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EPA Staffers Are Begging Congress To Stop Scott Pruitt Today

EPA Staffers Are Begging Congress To Stop Scott Pruitt Today

Scott Pruitt at Trump Tower in December. (Getty) [UPDATE BELOW]: President Trump's pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, has spent the majority of his career fighting against the EPA, having served as an...

Did A Federal Agency Break The Law By Deleting Tweets Critical Of Trump?

Did A Federal Agency Break The Law By Deleting Tweets Critical Of Trump?

(Twitter) Rogue employees at the National Park Service are in the sixth day of a campaign of tweets about facts—the attendance at the presidential inauguration, the existence of climate change, the injustice of Japanese-American internment—a show...

Report: Sea Levels Surrounding NYC Could Rise A Full Foot By 2030

Report: Sea Levels Surrounding NYC Could Rise A Full Foot By 2030

(quiggyt4 / Flickr) The sea levels surrounding the New York metropolitan area have risen a foot since 1900—and, due to our rapidly changing climate, could rise another foot in less than 15 years, according to a...

Trump's EPA Pick Determined To Destroy Environment

Trump's EPA Pick Determined To Destroy Environment

Scott Pruitt at Trump Tower on Wednesday. (Getty) President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt, a man who has spent a lot of time fighting climate change-mitigating regulations, to head the Environmental Protection...

Trump Owns Stock In Dakota Access Pipeline Backers

Trump Owns Stock In Dakota Access Pipeline Backers

The Oceti Sakowin protest encampment in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline swelled to about 4,000 people over the weekend. (Scott Heins/Gothamist) Donald Trump, who the American public somehow recently elected to be president, owns stock...

Fate Of Gowanus Studio Where 'The Americans' Is Filmed Now In De Blasio's Hands

Fate Of Gowanus Studio Where 'The Americans' Is Filmed Now In De Blasio's Hands

Empty, available building (left) and Eastern Effects main building (right). (Photo by Sai Mokhtari/Gothamist) Despite an outcry from the NYC film and television production community, the EPA is now officially poised to oust Gowanus movie studio...

The Studio Home Of 'The Americans' May Be Doomed By Gowanus Canal Cleanup

The Studio Home Of 'The Americans' May Be Doomed By Gowanus Canal Cleanupgallery

Standing in the bedroom of Paige Jennings, the daughter of the titular spies on FX's deservedly-adored 1980s Cold War thriller The Americans (which happened to be my favorite show of 2015), I feel like I've stepped...

Report: NYC Dry Cleaners' Most Common Stain Remover Is A

Report: NYC Dry Cleaners' Most Common Stain Remover Is A "Likely Carcinogen"

A dry cleaner on East 28th Street (via Sid Disnay's Flickr). The most commonly-used stain remover at New York City dry cleaners is a "likely carcinogen" according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and has been...

Gowanus Residents Are Sending Up Prayers For A Cleaner Canal

Gowanus Residents Are Sending Up Prayers For A Cleaner Canal

(Scott Lynch / Gothamist) Yesterday was Earth Day, and while some New Yorkers chose to celebrate by going car-free, others took a more spiritual approach: as the New York Times details, a group of Franciscan friars,...

Video: Man Braves Used Condoms & video

Video: Man Braves Used Condoms & "Floating Turds" In Newtown Creek Swim

The man who swam the Gowanus earlier this year has just taken a 4.5 hour dip in Newtown Creek.

Officials Want Superfund At South Brooklyn Waste Station

Officials Want Superfund At South Brooklyn Waste Station

Outside 400 Bay 41st St (via Google Maps) Elected officials are pushing for the Environmental Protection Agency to step in and designate the Gravesend Bay Transfer Station a Superfund site. If this happens, construction will halt...

Kosher Slaughterhouse Sued For Polluting New York River With Animal Waste & Parts

Kosher Slaughterhouse Sued For Polluting New York River With Animal Waste & Parts

(de2marco/Shutterstock) A major kosher poultry slaughterhouse in upstate New York has been sued by the Manhattan U.S. Attorney's Office and the EPA over allegations that it's illegally flooding local water with harmful animal waste and body...

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Smelly "Brown Goo" Has Been Bubbling Up In Gowanus Sinks & Toilets

(Sam Horine / Flickr) Brooklyn's surprisingly hip Gowanus neighborhood—where an artisanal ice cream parlor just opened up next to a retro shuffleboard club—cannot easily escape the toxic legacy of its eponymous canal. An EPA study notes...

Gowanus Canal Will Be Cleanish In 10 Years

Gowanus Canal Will Be Cleanish In 10 Years

Brad Lander's Twitter Mass conjecture about the filthy Gowanus Canal has been swirling for years—the source of its eerie purple hue, the number of bodies and missing pets undulating gently in its fetid waters—and in another...

Environmental Racism? Toxic Gowanus Sludge Is Heading For Red Hook

Environmental Racism? Toxic Gowanus Sludge Is Heading For Red Hook

(Jake Dobkin / Gothamist) After years of discussion, theĀ U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has published its plan to clean up the highly toxic Gowanus Canal on the banks of Carroll Gardens and Boerum Hill, in tony brownstone...

