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NPS cut its special agents by nearly half, memo shows

by E&E News | January 4, 2023
The National Park Service has reduced the number of criminal investigators who handle difficult cases by 45 percent over the last 20 years, and they will spend less time on property crimes and drug cases as a result, according to an internal memo. The memo, obtained by the advocacy group ...

Chemical investigators push EPA on refinery safety

by E&E News Greenwire | October 12, 2022
Concerns around HF have endured for years. In early 2019, CSB similarly appealed to EPA to scrutinize the chemical following repeated incidents at refineries (Greenwire, April 24, 2019). That same year, months after the PES incident, EPA rejected a petition from Public Employees for ...

EPA official demoted under Trump appeals lawsuit

by E&E News Greenwire | July 25, 2022
“Dr. Etzel made important disclosures about EPA’s failure to address children’s lead poisoning, and in retaliation was removed from her position as EPA’s Director of the Office of Children’s Health Protection,” her attorney, Paula Dinerstein of Public Employees for ...

NPS ranger ranks ‘dangerously thin’ as crime rises, report says

by E&E News Greenwire | July 19, 2022
Despite an increase in crime, the number of law enforcement officers assigned to national parks has declined substantially since 2005, with park rangers now spread “dangerously thin,” according to a report released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. The ...

EPA sets targets for slashing PFAS in drinking water

by E&E News Greenwire | June 15, 2022
And various advocates and experts also voiced concerns over components of EPA’s move. Erik Olson, who directs health and food work for NRDC, questioned the advisory for PFBS, which is significantly higher than the other four chemicals and seemingly out of step with some of the available ...
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