"We in Los Angeles must push back against the Trump administration's anti-science, anti-consumer assault on our environment," Feuer said. "As we've seen during the pandemic, it's absolutely essential to pay close attention to our scientific experts. Here, they're telling us that unless we put the brakes on the administration's action, it will needlessly cause more pollution, require drivers to pump more costly gas and harm our environment at the very moment we need to protect it." … [Read more...] about LA Sues EPA Over Rollback On Clean Air Protection
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One way to quickly jumpstart the economy, bolster our health and protect and maintain access to the outdoors is with the Great American Outdoors Act, a bipartisan Senate bill that would fully and permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and address the maintenance backlog in our public lands. Seventy percent of all voters and 69 percent of Latino voters in Western states support fully funding LWCF. If passed as part of an economic stimulus package, this measure would create jobs, provide relief to governments struggling to maintain essential services, alleviate crowding in public lands as quarantine measures are lifted and connect children, families and everyone else to the benefits of nature. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - George Floyd's death sparks protests, National Guard activation COVID-19 workplace complaints surge; unions rip … [Read more...] about Should we care about conservation during a pandemic?
State health inspectors identified a broken “dead leg” pipe beneath a storage tank as a source of previous spills. Suncor capped it in 2011, but liquids that leaked from the pipe into an underground toxic plume still fouled surface water in Sand Creek, which flows into the South Platte. … [Read more...] about Suncor reports chemical sheen on Sand Creek, breach of containment area at refinery north of Denver
Environment Minister Sergio Costa noted that the coronavirus emergency, while tragic given the loss of life, offered an unprecedented opportunity to create a “photograph” of Italy's seas. Costa on April 15 tasked the Coast Guard and other law enforcement agencies to work with regional environmental authorities to take water samples and monitor and assess changes in the seas off Italy’s 8,000 kilometers (4,971 miles) of coastline. … [Read more...] about Italy’s seas speak: No tourists or boats mean cleaner water
Scaling back oil regulators Newsom has abandoned a proposal to hire more regulators to police the oil and gas industry. He has withdrawn a plan for the Department of Conservation to spend $24 million a year to hire 128 more staffers, including geologists and engineers. … [Read more...] about Gavin Newsom’s environmental budget cuts escalate tensions with California activists