Pruitt allies explore hiring private lawyers to rewrite EPA rule
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday would not address rumors about whether Chicago's regional office would be closed - even as the head of that office issued a memo calling the reports "pure speculation".
However, he didn't offer any details in his 90-second statement.
The EPA's objective is to come in and make sure people's health is protected, and that their land and health are secure in the long run, Pruitt said.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials on Tuesday denied reports the agency will close the office in Chicago that oversees regional environmental protection efforts including the Flint, Michigan drinking water clean-up and Great Lakes restoration. Last month the Trump administration released a proposed budget called for reducing EPA funds by more than 30%, alongside a 6% cut at the Department of Energy. He tells WSJM News the EPA is expected to get major cuts in the next federal budget, but he doesn't think shuttering the office that serves the Great Lakes is a smart move.
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.
The rule would have required utilities by next year to cut the amounts of toxic heavy metals in the wastewater piped from their plants into rivers and lakes often used as sources of drinking water.
Another nearby planet found that may be just right for life
There are also lessons to glean from, and apply to, the TRAPPIST-1 system whose discovery was announced in February this year. Seven outside astronomers said the Milky Way is big enough for all the discoveries to be exciting, requiring more exploring.
Tatts Group receives Pacific Consortium's takeover offer
Respective boards for Tabcorp and Tatts had already unanimously recommended sealing the deal between the two gambling operators. Tatts shareholders will control 58% of the enlarged entity, with Tabcorp's shareholders holding the remaining 42%.
Christians mark Easter at Jerusalem site of Jesus's resurrection
May Jesus, who vanquished the darkness of sin and death, grant peace to our days. "This second chance is our hope of freedom". D' Souza SJ, in his homily, said obedience to God is a blessing and disobedience to God will lead to disaster.
During his visit, Pruitt provided brief comments at a press conference in East Chicago but quickly exited without answering questions from reporters.
Perhaps we should thank Administrator Pruitt for visiting East Chicago today. "Ultimately, city residents - including but not limited to Superfund site residents - need full replacement of their lead service lines at no or greatly reduced cost to them", she wrote.
"We can't drink the water". They chanted and held signs reading, "East Chicago Demands Clean Water".
Instead of an executive order rolling back regulations requiring corporations to prevent contaminating the air, water and soil, Trump should issue an executive order protecting the residents of "Main Street" who are dealing with the consequences of lax environmental regulations, Brooks said. Housing officials said their goal is to move out all families by May.
Residents of a lead-contaminated public-housing complex in IN and environmental activists are protesting ahead of a visit by the head of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Resident Demetra Turner, 44, who left Chicago a decade ago for public housing in IN, said she was trying to find safe housing for the two children who live with her.
Trump extends private-sector health care program for veterans
The new initiative is timely given that VA has on several occasions been alleged of having chronically long wait times. He said those appointments would have otherwise "lagged" in the VA scheduling system.
Jimmy Kimmel pays tribute to the late Don Rickles
On The Late Show , Colbert recalled losing to Rickles at the Emmys, only to soon be embraced by the comic afterward. One of those is Jimmy Kimmel , who dedicated last night's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! to the late comedian.
Ronaldo Hits Historic 100th UCL Goal As Real Advance Past Bayern
Security guards and Bayern fans got into a confrontation at the stands at halftime but the altercation ended quickly. Ronaldo equalised in the 76th minute when a flawless lofted pass from Casemiro found him.
Apple enters self-driving auto race
There has been recurring speculation that Apple might eventually acquire Tesla , which has a market value of about $50 billion. Apple has obtained a permit to test self-driving vehicles, putting the iPhone maker in competition with Google and others.
Trump Approval Rating Sees Modest Rise After Military Strikes
A growing majority of Americans no longer trust President Donald Trump to keep his promises, a new poll by Gallup has revealed. A majority of Americans in a new poll says that corporations and upper-income individuals do not pay enough taxes.
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Navy strike group was believed to be on the way to North Korea, which was reportedly planning a sixth nuclear test. At this point, the U.S. had already bombed two different countries, and a U.S.
'Facebook killer' Steve Stephens found dead after auto chase
In several posts, he claimed to have killed as many as a dozen people, but police have not found evidence to support that claim. As his vehicle was spinning out of control due to the maneuver, Stephens pulled out a pistol and shot himself in the head.
Fox will investigate Bill O'Reilly harassment claims, lawyer says
Advertisers who chose to abandon O'Reilly include Mercedes, H&R Block, Constant Contact, and Allstate Insurance. Roginsky said that a misogynistic culture at Fox News had not changed since Ailes left the network.
North Korean test missile explodes on launch
Signs had suggested that North Korea was preparing for its sixth nuclear test in a decade or for a significant missile launch. State television showed what appeared to be several KN-08 and KN-14 missiles rolled out on trucks at the parade.
Pence warns NKorea 'era of strategic patience is over'
McMaster, said the US would rely on its allies as well as on Chinese leadership to resolve the issues with North Korea. In Seoul, South Korea's presidential office convened a national security council meeting to examine security postures.
Apr 19 2017