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EPA official demoted under Trump appeals lawsuit

by E&E News Greenwire | July 25, 2022
“Dr. Etzel made important disclosures about EPA’s failure to address children’s lead poisoning, and in retaliation was removed from her position as EPA’s Director of the Office of Children’s Health Protection,” her attorney, Paula Dinerstein of Public Employees for ...

NPS ranger ranks ‘dangerously thin’ as crime rises, report says

by E&E News Greenwire | July 19, 2022
Despite an increase in crime, the number of law enforcement officers assigned to national parks has declined substantially since 2005, with park rangers now spread “dangerously thin,” according to a report released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. The ...

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 ...