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Hazardous chemicals and government silence — a dangerous mix

by The Hill | March 26, 2020
“Tort litigation has yielded multi-million-dollar verdicts for chemical exposure victims, prompted a documentary and a Hollywood feature film about the chemicals’ perils. Yet, the Environmental Protection Agency has failed to designate waste containing the chemicals as &# ...

New EPA order limits telework post-pandemic

by The Hill | March 24, 2020
“A newly implemented order from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires employees to work from the office at least three days per week, though the agency says it does not apply to the current situation involving the coronavirus pandemic. Tim Whitehouse, the executive ...

Second EPA employee tests positive for coronavirus

by The Hill | March 19, 2020
“A second Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) employee has tested positive for coronavirus, and another worker has come into contact with someone who tested positive. The EPA sent an email to staff Thursday informing them that the two employees work in the New England region, which ...

BLM Leadership Expanded Oil Drilling in Colorado Over Local Staff Objections

by The Hill | February 6, 2020
“The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Washington office ignored the advice of its Colorado staff, deciding to expand oil and gas drilling in the southwest corner of the state because earlier plans were ‘not in line with the administration’s direction to decrease regulatory ...

Interior removes controversial proposed change from final FOIA rule

by The Hill | October 25, 2019
“The concern is that they haven’t even been following their own rules previously. Even if this rule got rid of the really bad stuff, Jorjani has not been afraid to ignore the rules when it’s politically expedient or would be embarrassing for [Interior Secretary] David Bernhardt ...
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