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Watchdog finds chemical agency beset by turmoil

by E&E News | September 8, 2022
One of the most contentious elements of the watchdog’s probe centers on Lemos, a Trump appointee, who was accused last year by the group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility of misusing taxpayer funds, in addition to consolidating power (E&E News PM, May 11, 2021). ...

EPA targets ‘forever chemicals’ in pesticides

by E&E News | September 2, 2022
“We know how dangerous PFAS are, we know where the vast majority are coming from, and we must turn off the tap of all nonessential PFAS uses,” said Kyla Bennett, who directs science policy for PEER. “Removing PFAS from the approved list of inert ingredients for pesticides ...

EPA expands PFAS crackdown with Superfund proposal

by E&E News | August 26, 2022
Not all advocates were so thrilled. Tim Whitehouse, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, called the move “too little, too late.” He underscored that the action does not extend to the wider world of PFAS chemistry, even as thousands of compounds ...

Green groups push NPS to speed up ban on single-use plastics

by E&E News | August 10, 2022
E&E NEWS PM | A coalition of environmental groups today criticized the National Park Service for its plan to ban the sale of single-use plastics by the end of 2032, saying it “lacks urgency” and should instead be done within two years. If a new president is elected in 2024, the ...

PEER: BLM should account for grazing’s climate impacts

by E&E News | July 25, 2022
The Bureau of Land Management’s oversight of livestock grazing is contributing to the negative effects of a warming climate on federal landscapes, a government watchdog group says in a letter to Interior Secretary Deb Haaland. The letter, dated Friday and sent to Haaland by Public ...