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William Ruckelshaus, Two-Time EPA Chief, Dead at 87

Perhaps most famous for his resignation from his post as deputy attorney general rather than obey Nixon’s command to fire special prosecutor Archibald Cox during the Watergate scandal, Ruckelshaus was the nation’s first head of the newly formed Environmental Protection Agency in 1970. He held that position until 1973, and then was reinstated in 1983 […]

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Politics

EPA Head Pruitt Has United Conservative Support

Despite ethic scandals associated with EPA chief Scott Pruitt, ten groups representing conservative interests sent a letter to President Trump urging him to stand behind his cabinet secretary. The group brought a letter to the White House last week extolling the virtues of Secretary Pruitt, saying it is the first time such an organized effort […]

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Environment

Public Should Not Confuse Westlake Landfill with Coldwater Creek

Assuming that all landfills with dangerous radioactive waste are the same can lead to dangerous actions, and this is why. West Lake Landfill, which is one of several sites in the mid-west, especially in the St. Louis area, has never been shown to be a threat to public health. Although it does contain legacy waste […]

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News and Media Politics

Conservatives Fight Back on Greenhouse Gas Issue

Vowing on Monday to block further efforts to regulate the release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, conservative senators are ready cripple Obama’s plans to deal with the issue of climate change. Legislation was introduced by eleven Republican senators that would make it impossible for the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate greenhouse gases without receiving […]