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EPA sets targets for slashing PFAS in drinking water

by E&E News Greenwire | June 15, 2022
And various advocates and experts also voiced concerns over components of EPA’s move. Erik Olson, who directs health and food work for NRDC, questioned the advisory for PFBS, which is significantly higher than the other four chemicals and seemingly out of step with some of the available ...

National parks to phase out single-use plastics

by E&E News Greenwire | June 8, 2022
Chandra Rosenthal, who leads the Rocky Mountain office for the group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, also said the agencywide order was heartening. “We hope that in practice the agencies move more quickly than the mandated 10-year phaseout, so we will continue to push ...

Forest Service takes the lead in e-bike access

by E&E News Greenwire | April 27, 2022
Ultimately, the legality of e-bikes on public lands is likely to be settled in the courts. A decision is expected soon in a lawsuit seeking to block the NPS e-bike policy filed by the advocacy group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). Judge Rudolph Contreras of the ...

Trump firing policy still on the books at Interior, DOE

by E&E News Greenwire | April 26, 2022
The Interior Department has kept a strict Trump-era firing policy in place, something critics say contradicts President Joe Biden’s order to protect the federal workforce. The group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, or PEER, has called on Interior Secretary Deb Haaland ...

EPA hits reset on pesticides and endangered species work

by E&E News Greenwire | April 12, 2022
Some advocates felt the work plan left a lot to be desired. Kyla Bennett, who directs science policy for the group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, said she appreciated EPA’s honesty around not having the resources to meet its demands in a reasonable time frame. But she ...