public health protections

U.S. Senators Probe Departure of EPA Midwest Administrator

Article: U.S. Senators Probe Departure of EPA Midwest Administrator

WASHINGTON, DC, May 13, 2008 (ENS) – The circumstances surrounding the resignation of Mary Gade, formerly the U.S. EPA’s regional administrator for the Midwest, are under investigation by an environmental committee of the U.S. Senate. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee chairman Barbara Boxer of California and committee member Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island,…

New Jersey Seeks to Outsource Pollution Cleanups

Article: New Jersey Seeks to Outsource Pollution Cleanups

TRENTON, New Jersey, April 15, 2008 (ENS) – Pre-empting legislative debate and the work of its own newly convened task force, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection will privatize pollution control and deregulate toxic cleanups, according to statements by the agency’s top official. This decision will jeopardize public health protections and further enmesh the…