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Former EPA Officials Say ‘Clean’ CR Will Deepen TSCA Budget Struggle

by Inside EPA | September 27, 2022
Three former EPA officials say Congress’ new agreement on a continuing resolution (CR) extending fiscal year 2022 funding levels for EPA and most other agencies into December could be “problematic” for the TSCA program, following warnings by top officials that the office needs an ...

OSTP R&D Effort Draws Concerns Over Differing Definition For PFAS

by Inside EPA | July 19, 2022
The White House science office’s request for information that will help shape an upcoming federal research strategy for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) is sparking concern from an environmental watchdog group over its use of a PFAS definition that differs from those EPA and ...

EPA Staff Science Integrity Survey Shows Ongoing Concerns Under Biden

by Inside EPA | July 8, 2022
Staff responses to EPA’s 2021 internal survey on scientific integrity show continued concerns over alleged violations of science policies under the Trump administration alongside lingering fears of interference from career managers and an ineffective scientific integrity apparatus, ...

Environmentalists Urge EPA To Add Food Exposures To Cleanup Factors

by Inside EPA | March 15, 2022
The government watchdog group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) led the letter, which was also signed by Natural Resources Defense Council, California Communities Against Toxics, and Committee to Bridge the Gap (CBG), among others. CBG previously raised the issue ...

PEER Says EPA Ignored Recent Cancer Findings In New-Chemicals Review

by Inside EPA | December 23, 2021
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) is asking EPA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) to investigate what it says is the TSCA new chemicals office’s policy of refusing to consider new toxicity data on existing substances — and argues the agency used that ...