Posts Tagged ‘EPA’

Florida drinking water among worst

Florida drinking water ranks among nation’s worst, study finds By Jenny Staletovitch May 2, 2017 Miami Herald More Floridians are exposed to unsafe drinking water than just about anywhere in the country, according to a new study of violations. The state ranked second in the number of people impacted by violations under the Safe Drinking…

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EPA fracking report offers few answers on drinking water

By Matthew Daly December 13, 2016 Associated Press/Miami Herald WASHINGTON Is hydraulic fracturing — better known as fracking — safe, as the oil and gas industry claims? Or does the controversial drilling technique that has spurred a domestic energy boom contaminate drinking water, as environmental groups and other critics charge? After six years and more…

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Trump threat to abolish EPA could affect Indian River Lagoon

By Tyler Treadway November 16, 2016 TC Palm Treasure Coast environmentalists hope campaign promise won’t become presidential action Candidate Donald Trump made statements, including a threat to abolish the Environmental Protection Agency, that could be detrimental to the Indian River Lagoon. Treasure Coast environmentalists are waiting to see if President Donald Trump will follow through.…

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Water Pollution In Florida: You May Come Home to This …

By gimleteye August 29, 2016 Eye on Miami Water pollution is a political event. We know this in Florida through the stage-managed destruction of laws intended to protect the public health from pollution. Consider the effort to regulate excess fertilizer and nutrients in a state where sugar and cattle industries dominate the political landscape. Hollow…

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