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Ethics Body Won’t Certify Final Pruitt Disclosure Report Over Condo Deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Office of Government Ethics is refusing to certify one of the final financial disclosure reports of ex-Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, citing the cut-rate $50-a-night deal Pruitt had for a luxury Washington condo. The ethics body said in a finding released Tuesday that federal authorities never resolved whether Pruitt’s condo deal with the wife of a lobbyist was a proper business arrangement or an improper gift linked to a lobbyist who did busines...
Tags: News, AP story, EPA, Office of Government Ethics, OGE, Scott Pruitt, Trump swamp, Summer Concepcion

Here’s how to arm yourself as mosquito season lands early

The Aedes mosquitoes are here to stay, arriving in Southern California from Asia, Central America, Australia, and the southern states of Texas, Louisiana and Florida. Aedes albopictus, the Asian tiger mosquito, arrived in Los Angeles County in 2011; Aedes aegypti, the yellow fever mosquito, was recorded locally in 2014; and Aedes notoscriptus came in 2017. The Aedes mosquito made its first Orange County appearance in 2015, in both Mission Viejo and the northern parts of the county, but they have...
Tags: Sport, Mosquito, Public Health, Soccer, Epa, Local News, Orange County, Young, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Texas Louisiana, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories WDN

EPA administrator recuses himself from Pebble Mine decisions

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says he is recusing himself from decisions related to the proposed Pebble Mine in southwest Alaska. Andrew Wheeler, in a memo, says his former employer provided services to a client related to the Pebble project. His memo doesn’t provide details on that but […]
Tags: News, Ap, Alaska, Epa, Pebble, Pebble Mine, Northwest, U S Environmental Protection Agency, Juneau Alaska, Andrew Wheeler

Groups: EPA has dragged heels on oil dispersant rules

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Environmental groups and women from Alaska and Louisiana say the Environmental Protection Agency has dragged its feet on issuing rules for oil spill dispersants, and they’re ready to sue to demand them. They say dispersants used after the Exxon Valdez and BP oil spills were worse than oil alone. But they […]
Tags: Health, News, Ap, Nation, Alaska, New Orleans, Epa, Louisiana, Environmental Protection Agency, Northwest

Florida Citrus Trees To Be Sprayed With Thousands of Kilograms of Antiobiotics

Long-time Slashdot reader memnock quotes Nature: In the next month or so, orange trees across Florida will erupt in white blossoms, signalling the start of another citrus season. But this year, something different will be blowing in the winds. Farmers are preparing to spray their trees with hundreds of thousands of kilograms of two common antibiotics to combat citrus greening, a bacterial disease that has been killing Florida citrus trees for more than a decade. The US Environmental Protection ...
Tags: Florida, Tech, Epa, US Environmental Protection Agency EPA

8 ways to make your bathroom more eco-friendly

An outdated bathroom isn’t just an eyesore; it can also be quite harmful to the environment, because old toilets and faucets waste a ton of water, most of the building materials aren’t sustainable and many water heaters use way more energy than needed. In recent years, there have been significant changes in the world of bathrooms, with many eco-friendly fixtures, decor and accessories hitting the market. If it is time for a bathroom remodel in your home, take the opportunity to go green with so...
Tags: Design, Organic Cotton, Features, Green Building, Epa, Bright Ideas, Environmental Protection Agency, Bamboo, Teak, U S Energy Information Administration, Energy Efficient, Kaldewei, Recycled Tile, Low-flow Water Fixtures, Eco-friendly Bathroom, Organic Towels

EPA looking at issuing partial hardship waivers for some of the 39 applications received in 2018

In Washington, Reuters reports that the Environmental Protection Agency has decided to compromise on the issue of hardship waivers for small oil refineries, deciding it will issue partial waivers for some of the 39 applications it received for 2018 compliance. Only once has the EPA granted a partial waiver in the past and that was more than a decade ago. The agency only just finished ruling on 2017 waiver applications, much later than its statutory requirement, but plans to comply with the end-M...
Tags: Washington, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, Producer News, Reuters, Waivers

EPA Promises, Yet Again, That It Will Do Something About America’s Lead Pipes

Lead exposure can impair brain function and cause miscarriages, and yet millions of lead pipes remain in use.
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Port of Seattle and Washington state coalesce for sustainable aviation fuels