Gowanus Spread Poop Around During Sandy But Not Much Else, Says EPA

Gowanus Spread Poop Around During Sandy But Not Much Else, Says EPA

After the flood (Pearce_Pics's flickr). Whew. The Environmental Protection Agency has released the results [PDF] of water samples they took after Hurricane Sandy from flooded buildings near the Gowanus Canal (and from the canal itself) and...

Got Gowanus Floodwater In Your House? It's Probably Poop

Got Gowanus Floodwater In Your House? It's Probably Poop

Courtesy Pat from Brooklyn Bad news for anyone in Gowanus whose basement was flooded last week: that's all Canal water, and it's filled with sewage. The Gowanus Canal is notoriously toxic, and when it overflowed in...

Gowanus Canal Cleanup May Get Mascot

Gowanus Canal Cleanup May Get Mascot "Spokescreature"

(f.trainer's Flickr) New York City has Pearl the Squirrel to better illustrate the Parks Department's goals, and our personal favorite, Warmy, to ease us through the pothole-filling process. But what mascot should the Gowanus have during...

Video: NYPD Officer Strikes Credentialed Photographer's Lens

Video: NYPD Officer Strikes Credentialed Photographer's Lens

An NYPD officer strikes the lens of a working photographer (screenshot) A dozen protesters were arrested during last week's Occupy Wall Street demonstrations against Bank of America and other symbols of corporate hegemony in New York,...

City Doesn't Give A Crap About 259K Pounds Of Poop Pumped Into The Gowanus Canal

City Doesn't Give A Crap About 259K Pounds Of Poop Pumped Into The Gowanus Canal

(f.trainer's Flickr) The Environmental Protection Agency a.k.a. The Bureau of Bloodthirsty Job-Killing Werewolves released an expansive report [pdf] last month that recommends a 10-year plan to dredge and replace layers of matter kindly referred to as...

EPA's Report On Hydrofracking In Wyoming May Influence Debate In New York

EPA's Report On Hydrofracking In Wyoming May Influence Debate In New York

Louis Meeks holds a jar filled with water from a contaminated well on his property near in Pavillion, Wyo. (AP) A draft report released by the EPA on Thursday indicating that hydraulic fracturing for natural gas...

Ten Arrested In Chinatown Illegal Rat Poison Sting

Ten Arrested In Chinatown Illegal Rat Poison Sting

via New York State Department of Environmental Conservation 6,000 packages of an extremely lethal chemical being sold in Manhattan's Chinatown as rat poison have been seized, and ten retailers have been arrested on state and federal...

Long Island Sound Is Now A Poop-Free Zone

Long Island Sound Is Now A Poop-Free Zone

Nope, no poop in here (Flickr user Marie Viljoen) Swimmers, breathe easy: the Long Island Sound is now officially a "no-discharge zone," meaning you can practice your backstroke in pristine, poop-free waters. The Environmental Protection Agency...

President Obama To Save Economy With Smog

President Obama To Save Economy With Smog

A layer of smog lingers over Manhattan, fueling a robust economic recovery. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson) Smog-free air is simply too expensive, and in light of today's unemployment report, America—and President Obama's reelection campaign—just can't afford it, the...

Bloomberg Insists NYC Tap Water Is Just Fine, Thank You

Bloomberg Insists NYC Tap Water Is Just Fine, Thank You

Fido agrees. (Flickr user Pinup Express) Despite his millions, Mayor Bloomberg drinks the heavenly-tasting NYC tap water just like everyone else, and he doesn't think there's a goshdarn thing wrong with it—and he's not afraid to...

Frack This: Drinking Water Actually <em>Has</em> Been Contaminated

Frack This: Drinking Water Actually Has Been Contaminated

The latest inquiry into the gritty realities of our new friends the fracking industry has just come out, and it brings us an important and previously-unheard lesson: energy industry officials lie! At least if you'll believe...

Newtown Creek Superfund Cleanup Should Start Soon

Newtown Creek Superfund Cleanup Should Start Soon

Newtown Creek at dawn (E-Bad's flickr). Newtown Creek, the heavily polluted spit of water separating Brooklyn and Queens (dolphins love it), got its Superfund status last fall and now the decades long project of cleaning it...

Government Says Don't Worry About Radiation Detected In NY

Government Says Don't Worry About Radiation Detected In NY

Actors in this Hollywood movie quarantine a home, but there's no reason to think that could happen in real life as a result of radiation, government officials say. Trace amounts of radioactive iodine from the Fukushima...

What Prizes Lurk Beneath The Gowanus Canal?

What Prizes Lurk Beneath The Gowanus Canal?

(f.trainer's flickr) We already know the Gowanus Canal has gonohorrea, can give you cancer, and has at least one boat in it, but what other secrets might its murky depths reveal once its Superfund-ed cleanup kicks...

Forbes Calls NYC The Nation's Fourth Most Toxic City

Forbes Calls NYC The Nation's Fourth Most Toxic City

What beautiful clean air we have! (via lachance's flickr). We're number four! We're number four! When it comes to Forbes' rankings of the "Most Toxic Cities in America" New York City comes in at a distinctly...

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