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On the 10th anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon Spill, have we learned from the past? | Drew Ball

The BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico happened 10 years ago and many remember it like it was yesterday. 

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News Release | Environment America

Statement: EPA decision to undercut mercury pollution standards puts our health at risk

After months of protest, even from members of the industries the federal Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) keeps in check, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized an action that defangs the regulations.

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Trump Administration puts Clean Car Standards in Reverse | Jamie Lockwood

Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that they are weakening clean car standards that protect our climate and our health. Here in North Carolina -- like everywhere else -- this is a shocking decision. In fact, it’s the opposite of progress.

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News Release | Environment North Carolina

Chemours’ PFAS Clean Up Plan Falls Short and Fails to Meet DEQ’s Standards

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) announced that the proposed Corrective Action Plan for PFAS contamination that was submitted by Chemours is inadequate and needs extensive revision. The plan submitted by chemours fails to meet the state’s standards and the terms of the Consent Order. Environment North Carolina decided to quickly respond with this statment. 

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News Release | Environment North Carolina

Statement: Trump Administration Abdicates Enforcement Responsibility, Putting North Carolinians At Risk

The Environmental  Protection Agency (EPA) announced last week it is suspending enforcement of U.S. environmental laws indefinitely during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  The enforcement suspension is backdated to March 13. Environment North Carolina quickly took action and issued the following statement.

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