Category Archives: EPA

What Does the US Have in Common with Nicaragua and Syria?

Apparently, President Trump has made his decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, according to reports from journalists with direct knowledge of the decision. Details on how the withdrawal will be executed are being worked out by a small … Continue reading

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Impacts of Proposed FY 2018 Budget Cuts on State and Local Air Quality Agencies

  A Report by the National Association of Clean Air Agencies (NACAA) May 22, 2017 Executive Summary President Trump will release his FY 2018 federal budget on May 23, 2017, which calls for huge cuts in funding for the U.S. … Continue reading

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Is Atlantic Oil Drilling In Our Future?

Published in Smithtown Matters on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 11:35AM. By Karl Grossman [A similar Opinion OpEd appeared in the East Hampton Press, page A8, on May 17th, 2017] Nearly 50 years ago I broke the story of the … Continue reading

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Gardeners Beware 2016: Bee-Toxic Pesticides Found in “Bee-Friendly” Plants Sold at Garden Centers Across the U.S.Gardeners Beware

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If Stephen Hawking is right about Earth’s end, keep an eye on the deer

Hawking says humanity is at great risk of mass extinction within the next 100 years. The Chicago Tribune  (May 8, 2017) Rex HuppkeContact Reporter It seems we’re all going to die fairly soon, but before that happens, we need to … Continue reading

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The Trump administration just dismissed a dozen of the EPA’s top science advisers

The move may open the door for greater industry influence over science at the EPA. Posted on Vox.com Updated by Brian Resnick@B_resnickbrian@vox.com May 8, 2017, 12:51pm EDT Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt … Continue reading

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If You See THIS Label On the Fruit Do Not Buy It at Any Cost!

by ANYA V Most of us don’t know that the stickers attached to the fruits and vegetables are there for more than just scanning the price. The PLU code, or the price lookup number on the sticker can help you … Continue reading

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Climate March Comes to Sag Harbor

East End Beacon Posted by Beth Young • April 29, 2017 • Top Stories • Add Comment As the procession began down the sidewalk of Sag Harbor’s Main Street Saturday afternoon. As more than 100,000 people gathered in Washington, DC for … Continue reading

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Endangering Our Kids

Letter to the Editor:  Published in The East Hampton Star, April 27, 2017   Dear David: In one of Kate McKinnon’s last appearances on Saturday Night Live as Hillary Clinton, she appeared at the door of an Electoral College voter. … Continue reading

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Zeldin’s Membership in Bipartisan Climate Caucus a sham?

By Marc Rauch, Bellport. Lee Zeldin joined the Bi-Partisan Climate Solutions Caucus last October (just before the election) to great fanfare.  However, he failed to join other members of that caucus (including Republican members) in taking meaningful actions (e.g. votes … Continue reading

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Have the Plague? Me Neither. Thank Science!

Thoughts on the March for Science  (By David and Rebecca Friedman, St. James) I joined tens of thousands of peaceful protesters on a rainy April Saturday at the Washington monument to “March for Science” along Constitution Avenue.  In spite of … Continue reading

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Ignoring Science can be Dangerous

There has been a public trend to treat scientific issues as no more than partisan issues.   Either you feel or believe that global warming is man-made or not. Either you feel or believe that immunizations are dangerous for your kids … Continue reading

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Trump Orders EPA to Put American Lives at Risk

Quotes from: New Executive Order to Weaken Public Health Standards “Will Cost American Lives”  Statement of Environmental Defense Fund President Fred Krupp – March 28, 2017 “Today President Trump signed an executive order commanding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to … Continue reading

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New York A.G. Schneiderman Leads Coalition Of States Opposing Pres. Trump’s Vehicle Emission Standards Roll Back

New York Will File Motion To Intervene In Lawsuit In Support Of Vehicle Emission Standards AGs: Reconsidering Standards Represents A Wrong Turn In Nation’s Efforts To Fight Air Pollution And Protect Public Health – And We Will Oppose It New … Continue reading

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