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EPA head vows to build trust during Indiana stop

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Trump's proposed budget has targeted a number of Obama-era energy and environmental initiatives, broad EPA cuts, and would eliminate the DOE's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), alongside other reductions to efficiency and renewable energy programs. Pruitt is the first EPA administrator to visit the site, according to EPA officials.

East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland said he invited Pruitt to the city in early March.

Rumors have circulated Pruitt plans to cut the nearby Chicago EPA office and move it to Kansas, but a report stated he had no plans to visit the office and could instead attend a Cubs game.

"What we talked about today is setting forth concrete steps, progress that we can measure in the near term to restore that confidence", Pruitt said.

The EPA said in a statement that it would delay the rule's June 3 compliance date by 90 days and take public comments during that period.

Debbie Chizewer, a law fellow at Northwestern University's Environmental Advocacy Clinic, said the East Chicago residents she works with were excited about the high-profile visit, but still anxious that cleanup efforts already underway will not go far enough. They're calling for additional resources and continued support.

The president of the union that represents Environmental Protection Agency employees is making a pre-emptive strike against the agency after a report surfaced that the EPA plans to shutter a regional office in Chicago. They chanted and held signs reading, "East Chicago Demands Clean Water".

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Last month, the EPA announced it would begin remediation work on almost 200 properties after securing $16 million from the parties responsible for the contamination, which includes high concenrations of lead and arsenic in the soil. Officials began evacuating the 45-year-old complex, built on a site previously occupied by a lead-products factory, after soil tests found some yards with lead levels over 70 times the US safety standard.

Forty-four-year-old Demetra Turner says finding a solution is the fight of her life.

A year ago approximately 1,000 residents in the West Calumet Housing Complex were ordered to relocate, the report said. Joe Donnelly and Todd Young, and East Chicago's mayor for closed-door meetings in an industrial corridor of in roughly 25 miles from downtown Chicago.

"This action is another example of EPA implementing President Trump's vision of being good stewards of our natural resources, while not developing regulations that hurt our economy and kill jobs", Pruitt said.

The White House proposed significant cuts to the EPA, and many officials think it could come at the expense of a couple of regional offices.

Environmentalists believe limiting methane, a gas about 80 times more potent than carbon dioxide in trapping heat, is a low-hanging fruit in efforts to curb climate change.



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