[MCN] Wall Street Journal: EPA's Pruitt likes polluted rivers

Lance Olsen lance at wildrockies.org
Wed Jun 27 14:29:55 EDT 2018

EPA’s Pruitt Wants to Limit His Own Agency’s Authority <https://www.wsj.com/articles/epas-pruitt-wants-to-limit-his-own-agencys-authority-1530091923?mod=hp_listb_pos2>
The chief of the Environmental Protection Agency is trying to limit one of the agency’s most powerful tools to manage or block mining, 
real-estate and other developments by removing the effective veto power it has over permits to dump waste into waterways.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/epas-pruitt-wants-to-limit-his-own-agencys-authority-1530091923?mod=hp_listb_pos2 <https://www.wsj.com/articles/epas-pruitt-wants-to-limit-his-own-agencys-authority-1530091923?mod=hp_listb_pos2>
"What we are witnessing is major hydrologic change," said co-author Jay Famiglietti. 

"We see a distinctive pattern of the wet land areas of the world getting wetter -- those are the high latitudes and the tropics -- and the dry areas in between getting dryer. Embedded within the dry areas we see multiple hotspots resulting from groundwater depletion.”


“The changes experienced by the biosphere over the past century ... have raised concerns about the possibility of rapid shifts from green to desert states.” 

Richard Sole'. Scaling laws in the drier. Nature 13 September 2007

"The big challenge is still to deliver emissions reductions at the pace and scale needed, especially in a world where economies are driven by consumption.”

Sonja van Renssen.The inconvenient truth of failed climate policies. Nature Climate Change  MAY 2018

Published online: 27 April 2018 https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-018-0155-4 

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