Trailblazing group of attorneys who enforced Pennsylvania environmental laws in 1970s looks to ‘rise again’
New environmental laws and the creation of the EPA created an opening for what became informally known as the “environmental strike force.” Now, some of them want to take up the cause again.
Trump administration wants to roll back methane regulations — but some oil companies would rather keep the rules
Contamination has been found at sites including Montgomery, Bucks and Franklin counties. Pennsylvania doesn’t have health limits on the chemicals, and a Wolf administration spokesman said the governor wants the state to establish such limits.
The agency held a public event north of Philadelphia in a community where elevated levels of the toxic chemical have been found. Several people said the federal government needs to take more action than it has so far.
Environmentalists called Pruitt a ‘disgrace’ who favored industry while enriching himself as the EPA’s administrator. A union leader representing EPA workers in Philadelphia said he hopes the change brings ‘normalcy’ and helps restore America’s confidence in the agency.