What interested me about the case was that the Post and other media sources described Nessa Coppinger as "an environmental lawyer." In Washington, that could mean a number of things. So I looked her up.
Like ocean acidification, this is mostly an invisible problem, but it is comparable in import for the vitality of marine ecosystems and the implication for human reliance on the ocean for water, food, and health in the future.
PCBs cause serious health effects, including cancer. So how does a product that was banned for production in the U.S. in 1979 still find a way to interrupt the health and wellbeing of our nation's waterbodies and citizens?
A study published today in the journal, Environmental Science and Technology, is further evidence that Californians are the most highly polluted people in the world with toxic flame retardant chemicals.
As the head of the EPA, I have been called to testify before Congress more than any other cabinet member. The simple fact is, I would not be making so many trips to the Hill if the EPA was not doing its job.