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Top news: California first to tackle microplastics in drinking water

Top news: California first to tackle microplastics in drinking water CAL MATTERS: BY RACHEL BECKERMARCH 15, 2021 Microplastics have contaminated the environment and the bodies of animals around the world: Ice cores in the Arctic, invertebrates in Antarctica, humpback whales in the North Sea, seals and seabirds in the Southern Ocean, fish and shellfish on six continents and even human placentas. Microplastics collected in the San Francisco […]

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Justice for Flint Michigan: Republican Rick Snyder to be criminally charged for Flint water crisis: report

JUSTICE DELAYED: “Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, his health director and other ex-officials have been told they’re being charged after a new investigation of the Flint water scandal, which devastated the majority Black city with lead-contaminated water and was blamed for a deadly outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in 2014-15….” Republican Rick Snyder to be criminally

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‘Absolutely Unconscionable’: Trump EPA Refuses to Limit Toxic Chemicals That Contaminate Drinking Water of Millions

SWAMP WATCH:  “It is absolutely unconscionable for the Trump administration to refuse to even start the process of setting a limit on these poisonous chemicals,” declared Erik Olson of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). “Communities around the country need swift, meaningful action from the government. Punting responsibility to the private sector and states is

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Trump’s EPA eyes cuts in water pollution regulation that directly affects the Gulf of Mexico

Opinion: “Mad Max”  at the helm…… Trump’s EPA eyes cuts in water pollution regulation that directly affects the Gulf of Mexico One of Trump’s first actions in office was to tell the EPA chief to repeal or revise the Clean Water Rule. Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency has proposed cuts in water pollution regulation that would increase the 5,772-square-mile dead zone

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