Federal survey delivers more bad news to Bering Sea crab fleet

by Seattle Times | September 9, 2022
Scientists also are scrutinizing the practice of catching undersized crabs and then throwing them back, which could cause death. There is also research and debate about the impact, both in decades past and currently, of trawl nets towed along the bottom by vessels pursuing cod and flatfish ...

EPA confirms fluorinated containers leach PFAS

by Chemical & Engineering News | September 8, 2022
The EPA is asking pesticide makers to analyze their products for PFAS and remove those that are contaminated from the market. “Relying on industry to self-report is problematic,” says Kyla Bennett, Director of Science Policy at the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, a ...

US oceans agency urged to stop trawling seabed for research

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has been urged to stop trawling the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico for fisheries research, but it has defended the practice despite being accused of “trashing” environments it is meant to protect. Public Employees for Environmental ...

Watchdog finds chemical agency beset by turmoil

by E&E News |
One of the most contentious elements of the watchdog’s probe centers on Lemos, a Trump appointee, who was accused last year by the group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility of misusing taxpayer funds, in addition to consolidating power (E&E News PM, May 11, 2021). ...

Whistleblowers Say EPA Endangers Public Health

by Living On Earth | September 2, 2022
The scientists who are responsible for figuring out whether new chemicals pose risk to human health or the environment, they are being instructed to delete hazards from these risk assessments to make chemicals appear safer than they are, you know, where it says this is a carcinogen. It&# ...