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Bipartisan senators propose forcing EPA to set drinking water standard for 'forever chemicals'

https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/448659-congress-would-force-epa-to-regulate-harmful-forever-chemicals-inA bipartisan group of senators on Thursday filed an amendment that would force the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to set a drinking water standard for so-called forever chemicals.Sens. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Tom Carper (D-… Original Title: […]

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Oregon officials start work removing barrels labeled with Agent Orange chemicals from bottom of lake

https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/448672-oregon-officials-start-work-removing-barrels-labeled-with-agentOregon officials with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week began removing barrels recently discovered at the bottom of Wallowa Lake marked as containing chemicals.The Twitter account for U.S. EPA Region 10 tweeted about the… Original […]

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Belfast salmon farm developers clear a key hurdle

http://bangordailynews.com/2019/06/14/news/midcoast/belfast-salmon-farm-developers-clear-a-key-hurdle/The Maine Department of Environmental Protection decided Thursday that Nordic Aquafarms’ pending permit applications are complete for processing, despite the efforts of the land-based fish farm opponents to have the state summarily throw out at […]

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Seattle unprepared for killer heat waves made worse by global warming, researchers say

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/environment/heat-waves-could-kill-hundreds-more-in-seattle-as-globe-warms-researchers-say/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=RSS_environmentVisit The Seattle Times. Hotter days and nights are predicted in Seattle as the planet warms. By 2100, hundreds more people could die in heat waves if no action is taken, according to a new […]