Trump’s EPA wants to focus on Superfund cleanups, including Seattle’s Duwamish. LA Times


…. Experts say that Superfund sites across the country — including Portland Harbor in Oregon, naval bases in Virginia and landfills in the Midwest — are at risk from the increasingly extreme weather and rising sea levels associated with climate change, and that longstanding methods for cleaning them may need to be rethought. Under President Barack Obama, the Environmental Protection Agency began doing just that, proposing technical guidelines in 2015 to make Superfund cleanups more resilient to climate change. Yet, how the Trump administration will address the dual threat of past and future is unclear. Scott Pruitt, the head of the EPA, has said cleaning up Superfund sites is at the top of his “back to basics” approach for the agency. He has promised to streamline the Superfund process, including getting directly involved with large projects. William Yardley reports. (LA Times)

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/trumps-epa-wants-to-focus-on-superfund-cleanups-including-seattles-duwamish-will-plans-take-climate-change-into-account/

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