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State environmental officials fail to report critical water data, according to state audit

by Boston Globe | June 16, 2020
“The state Department of Environmental Protection has failed to send federal regulators reports about the safety of watersheds in Massachusetts, according to the state auditor. “DEP’s excuses don’t pass the straight-face test,” said Kyla Bennett, director of Public Employees ...

How far has the coronavirus spread? The answer may be in the sewers

by Boston Globe | May 6, 2020
“As more states look for ways to reopen, they’re hampered by the lack of sufficient testing for the coronavirus, making its prevalence impossible to gauge. So public health officials are now looking at another way to measure the spread of the contagion: by examining raw sewage. If ...

Trump’s EPA Is Said to Cut Scientists out of New Water Policy That Threatens New England Wetlands

by Boston Globe | January 18, 2020
“With the Trump administration poised to roll back key protections for much of the nation’s wetlands, scientists at the US Environmental Protection Agency are accusing the agency’s political appointees of ignoring their advice and barring them from shaping sweeping new guidelines ...

Federal agency accused of misrepresenting views of its scientists in opening fishing grounds off Cape

by Boston Globe | October 3, 2019
The federal agency responsible for protecting North Atlantic right whales misrepresented the views of its own scientists to justify its decision to open long-closed fishing grounds off Nantucket last year, putting the critically endangered species at greater risk, according to an ...
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