E&E News Greenwire

EPA: ‘Forever chemicals’ in pesticide barrels may be illegal

by E&E News Greenwire | March 16, 2022
EPA has been investigating the container issue since last December, when the nonprofit group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility found elevated levels of PFAS in pesticides sprayed in Massachusetts, including Anvil 10+10, a widely used mosquito repellent (E&E News PM, Jan ...

Garland guidance urges agencies to release more docs

Kevin Bell, staff counsel for Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, said agencies haven’t been following the standard either. “It really has become a box-checking exercise,” Bell told E&E News. “I don’t think this memo helps too much with that ...

Enviros push Biden admin on ocean conservation pledge

by E&E News Greenwire | March 2, 2022
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility and other conservation advocates are instead urging executive branch agencies leading the “America the Beautiful” program to institute strict parameters and exclude areas with only temporary prohibitions on activities like ...

Senior BLM official won’t testify in whistleblower case

by E&E News Greenwire | February 15, 2022
Interior said in its motion that Loewen was fired in November 2021 “based on his unacceptable performance and failure to follow instructions.” Peter Jenkins, a senior counsel for Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, which is representing Loewen in the matter, countered in ...

PFAS in waste spurs alarm over ‘poisoning,’ regulatory gaps

by E&E News Greenwire | January 27, 2022
PFAS are not regulated under RCRA, and the facilities disclosed the presence of PFAS in their waste voluntarily. The information comes from an EPA database where the chemicals have been reported through a RCRA e-manifest system tracking hazardous waste shipments. A nonprofit watchdog ...