Channel's parent company 21st Century Fox is investigating sexual harassment allegations against him.
Trump to meet Italian premier ahead of G-7 meeting in Italy
The visit will come a month before Trump is scheduled to travel to Italy for the first Group of 7 summit of his presidency. Trump was quick to dismiss the notion that the US would get involved in Libya, saying, " I do not see a role in Libya ".
Neighbor charged in murder of Schaumburg woman
Officers conducted a well-being check after friends who were concered over her absence from church contacted police. Investigators still don't know if Thrasher and Mejia-Maya had known each other before the murder, the report added.
Carl Vinson strike group isn't heading directly to Korea
The naval strike group had actually spent the past few days conducting drills with the Australian Navy, the official said. President Donald Trump the next day said on the Fox Business Network that 'we are sending an armada.
Jaitley confident of Vijay Mallya's extradition to India
The CBI team would put-forth four major cases to back its argument to get Mallya back to India and try him before an Indian court. Mallya, whose now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines owes more than Rs 9,000 crore to various banks, had left India on March 2, 2016.
Younis Khan eyes Test milestone
Younis Khan is just 23 runs away from becoming the first Pakistan player to score 10,000 Test runs. Pakistan topped the Test rankings last September following their drawn series in England.