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PFAS-laden waste shipments underreported, unregulated — report

by E & E News | November 10, 2023
The lack of sufficient regulations on waste containing “forever chemicals” leaves U.S. communities vulnerable to increased shipments of dangerous substances, according to a new report. The report, published Thursday by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, reveals ...

EPA requires more testing on GenX-tied compound

by E&E Greenwire | August 16, 2023
EPA selected its third existing “forever chemical” for additional testing and data collection, citing potential cancer risks. HFPO-DAF is one of 24 substances the agency listed as candidates for testing under its National PFAS Testing Strategy, which explains how the agency ...

EPA weighs regulating more ‘forever chemicals’ under Superfund law

by E&E Greenwire | April 13, 2023
Industry groups such as the American Chemistry Council have been staunch critics of EPA’s proposed rule. ACC said in an email that the group is “skeptical that a credible case can be made to list these seven chemistries under CERCLA.” “PFAS are a diverse universe of ...

EPA targets ‘forever chemicals’ in historic water rule

by E&E Greenwire | March 14, 2023
Multiple major organizations shared similar sentiments. Erik Olson, a senior health expert with the Natural Resources Defense Council, called the proposal “groundbreaking,” while Earthjustice attorney Jonathan Kalmuss-Katz said that it was “necessary” and “long overdue.” Still ...

Greens ask BLM to enforce sage grouse rules in Wyoming

by E & E News | March 10, 2023
A coalition of environmental groups this week asked Bureau of Land Management Director Tracy Stone-Manning to stop her agency from granting exceptions to protective stipulations for greater sage grouse in Wyoming. The groups, led by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility and the ...
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