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Safety Agency Trump Wants Shut Moves Ahead with ‘Quorum of One’

by Bloomberg Law | August 7, 2020
“The new chairwoman of a federal agency that investigates major industrial accidents has an unusual problem: she’s the only person on its five-member board, and President Donald Trump wants it shut down. Katherine Lemos said she plans to continue the U.S. Chemical Safety Board’s ...

Groups Ask Court to Remove Pendley as De Facto Lands Director

by Bloomberg Law | July 6, 2020
“The Interior Department is violating federal law by continuing to give William Perry Pendley the authority of Bureau of Land Management director before the Senate confirms him in that position, two environmental groups allege in an amended lawsuit they seek to file in federal court ...

When Public Comments Aren’t Public: Land Agency Holding Records

by Bloomberg Law | June 24, 2020
“Usually when public comments are filed with a federal agency, they are made, well, public. Not so for the Bureau of Land Management, which is demanding that in some cases, such comments only be obtained through the cumbersome Freedom of Information Act. “Ultimately, it’s the ...

EPA Steps Up Health Protocol for Cleanup at Toxic Waste Sites

by Bloomberg Law | April 23, 2020
“Emergency medical technicians and thermometers should be on hand when conducting toxic waste cleanups to reduce exposure to the coronavirus, the EPA said in an internal memo released Wednesday. The memo was obtained by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility and ...