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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 ...

Ice age fossils slow massive power line for renewable energy

by E&E Greenwire | March 2, 2023
The results of the studyconducted in September by a third-party contractor — in collaboration with NPS senior paleontologist Vincent Santucci, two U.S. Geological Survey geologists and the monument’s former acting superintendent — found “deposits deemed to have a high ...

EPA debuts ‘forever chemicals’ database

by E&E News | January 5, 2023
Proponents of PFAS regulation expressed some initial gratitude for the tool. Tim Whitehouse, executive director for Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, called the move “a positive step forward” but said more is needed from the agency. “EPA should mandate ...

NPS cut its special agents by nearly half, memo shows

by E&E News | January 4, 2023
The National Park Service has reduced the number of criminal investigators who handle difficult cases by 45 percent over the last 20 years, and they will spend less time on property crimes and drug cases as a result, according to an internal memo. The memo, obtained by the advocacy group ...
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