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National Park Service Ordered to Take New Look at E-Bike Rule

by Bloomberg Law | May 25, 2022
The National Park Service’s rule that opened the parks system to e-bikes needs further environmental review, but tossing the rule isn’t warranted, a Washington, D.C., federal judge decided in a partial win for conservation groups. Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility and ...

PFAS Definitions Spur Group’s Lawsuit Seeking EPA Documents

by Bloomberg Law | April 28, 2022
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility asked a federal district court Thursday to compel the EPA to turn over agency records that could offer insight into the rationale behind the chemical office’s PFAS definition. PEER’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) complaint alleges ...

EPA Resumes Posting Chemical Risk Data to Agency Website

by Bloomberg Law | February 3, 2022
The EPA said its resumed posting data online about new types of problems potentially caused by commercial chemicals, less than a month after an advocacy group sued for the information. Substantial risk notices for hundreds of chemicals are now available through the ChemView database, the ...

Watchdog Group Warns of Dire ‘Forever Chemicals’ Threat

by Bloomberg Law | January 27, 2022
EPA data shows that facilities across the country are disposing of waste containing PFAS by burning or burying it in landfills, which spreads the chemicals into the air or groundwater, a good-government group said Thursday. Some PFAS-laden chemicals are also being mixed with other fuels, ...

Group’s Allegations of Destroying Records Spur EPA Investigation

by Bloomberg Law | August 27, 2021
“The EPA says it will fully investigate allegations from a public interest group that it illegally destroys the original versions of its internal communications and draft documents once they’re edited, according to an agency spokesman. The Environmental Protection Agency pledged to ...