Lawmakers, groups call for faster phaseout of plastics in national parks

by Plastics News | August 30, 2022
In June the federal government announced plans to phase out a wide range of single-use plastic products on Department of Interior lands by 2032. But lawmakers and three environmental groups are calling on President Joe Biden’s administration to move faster with plastic bottles in ...

How the Inflation Reduction Act could help National Park Service staffing shortage

by KJZZ |
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility noted the labor shortage in a recent report. One concern is that, as the number of rangers has gone down, the number of search and rescue operations has gone up. But the nonprofit says that the legislation provides $500 million toward ...

Toxic ‘forever chemicals’ detected in Cambridge drinking water; city to spend $2 million per month switching to alternative water source, officials say

by Mass Live | August 29, 2022
Kyla Bennett, director of science policy for Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility in New England, told the Boston Globe she doesn’t think Cambridge residents should be using or drinking the city’s water right now. She encouraged residents to purchase PFAS filters “I ...

EPA Proposes Regulating Two Common ‘Forever Chemicals’ Under Superfund Law

by EcoWatch |
On the other side, environmental and public health groups point out that the regulation only applies to two out of more than 4,000 PFAS and comes after the EPA has dragged its heels on effectively regulating the chemicals. “EPA actions are too little and too late,” Tim Whitehouse, the ...

NOAA Trashes Seabeds It Studies

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Call for NOAA to End Research Bottom Trawling in Gulf of Mexico ...