Port of Seattle Sustainable Aviation Fuel Summit Conference. By Fred Felleman, Port of Seattle Commissioner Special to The Digest Despite our reputation as environmentally progressive and determined protectors of the climate, Washington state has not kept up with its neighbors to the north and south when it comes to a clean fuel standard or supply. We know how to make the fuel. Washington state is home to innovative biofuel production companies. Yet, our manufacturers export their supply to Cal...
Tags: Transportation, Washington, Alaska, House, Epa, Seattle, British Columbia, Thought Leadership, Delta Air Lines, Jay Inslee, International Civil Aviation Organization ICAO, Washington State Legislature, Sea Tac Airport, California Oregon, Clean Fuel Standard, International Maritime Organization IMO

Air purifiers get steep price cuts on Amazon just in time for allergy season

Spring kicks off allergy season, and Amazon has cut prices on three highly rated air purifiers to bring relief. Allergens and contaminants in the air can have long-term consequences, says the EPA, so proactive steps can help today and later on. The post Air purifiers get steep price cuts on Amazon just in time for allergy season appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Amazon, Deals, News, Trends, Epa, Smart Home, Allergy, Air Purifiers

United States: The Nickel Report Blog: PFAS: States Not Waiting For EPA - Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

EPA has shown a little love for states wanting action on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
Tags: News, United States, Epa, EPA Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Concerns regarding proposed changes to EPA's causality framework

In this Policy Forum, Gretchen Goldman and Francesca Dominici raise concerns over recent developments at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that 'stand to quietly upend the time-tested and scientifically backed process the agency relies on to protect the public from ambient air pollution.'
Tags: Science, Epa, US Environmental Protection Agency EPA, Gretchen Goldman, Francesca Dominici

EPA head says clean-water access is 'biggest environmental threat' -- despite regulation rollbacks

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said access to clean drinking water worldwide is "the biggest environmental threat," while climate change threats are "50 to 75 years out" in an interview with CBS on Wednesday.
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EPA argues for shifting focus from climate change to water

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unsafe drinking water, not climate change, is the world's most immediate public health issue, Environmental Protection Agency administrator Andrew Wheeler contended Wednesday.
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EPA Chief Calls Unsafe Water a Bigger Threat than Climate Change, Despite Data

EPA Chief Calls Unsafe Water a Bigger Threat than Climate Change, Despite Data
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EPA chief says unsafe water, polluted oceans a bigger global environmental crisis than climate change

The head of the top U.S. environmental agency said on Wednesday that the Trump administration considers drinking water quality around the world a bigger crisis than climate change, despite the recent surge in debate around the proposed Green New Deal. Wheeler said the Trump administration wants to do more to address water issues that affect up to 2.5 billion people around the world, according to the United Nations, and infrastructure issues that could cost the U.S. up to $700 billion.
Tags: Science, United Nations, Epa, Trump, Green New Deal Wheeler

Ex-Coal Lobbyist Heading EPA: Unsafe Water Is ‘Biggest Threat,’ Not Climate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency’s new administrator says unsafe drinking water is “probably the biggest environmental threat” the world faces. Andrew Wheeler told CBS News in an interview airing Wednesday climate change is “an important issue” but most of the threats it poses are “50 to 75 years out” and it’s “unreasonable” for the 2020 Democratic candidates to focus so much on it. Climate scientists see the necessity for broad and immediate action to address global warmi...
Tags: News, Climate Change, Washington, Cbs News, Ap, United Nations, Wheeler, Epa, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler, Summer Concepcion, AP story

Trump’s EPA Head Said Climate Change Is Not a Top Threat Because It’s ’50 to 75 Years Out’

Andrew Wheeler also said it's "unreasonable" for 2020 Democratic candidates to focus on climate change
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Epa, Trump, Andrew Wheeler, Onetime

EPA Administrator Dismisses Climate Change As ’50 To 75 Years Out’

Andrew Wheeler, a former coal industry lobbyist, has regularly downplayed the threat of climate change.
Tags: News, Epa, Andrew Wheeler

Federal water proposal decimates pollution protections

Now is the brief window to join the battle against a Trump administration proposal to radically shrink the nation’s number of streams and wetlands protected by the Clean Water Act. This proposal is a gift to polluters that would threaten millions who depend on clean water and streams for drinking, farming, recreation, and economic development. It only takes seconds to register your opposition at “This would be the biggest rollback in the history of the Clean Water Ac...
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EPA Administrator Dismisses Climate Change As '50 To 75 Years Out'

