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Turf recycler hit with environmental violations as it works to open PA plant

by Philly Burbs | March 20, 2023
Unfortunately, turf field disposal is often a matter of out-of-sight, out-of-mind, advocates say. “It’s being shipped overseas. It’s being dumped in fields in Pennsylvania and wetlands in Maryland and Massachusetts,” said Kyla Bennett, science policy director for Public ...

Nationwide standard pitched for vessel speed zones protecting whales

PEER and The Ocean Foundation filed the petition, which is the first to propose a nationwide minimum standard for whale safety zones. NOAA Fisheries would establish whale safety zones for all large ships entering or exiting American ports or transiting through marine sanctuaries and ...

EPA to limit toxic ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water, with big implications for Colorado

by KUNM | March 17, 2023
Toxic PFAS chemicals are found in multiple products, ranging from waterproof clothing to firefighting foams and ski waxes. Often called “forever chemicals” because they don’t break down easily, PFAS are linked to cancer, birth defects and other health problems. The new ...

Maryland bill to eliminate dangerous PFAS chemicals found in common pesticides

by WJLA | March 16, 2023
And it’s not just Maryland. Researchers said these PFAS-laden pesticides are used across the country. “If the intent was to spread PFAS contamination across the globe, there would be few more effective methods than lacing pesticides with PFAS,” said scientist and former EPA ...

Greens petition NOAA to create ‘whale safety zones’

by E&E News | March 15, 2023
Environmental advocates, incensed by recent reports of ships speeding through slow zones meant to protect whales, are calling on NOAA to establish year-round navigation standards for all coastal waters. The Ocean Foundation and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) on ...

What do the EPA’s new drinking water limits for PFAS, or “forever chemicals,” mean for Colorado?

Advocates of tougher PFAS regulation urged the EPA and other federal agencies to make grants and low-cost loans available to local water districts to build new systems. Billions of dollars for drinking water were included in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act ...
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