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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 ...

Suit Seeking Records on Interactive PFAS Map Ends in Settlement

by Bloomberg Law | July 2, 2021
“The EPA can avoid a lawsuit seeking records on a delayed interactive PFAS map after reaching a settlement with Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, a federal court in Washington, D.C., ruled Friday. PEER sought timelines for the release of the map for identifying local ...

EPA Can Keep Formaldehyde Health Assessment Under Wraps

by Bloomberg Law | June 21, 2021
“The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has no obligation to share its study of the risks of inhaling formaldehyde with Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, because the document sought is only a draft, a Washington federal court ruled. Kevin Bell, staff counsel for ...

Environmental Prosecutions Continue to Drop, Analysis Shows

by Bloomberg Law | May 25, 2021
“Environmental crime prosecutions have continued falling in recent months, a new analysis shows, boosting pressure for the Biden administration to ramp up enforcement. The Justice Department prosecuted 32 criminal cases referred by the Environmental Protection Agency during the first ...