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Study: Turf ‘is a major source of plastic pollution’ in water

by E&E News | July 6, 2023
While much is unknown about how microplastics affect human health, scientists have detected the tiny plastic fragments in blood and warn about possible toxic effects on fetuses. Lawmakers and advocates have been pushing the Biden administration for years to increase research into ...

NPS, FAA propose crackdown on air tours

by E&E News | May 19, 2023
The goal is to bring the agencies in compliance with the National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000. “It has taken more than 20 years and no small amount of litigation to finally force the FAA and park service to implement the National Air Tour Management Act of 2000,” said Paula ...

EPA weighs regulating more ‘forever chemicals’ under Superfund law

by E&E Greenwire | April 13, 2023
Industry groups such as the American Chemistry Council have been staunch critics of EPA’s proposed rule. ACC said in an email that the group is “skeptical that a credible case can be made to list these seven chemistries under CERCLA.” “PFAS are a diverse universe of ...

Judge tosses lawsuit over PFAS in plastic barrels

by E&E News | April 7, 2023
“That rule ensures that citizen suits serve to ‘supplement rather than to supplant governmental action,'” Boasberg, an Obama appointee, wrote in the opinion. At issue in the lawsuit from the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) and Public Employees for Environmental ...

Greens petition NOAA to create ‘whale safety zones’

by E&E News | March 15, 2023
Environmental advocates, incensed by recent reports of ships speeding through slow zones meant to protect whales, are calling on NOAA to establish year-round navigation standards for all coastal waters. The Ocean Foundation and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) on ...
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