The Bush administration Energy Department attacked a Montana plan to control water pollution from gas drilling in Montana and upstream states, according to an April 9 Washington Post story. The story also disclosed that the administration suppressed an EPA draft study that concluded the pollution controls would not cost much. The story resulted from ideas and information developed by the Natural Resources News Service. Montana says it will protect its waters without regard for the objections from Washington.
Continue reading Washington Post: Bush Administration Opposes Montana Pollution Rules; EPA Study Suppressed
The Pentagon and the EPA are locked in a multi-billion-dollar struggle unseen by the public until today over the danger to millions of Americans posed by a deadly carcinogen called TCE that saturated the country during decades when it was thought benign.
Continue reading LA Times: Pentagon blocks EPA; Deadly solvent still threatens millions
Water pollution brought a terminal disease to 70 percent of the rockfish population in Chesapeake Bay, according to a March 11 story on page one of the Washington Post. The infection imperils the species in the Chesapeake Bay, which is the most important fishery for rockfish (also called striped bass). It was the third most downloaded story on the Washington Post site that day. NRNS developed the exclusive and provided the experts for Elizabeth Williamson at the Post after a broader story on mysterious fish kills throughout the Eastern United States was developed for Elizabeth Shogren of NPR “All Things Considered.
Continue reading Pollution Threatens Chesapeake’s Rockfish
The Pentagon has officially declared victory over the Environmental Protection Agency in the battle over perchlorate, a toxic ingredient in rocket fuel that now contaminates water in 35 states.
Continue reading EPA Raises White Flag on Perchlorate