Loosing the Environmental Protection Agency
Trump’s team has more than $800 million in budget cuts planned for the agency. Trump has signed an executive order to eliminate two regulations for every one adopted, a policy that seem to have been crafted with environmental protection directly in its crosshairs. Myron Ebell, who headed Trump’s EPA transition team, told the Associated Press that ideally, the agency’s 15,000-person staff will be reduced by 50 percent — or more.
Man Made Problems: Nuclear Plant's Gone Wrong
It would be another 88 days until the government admitted that a meltdown had taken place, the worst nuclear disaster since the 1986 Chernobyl incident. While water caused the meltdown, it was also the only way to stop it. Since the disaster, TEPCO has been pumping hundreds of tons of water into Fukushima to cool the reactors and stop the outflow of radiation.
Dakota Access Pipeline: What this means for us and our Envionment.
The 1,172-mile pipeline would stretch from the oil-rich Bakken Formation - a vast underground deposit where Montana and North Dakota meet Canada - southeast into South Dakota, Iowa and Illinois. The oil potential in Bakken is massive. An estimated 7.4 billion barrels of undiscovered oil is believed to be in its US portion, according to the US Geological Survey.