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Groups sue to force a more aggressive cleanup of old Rocketdyne site

by Courthouse News Service | October 6, 2022
Formerly known as Rocketdyne, the 2,850-acre lab sits just outside the city of Los Angeles near Simi Valley. From 1947 to 2006, it was used to test and develop rocket fuel, engines, chemical lasers and small-scale nuclear reactors. Over the years, the land and water around the lab was ...

Environmental groups demand answers from Biden’s EPA on forever chemicals

by Courthouse News Service | June 10, 2022
On Friday, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, an environmental organization, released a press release saying the trove of documents the EPA recently provided to them indicates they have zero consistent definition of PFAS chemicals within the agency and are likely ...

Biden nominates first Native American to run National Park Service

by Courthouse News Service | August 19, 2021
“Former President Donald Trump’s administration cycled out various acting directors for the National Park Service, including David Vela, whose nomination never got to the Senate floor for a vote. Vela resigned after less than a year on the job after a legal challenge to his ...

Trump Opens Tongass, the Nation’s Largest Intact Protected Forest, to Logging

by Courthouse News Service | October 28, 2020
“Some 16 million acres representing one of the world’s largest preserved temperate rainforests will soon be open to logging following a Wednesday announcement from the Trump administration. In August, the federal watchdog Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility sued the ...