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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 ...

Trump admin tried to blunt EPA review of popular weedkiller

by E&E News | July 21, 2022
The PFBS assessment was a day one priority for the Biden administration, with EPA officials working to withdraw and replace the evaluation almost immediately after the president’s inauguration. Other efforts have been more slow-going but still very much underway, including work to ...

EPA audit bashes Colo.’s industrial air permit management

by E&E News | July 15, 2022
The newly released EPA report notes that Colorado officials are already working to implement recommendations to improve their handling of what is formally known as the Minor New Source Review permitting program. Among other steps, the agency has implemented “stringent interim ...
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