Trump's EPA to reconsider oil and gas emissions rule
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency toured an IN public-housing complex on Wednesday where roughly 1,000 people were ordered evacuated because of lead contamination, his first visit to a Superfund sitethat some environmental advocates called a major leadership test.
They wanted Pruitt to know how EPA cuts could affect the health and safety of their community, according to a report.
U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt address a crowd during his visit to East Chicago, Indiana, with state and local officials including Gov. Eric Holcomb and U.S. Sen.
The northwest IN city is now part of a superfund clean-up site after last year's discovery, which forced residents to evacuate and leave their homes.
"Any attempt by this administration to close any US EPA regional office will further cripple environmental protection efforts, while also sending a clear signal to polluters to further contaminate the Chesapeake Bay, Great Lakes, Puget Sound, as well as our rivers, streams and wetlands", said American Federation of Government Employees Local 704 President John O'Grady, whose union represents EPA employees.
Pruitt on Wednesday visited a Superfund site for the first time in his tenure, something elected officials from both parties noted.
Ahead of his visit, environmental advocates said they were hopeful that the administrator's arrival might signal additional support for East Chicago's residents, although they also said they have yet to see any indications of pending action.
Meanwhile, representatives from various community organizations made their way inside Carrie Gosch Elementary School - closed to students last summer amid fears of lead contamination - to take residents' concerns to a delegation of state and federal officials.
Prior to his appointment by President Donald Trump to serve as the nation's chief environmental regulator, Pruitt was attorney general of Oklahoma and closely aligned with the state's oil and gas industry.
Earlier in the day, Pruitt declined an invitation to attend a roundtable discussion, organized by the NAACP, on the environmental crisis facing residents of the Calumet and West Calumet communities of East Chicago.
Pruitt didn't elaborate on the "concrete steps" officials discussed to restore that confidence.
The White House budget proposal submitted to Congress last month includes a 31 percent cut in spending for the EPA, including a similar reduction of the agency's Hazardous Substance Superfund Account by $330 million to $762 million.
Chanting crowds weaved through streets of East Chicago; some held signs that read "East Chicago Demands Clean Water". The land we walk upon is contaminated.
Forty-four-year-old Demetra Turner says finding a solution is the fight of her life.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has promised a back-to-basics agenda approach for the federal agency.
What are the chances of U.S not backing off? "So, Tehran would be well-advised not to overreact to whatever happens". But Tillerson is leaving open the possibility that the Trump administration will uphold it anyway.
Since calling the snap election, Theresa May has made clear she will make leadership one of the key themes in the coming campaign. Liberal Democrat leader Farron said that broadcasters should hold debates anyway, with an empty chair in May's place.
Prime Minister Sharif's governement was sacked by then President Ghulam Ishaq Khan for alleged corruption in April, 1993. The Supreme Court also ordered Sharif, 67, and his two sons, Hasan and Hussain, to appear before the JIT.
Lynn's left shoulder has proven consistently troublesome, this being the third time he has injured it in the last two years. Kolkata Knight Riders will look for a hat-trick of wins against Kings XI Punjab today at the historic Eden Gardens.
Earlier this week, two men were arrested in Marseille whom police said had been planning an attack ahead of the election. Brandet said the shooting started at shortly after 9 p.m. when a auto stopped alongside a stationary police vehicle .
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In 2011, a bodyguard assassinated Punjab provincial governor Salman Taseer after the politician called for blasphemy law reforms. Four of them have reappeared and at least one has said he was abducted and interrogated by Pakistan's intelligence agencies.
And that's what signaled to me the worst had happened. there was this primal instinct in me that just said 'run, '. An odd tidbit to come out of this ordeal is CBS' decision to air it in the first place.
They also emphasized "the vital importance" of North Korea "immediately showing honest commitment to denuclearization". One diplomat said it was unlikely the Security Council would be able to resolve differences on the statement.
As tensions have mounted, the government has used its almost-complete control of Venezuela's institutions to pursue its opponents. It's not the first time the Venezuelan government has seized a foreign corporation's facilities.
This election is crucial for Iran as it is seen as a referendum on the nuclear deal it reached in 2015 with global powers. He is also a member of Assembly of Experts, an all-cleric body that will rule on the successor for the Supreme Leader.
Fox stock holds steady following O'Reilly firing
O'Reilly's departure comes in the wake of a New York Times investigation into allegations of sexual harassment against him. There are many offices these days where pulling a Clinton, Trump or O'Reilly will get you summarily canned.
Trump vows to back USA dairy farmers in Canada trade spat
Why? Because the United States has a positive balance of USA $ 8 billion in trade in goods and services between the two countries. A letter from MacNaughton rebutting American criticism of Canada's trade practices in the dairy industry was released Tuesday.
Lawyer Says ME 'Illegally' Holding Aaron Hernandez's Brain
Hernandez's death occurred the same day the Patriots visit the White House to mark their remarkable win in February's Super Bowl. Baez has said that he doubts the official story of Hernandez death, and will be conducting his own investigation.
Oversight Chairman Chaffetz Won't Run to Keep Seat in 2018
Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) today announced he would not seek reelection to the House of Representatives in 2018. He added, "Republicans have a deep bench of talented candidates in Utah who are more than up to this challenge".
Officer Killed, Another Wounded at Champs-Elysées in Paris
Paris police are warning people to avoid the area around the French capital's grand Champs-Elysees after two officers were shot. Police and soldiers sealed off the area, ordering tourists back into hotels and blocking people from approaching the scene.
Chasing pair Fillon, Melenchon level as French election nears
About 72 percent of voters want France to keep the euro, according to an Ifop poll published in Le Figaro newspaper last month. But that is precisely the point: Bringing them out into the open demonstrates just how disruptive Le Pen's victory would be.
Trump signs 'Hire American' order in Snap-on visit
In an announcement, the White House said H-1B visas should bring the highly talented and paid work to the United States. His businesses have also hired foreign workers, including at his Palm Beach, Florida, club.
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Massive mound of rubbish crushes 10 people in Sri Lanka
Officials said hundreds of people had been moved to temporary shelters and the government would soon begin shifting more people. The compensation money will come from an insurance policy the state had taken against such disasters, the ministry said.