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Citing EPA’s PFAS Data, PEER Renews Calls For Tougher RCRA Rules

by Inside EPA | November 9, 2023
Watchdog group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) is pointing to a new analysis of EPA data showing significant increases in shipments of PFAS waste between 2018 and 2023 to renew its call for the agency to craft strict “hazardous waste” rules for such waste, ...

PEER Sues EPA In Bid To Assess Legality Of Oak Ridge Cleanup Decision

by Inside EPA | October 20, 2023
An environmental whistleblower group is suing EPA over its failure to make a final determination on the group’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking records relating to the agency’s decision to uphold a controversial and precedent-setting Trump-era Superfund cleanup ...

Environmentalists Petition EPA To Set NO2, SO2 NAAQS’ ‘Increments’

by Inside EPA | October 6, 2023
The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) and allied groups are petitioning EPA to set “increments,” the maximum allowable increases in pollution, for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and sulfur dioxide (SO2) under the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for those pollutants, years ...

Whistleblower Group Ramps Up Scrutiny Of Navy’s Hunters Point Cleanup

by Inside EPA | April 11, 2023
A group representing federal whistleblowers is ramping up scrutiny of the Navy’s cleanup of radiation waste at the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard (HPNS) in San Francisco, petitioning the service’s inspector general to investigate officials’ allegedly inaccurate statements ...

White House ‘Integrity’ Framework Draws Stiff Criticism From Whistleblowers

by Inside EPA | January 24, 2023
OSTP has touted several elements of the framework as major steps forward for integrity protections, such as “a first-ever Government-wide definition of scientific integrity, a roadmap of activities and outcomes to achieve an ideal state of scientific integrity, a Model Scientific ...
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