Friday, January 27, 2017

Trump's EPA freeze prompts confusion among Maine towns, cities with cleanup projects

In today's Portland Press Herald, I have a piece on the confusion and worry President Trump's sudden, ambiguous freeze of Environmental Protection Agency grants and contracts has caused in Maine, especially for municipalities in the midst of contamination clean-ups of sites to be redeveloped. (EPA, it turns out, funds a lot of stuff here.) The confusion is all the worse because Trump also placed a gag order on the department, so they can't officially explain what's going on.

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