Corporations & their agents Archives: Environmental Protection Agency

Bristol Bay Outrage as Trump EPA Scores Backroom Deal With Pebble Mine

Featured image: Bristol Bay Leadership at a press conference in Dillingham, AK on Pebble & EPA settlement.      by United Tribes of Bristol Bay / Intercontinental Cry DILLINGHAM, AK –Bristol Bay leaders are outraged by the Pebble Limited Partnership and Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) settlement concerning the proposed Clean Water Act protections for the Bristol … Continue reading Bristol Bay Outrage as Trump EPA Scores Backroom Deal With Pebble Mine

Public Interest Versus Private Greed (Rosemont Copper Mine)

Original post by Frances Causey, The Huffington Post The refrain is all too common these days. The democratic and regulatory process circumvented in favor of big business interests at the expense of practically everything else. Think “Too Big To Fail Banks” — the big banks produced record profits last quarter and yet our banking system, … Continue reading Public Interest Versus Private Greed (Rosemont Copper Mine)

Atrazine contaminating water in four US states, causing cancer and birth defects

By Pesticide Action Network Results released today from water sampling across four Midwestern states – Illinois, Nebraska, Iowa and Minnesota – indicate that the endocrine disrupting pesticide atrazine is still being found in drinking water at levels linked to birth defects and low birth weight. Syngenta, one of the world’s largest pesticide corporations, has continued … Continue reading Atrazine contaminating water in four US states, causing cancer and birth defects

Lobbyists for palm oil industry try to reverse EPA decision against carbon-intensive biodiesel

By Mongabay Wilmar International, the world’s largest palm oil processor and trader, has hired a major lobbying firm to overturn the Environmental Protection Agency’s ruling that palm oil-based biodiesel will not meet greenhouse gas emissions standards under America’s Renewable Fuels Standard, reports The Hill. Wilmar Oleo North America hired lobbying firm Van Ness Feldman to … Continue reading Lobbyists for palm oil industry try to reverse EPA decision against carbon-intensive biodiesel

EPA rejects petition to ban the herbicide 2,4-D, formerly a component of Agent Orange

By Andrew Pollack / The New York Times The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday said that the widely used herbicide 2,4-D would remain on the market, denying a petition from an environmental group that sought to revoke the chemical’s approval. The E.P.A. said that the environmental group, the Natural Resources Defense Council, had not adequately … Continue reading EPA rejects petition to ban the herbicide 2,4-D, formerly a component of Agent Orange

Study finds water in Pennsylvania town contaminated with methane and fracking toxins

By Christine Shearer / TruthOut Although the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 3 issued a statement last week that its preliminary tests of water samples near drilling and fracking sites in the Pennsylvania town of Dimock showed no health concerns, the group Water Defense and “Gasland” director Josh Fox went to Dimock to look at … Continue reading Study finds water in Pennsylvania town contaminated with methane and fracking toxins

Fracking industry has spent $726 million on lobbying since 2001

By Environment News Service A natural gas drilling rush is on in rural North Dakota. And with it, residents are reporting growing numbers of respiratory ailments, skin lesions, blood oozing from eyes, and the deaths of livestock and pets. Elsewhere, residents of Texas, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Wyoming and other states who thought they’d hit the lottery … Continue reading Fracking industry has spent $726 million on lobbying since 2001

Air pollution in Southern California likely to kill up to 360,000 people

By Bernice Yeung / Huffington Post Southern Californians are among those at highest risk of death due to air pollution, according to recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency research published in the journal Risk Analysis. The study, published last month, was conducted to “provide insight to the size and location of public health risks associated with … Continue reading Air pollution in Southern California likely to kill up to 360,000 people

What Killed Dunkard Creek? Residents in Pennsylvania and West Virginia Say Fracking

By Adam Federman On August 27, 2009, Dan Cincotta, a fisheries biologist with West Virginia’s Department of Natural Resources, was conducting a routine inventory of Dunkard Creek, a small river that runs through West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania. He was accompanied by a consultant and an environmental engineer from the state’s largest coal and gas … Continue reading What Killed Dunkard Creek? Residents in Pennsylvania and West Virginia Say Fracking