"Using fake math to hide the death toll from dirty air at the behest of the coal industry is sadly consistent with the Trump administration's complete disregard for public health."
"Now, to benefit coal interests, the U.S. EPA wants to simply ignore the health impacts that occur below their self-imposed limit."
The study is the first of its kind to look at the impacts of plastic on this type of bacteria.
"The U.S. is the world’s largest exporter of plastics, mostly to developing nations. And this has created a global crisis of waste in countries in South and Central Asia as well as South America and Africa."
The project has been fraught with charges of conflicts of interest and behind-the-scenes dealings between state agencies and Enbridge.
According to the first comprehensive national study of coal-ash pollution, 91 percent of all coal plants in the country are contaminating nearby groundwater with toxic pollutants.
We need strong firewalls separating Big Oil and other polluters from climate policy making.
"Single use plastics should never be built to last, they should be designed to disappear."
Miami now joins Miami Beach and Stuart, two cities in Florida who have also banned glyphosate.
The report contains examples of several well-documented instances of residential tap water contaminated by coal ash.