"What we need to do is make sure that the wholeworld is focused on the people who are dying today, the thousand children thatdie every day from lack of drinking wate
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A Comprehensive Guide to Due Diligence Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions

By Richard D. Harroch, David A. Lipkin, Richard V. Smith, and John Cook Mergers and acquisitions typically involve a significant amount of due diligence by the buyer. Before committing to the transaction, the buyer will want to ensure that it knows what it is buying, what obligations it is assuming, the nature and extent of the seller’s contingent liabilities, problematic contracts, litigation risks, intellectual property issues, and much more. This is particularly true in private company acquis...
Tags: Organization, Sales, America, San Francisco, ISO, David, Xerox, Silicon Valley, Epa, John, Department Of Justice, Richard, Wall Street Journal, Irs, San Francisco Bay Area, Orrick Herrington Sutcliffe

Research: Pure omega-3 prescription drug significantly reduces the occurrence of ischemic events

Taking a high dose of icosapent ethyl--a pure and stable prescription form of the omega-3 fatty acid known as EPA--significantly reduces the occurrence of first, subsequent and total ischemic events, including heart attacks, strokes and related deaths, among people at high cardiovascular risk despite already being on statin therapy, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 68th Annual Scientific Session.
Tags: Health, Epa, American College of Cardiology

SEC pushes court to hold Elon Musk in contempt over Tesla tweets

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is in blatant violation of a settlement agreement reached last year over securities fraud allegations, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said in a biting response to the court that argued the billionaire entrepreneur be held in contempt. The response, which was filed late Monday, is the latest salvo in the agency’s fight with Musk that was sparked by the now infamous “funding secured” tweet. The SEC filed a complaint in federal district court in September alle...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Washington, Court, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Shanghai, SEC, Epa, Model S, Musk, Model 3, U S Securities and Exchange Commission, Model Y, Dane Butswinkas

Partisan polarization and America’s perpetually ballooning national debt

Last week, President Trump submitted his 2020 budget to Congress. It reflects familiar policy priorities. Recipients of food stamps, public housing, and Medicaid will have to show they are working or actively seeking work. (That standard already exists for federal welfare.)  Savings are asserted in Medicare and Social Security Disability programs from eliminating fraud and tougher negotiations on prescription drug prices. Money for EPA, climate change and renewable energy research, and the US di...
Tags: Obama, Congress, California, Opinion, Iraq, US, America, Reagan, Sport, Afghanistan, Soccer, Bill Clinton, Epa, Nancy Pelosi, Republican Party, Defense Department

Carson refinery fire will likely fuel price hikes at gas pump

The Marathon Petroleum refinery looms in the background behind a Shell and Chevron gas station in Carson on Monday, Mar. 18, 2019. Gas prices will probably rise following the fire at the nearby Phillips 66 refinery on Friday. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG) A partial shutdown of the Phillips 66 refinery in Carson — when combined with temporary closures of two other facilities on the West Coast — began driving up pump prices Monday in Southern California, according to oil industry e...
Tags: Business, News, Washington, Fire, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Epa, West Coast, Local News, Shell, Gas Prices, Chevron, Richmond, Southern California, Los Angeles County

Pure Omega-3 prescription drug markedly reduces first, repeat and total CV events

Taking a high dose of icosapent ethyl -- a pure and stable prescription form of the omega-3 fatty acid known as EPA -- significantly reduces the occurrence of first, subsequent and total ischemic events, including heart attacks, strokes and related deaths, among people at high cardiovascular risk despite already being on statin therapy, according to new research.
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Icosapent ethyl drug reduces risk of recurrent cardiovascular events

Further insights from the REDUCE-IT trial show that high-dose, pure and stable EPA omega 3 drug not only reduces the burden of first cardiovascular events but also subsequent and total heart attacks, strokes, and other measures.
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EPA ban on popular toxic paint strippers: What to know

Prior to the EPA's announced ban on methylene chloride sales to consumers, a national campaign to stop sales had already been appealing to retailers.            [Author: Detroit Free Press]
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EPA, Scaling Back Obama Proposal, Plans Partial Ban of a Deadly Chemical

The rule, which scales back a ban proposed under President Barack Obama, would prohibit the consumer use of products containing methylene chloride but allow commercial use.
Tags: News, Environment, Barack Obama, Epa, Chemicals, Environmental Protection Agency, United States Politics and Government, Deaths (Fatalities, Methylene Chloride