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Chemical Industry Eyes New Chance to Drive EPA Risk Analyses

Bloomberg BNA
July 18, 2017

Chemical makers convinced their products are safe can now ask the EPA for a risk assessment, which could be used to allay concerns raised by customers, states, or the public.

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The Environmental Destruction Agency

Study Breaks
July 14, 2017

Once tasked with regulating industry and protecting the well-being of America’s natural world, the EPA has become a haven for anti-science and anti-environmentalism attitudes[...] Pruitt has repeatedly said that the states should decide the level of regulations applied to their waterways– but not all states can. 36 states, according to a study conducted by the Environmental Law Institute “have laws that could restrict the authority of state agencies or localities to regulate waters left unprotected by the federal Clean Water Act.”

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West Bank Coastal Restoration Project, One of State's Biggest, Topic of 6 Meetings

The Times-Picayune
July 11, 2017

One of the biggest marsh restoration projects proposed in Louisiana's 50-year, $50 billion coastal master plan will be up for discussion at six public meetings in the next three weeks. Restore the Mississippi River Delta, a coalition of environmental groups, and the Environmental Law Institute have meetings set Tuesday night (July 11) in New Orleans, Wednesday in Belle Chasse, and July 13 in Westwego.

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Why Did EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Repeal the Clean Water Rule?

Newsweek
July 9, 2017

On June 27, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt signed a proposed rule rescinding the Obama administration’s “Clean Water Rule.” This regulation is designed to clarify which streams, lakes, wetlands and other water bodies fall under the protection of the Clean Water Act.

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Does Scott Pruitt have a solid case for repealing the Clean Water Rule?

The Conversation
July 5, 2017

Pruitt contends that if states want to protect waters more strictly than the federal standard, they can choose to do so. But according to a detailed 50-state survey by the Environmental Law Institute, 36 states “have laws that could restrict the authority of state agencies or localities to regulate waters left unprotected by the federal Clean Water Act.”

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