Defending Bristol Bay

Braided waterways and wetlands create rich salmon spawning grounds

Withdrawal of Clean Water Act protections for Bristol Bay, Alaska (Pebble Mine)  Comment by October 17 The Trump Administration is proposing to reverse restrictions on discharge of mining wastes in Alaska’s Bristol Bay watershed, the largest sockeye salmon spawning area in the world.  The proposal was published July 19, 2017. The public comment period is … Read moreDefending Bristol Bay

The CLEAN WATER RULE – Why “Navigability” Matters

History of the Clean Water Act Cuyahoga River – then and now In 1969 the Cuyahoga River in Ohio burst into flames.  Time magazine’s photos of the burning river noted that it was so saturated with sewage and industrial waste that it “oozes rather than flows.”  A record number of fish kills were also recorded … Read moreThe CLEAN WATER RULE – Why “Navigability” Matters

Job Center open for EPA staff being ousted by Trump

The EPA Alumni Association has created an on-line job center to help EPA staffers find new work   https://jobs.epaalumni.org  On Monday, August 6, the Trump Administration begins its assault on EPA staffing. This Administration plans to eliminate more than 3000 jobs – in an agency with only 15,000 employees.  The pink slips start flowing with folks … Read moreJob Center open for EPA staff being ousted by Trump

Clean Water Rule (WOTUS) Comment Period Open

Stream showing low water and high water mark.

Comment by August 28 The Trump Administration wants to remove Clean Water Act protections from two million miles of waterways and millions of acres of wetlands. Rollback of this rule would put drinking water at risk for 117 million Americans.  The public comment period is ongoing; comments must be received on or before 11:59 pm … Read moreClean Water Rule (WOTUS) Comment Period Open

Make Your Voice Heard: ROLLBACK OF AIR POLLUTION STANDARDS — OIL AND GAS SECTOR 

Oil well flaring gas

Comment by August 9 The Trump Administration wants to delay and weaken emission controls that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions and asthma-inducing smog.  The public comment period is ongoing; comments must be received on or before 11:59 pm August 9. Summary EPA has proposed to delay key elements of methane air quality emissions standards for … Read moreMake Your Voice Heard: ROLLBACK OF AIR POLLUTION STANDARDS — OIL AND GAS SECTOR 

Resisting the Trump De-Regulatory Agenda: EPA Rules Open for Comment

White House with Resist banner

The Trump Administration’s assault on federal rules that protect the public is in full swing. We’ve developed a how-to manual with insights and advice on HOW to to participate in a rulemaking process. It is a step-by-step guide for individuals, groups, and organizations who want to make their voices heard. A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR RESISTING … Read moreResisting the Trump De-Regulatory Agenda: EPA Rules Open for Comment

Proposed EPA Budget Cuts Meet Stiff Bipartisan Resistance from House Appropriations Subcommittee

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt defended the Trump Administration’s massive cuts to the EPA budget before a key House subcommittee on Thursday.   The plan to dismantle our environmental protections  was not well received – by either party. Bloomberg reports: The criticism of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt at a budget hearing Thursday illustrates the difficulty Trump … Read moreProposed EPA Budget Cuts Meet Stiff Bipartisan Resistance from House Appropriations Subcommittee

The Trump Budget Aims to Cripple Environmental Protection

Thanks to the Environmental Protection Network for this summary analysis of the Trump Administration’s proposed budget cuts to EPA – and our environmental protections. The Trump Administration claims that it supports clean air and water, but its proposed FY 2018 Budget tells another story. Their deep cuts would slash the Environmental Protection Agency’s Budget 42% … Read moreThe Trump Budget Aims to Cripple Environmental Protection

The Dodd-Frank Rollback and climate change

We try to stay non-partisan at SaveEPA, since we truly believe that protection of public health and environment is a bi-partisan issue. But sometimes the House GOP’s actions are so anti-public interest that we have to call them out. That’s the case with the “shareholder engagement” changes passed by the House last week as part … Read moreThe Dodd-Frank Rollback and climate change

Summertime – and the climate is heating

Denver may see a month of 100-degree days by 2080. It’s early June and temperatures in Denver are already in the mid-90s. Climate modeling predicts a lot more of those days to come. Today’s Denverite has a good piece about summertime getting hotter and what Denver and the State of Colorado are doing – and … Read moreSummertime – and the climate is heating

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