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Pilots flying tourists over national parks face new rules. None are stricter than at Mount Rushmore

by Associated Press | December 4, 2023
Fewer planes and helicopters will be flying tourists over Mount Rushmore and other national monuments and parks as new regulations take effect that are intended to protect the serenity of some of the most beloved natural areas in the United States. “Mostly, the plans have been pretty ...

Watchdog: Chemical safety agency impeded by staff shortage

by Associated Press | September 9, 2022
“The Chemical Safety Board barely survived the Trump war of attrition against it,″ said Jeff Ruch, a top official at Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, a watchdog group of current and former public employees. The watchdog group had sharply criticized Lemos and ...

EPA Prosecutions of Polluters Approach Quarter-Century Lows

by Associated Press | November 21, 2019
“WASHINGTON (AP) — Criminal prosecution and convictions of polluters have fallen to quarter-century lows under the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency, deepening three years of overall enforcement declines, according to Justice Department statistics. And while ...
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