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Mexico City earthquake: At least 216 people dead after huge 7.1 magnitude earthquake strikes capital

3 days agoNews : Trending Now

The death toll following the devastating Mexico earthquake now stands at 216, according to the country’s civil protection agency. Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong had earlier said the total was at least 226, but this was quickly revised up to 248 on Wednesday morning, before coming back down. Show More Summary

Apple's Lisa Jackson criticizes Trump EPA for lack of transparency

Apple VP of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson in an interview on Tuesday said the Environmental Protection Agency, which she led from 2009 to 2013, is under threat from President Donald Trump's administration for its seeming lack of transparency.

Internal watchdog says EPA mismanaging toxic site cleanups

Cleanups at some U.S. hazardous waste sites have stopped or slowed down because the Environmental Protection Agency does not manage its Superfund staff effectively to match its workload, an internal … Click to Continue »

Apple exec Lisa Jackson: the Trump administration is harming the credibility of the EPA (APPL)

Apple executive Lisa Jackson did not mince words about the impact the Trump Administration is having on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which she led from 2009 to 2013. “I just have to say the EPA hasn’t changed. There’s a...Show More Summary

Nominee for EPA chemical safety post has deep industry ties

An Associated Press review of financial records and published work finds that President Donald Trump's nominee to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency has for years accepted payments … Click to Continue »

EPA labs across U.S. face consolidation as budget cuts loom

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is consolidating research and testing laboratories to cut costs, sparking criticism the move will undercut its ability to respond to regional disasters such as Hurricane Harvey.

Apple’s Lisa Jackson says the EPA hasn’t changed, leadership has changed

Apple’s Vice President Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson has a lot to say about the Environmental Protection Agency. She served as the administrator of the EPA during Obama’s first term, and she now thinks Donald Trump’s administration is causing a great threat to the agency. “The Environmental Protection Agency is, to me, an extension of the… Read More

Apple’s Lisa Jackson says the EPA hasn’t changed, leadership has changed

Apple’s Vice President Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson has a lot to say about the Environmental Protection Agency. She served as the administrator of the EPA during Obama’s first term, and she now thinks Donald Trump’s administration is causing a great threat to the agency. “The Environmental Protection Agency is, to me, an extension of the… Read More

‘We left the window wide open’: EX-FEC member explains how agency missed Russian election meddling threat

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The Federal Elections Commission is charged with protecting the integrity of democratic elections in the United States. However, as ex-FEC member Ann Ravel writes in Politico, the agency completely dropped the ball when it came to Russia’s efforts to interfere in last year’s...

Trump Jr. Rejects Secret Service Protection

Donald Trump Jr., the president's eldest son, has elected to forgo protection by the Secret Service, according to a senior administration official. The agency ceased protecting Trump, who lives in New York City and is an executive at the Trump Organization, last week. Show More Summary

Trump Son Gives Up Secret Service Protection

Donald Trump Jr. has elected to forgo protection by the Secret Service, the New York Times reports. “The agency ceased protecting Mr. Trump, who lives in New York City and is an executive at the Trump Organization, last week. Mr. [....

Donald Trump Jr. gives up Secret Service protection

5 days agoNews : USAToday: News

Trump Jr.’s decision to forgo protection could be a big cost-savings for the agency already strained by Trump's frequent travels and large family.        

In lawsuit, Sierra Club claims U.S. EPA violates information access law

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Sierra Club sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in federal court on Monday over what it says is the regulator's failure to respond to information and records requests under transparency laws, court papers show.

Lawsuit aims to block oil drilling on US land in Nevada

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Environmentalists have sued a U.S. agency to try to stop it from allowing oil and gas drilling on a vast stretch of federal land in Nevada, where the government is reversing protections put in place nine months ago under the Obama administration. The Sierra Club and Center for Biological Diversity say the U.S. Show More Summary

New York proposes stricter regs following Equifax hack - CNET

Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants heftier security requirements for credit reporting agencies to better protect consumer data.

Here’s What Trump’s EPA Boss Was Up to While Disasters Struck

The devastation from hurricanes Irma and Harvey, the two weeks of catastrophic flooding, and the toxic aftermath should have been opportunities for the head of the Environmental Protection Agency to snap into action. Had Scott Pruitt done so, it would have been in stark contrast with his tenure so far, which has mostly consisted of making the case that the […]

WGS could be WMD in global battle against foodborne illness

Editor’s note: This column by FDA’s Steven Musser and Eric L. Stevens was originally published on the agency’s blog. FDA is laying the foundation for the use of whole genome sequencing (WGS) to protect consumers from foodborne illness in countries all over the world. We recently traveled to Geneva to join a meeting of the Codex... Continue Reading

Rams’ Jared Goff improved, but also got plenty of help

Left tackle Andrew Whitworth, imported via free agency to protect the quarterback’s blind side, helped give him time to distribute the ball to eight different targets while avoiding costly mistakes.

EPA is letting the lease expire on its Houston lab. One more step in Pruitt's hollowing-out scheme?

The Environmental Protection Agency plans to let the lease on its state-of-the-art Houston laboratory expire in 2020. And nobody at the agency is saying whether space for the laboratory will be leased somewhere else in Houston or nearby or even whether the lab itself will continue at all. Show More Summary

Houston refinery ‘significantly underestimated’ amount of toxic chemicals released after Harvey

The Environmental Protection Agency acknowledged Thursday that Valero Energy “significantly underestimated” the amount of cancer-causing benzene and other volatile compounds that leaked from a Houston refinery damaged during Hurricane Harvey. Show More Summary

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