A surreal scoop: The EPA plans to kill its appeals process whereby citizens can argue that polluters should pollute less. But, it'll let polluters keep using the same appeals process to argue for permission to pollute more.
“This is outrageous. Individuals in communities will lose a way to seek relief from #pollution that has historically been very effective. But industry will still be able to seek relief to pollute more.” — Richard Lazarus
EPA is planning to weaken a rule that gives communities a say in how much pollution can be released by nearby power plants & factories. 1.5 million people of color live in areas vulnerable to contamination — and this will likely impact them further.
"Families no longer have the right to appeal a pollution permit that might affect them,” one activist said.
Well this isn’t where I expected to see my tweet this morning. The article I tweeted—and which has liked—exposes a Trump administration plan to restrict people’s ability to protest against pollution. The article, by :
E.P.A. Plans to Curtail the Ability of Communities to Oppose Pollution Permits
“Individuals in communities will lose a way to seek relief from pollution that has historically been very effective. But industry will still be able to seek relief to pollute more.” The latest from
More evidence that the Trump administration is not meaningfully conservative. Conservatives support local communities and resist federal government overreach. via