USA – GBRI
 

As the American economy takes a huge blow due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Donald Trump is optimistic that his rollback of Obama-era fuel efficiency standards will boost the economy. That the step is likely to kill far more Americans due to increase in air pollution is something the President does not want to consider. Critics […]

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The single-use plastic bag ban in Maine was about to begin on April 22, but with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Gov. Janet Mills has delayed the ban until January 15, 2021. This because there have been growing concerns that reusables pose more risk of spreading the virus. Maine’s decision comes as some large corporations like […]

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Under the Trump administration, US environment Protection Agency (EPA) has revoked pollution controls from streams, wetland and other bodies of water. This move has put drinking water of around one third of Americans at risk of getting polluted in the absence of any safeguards. Clean water protections strengthened under the Obama administration have long been […]

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Pentagon, the US Defense Department, is continuing to incinerate huge amounts of firefighting foam, thereby causing toxic pollution that is endangering the health of communities, environmentalists say. In a letter sent to defense secretary Mark Esper last week, several environmental organizations argue that the defense department is already not in compliance with the new provisions […]

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