April 2022 Newsfeed

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April Newsfeed



April 29, 2022

EPA Staff Backs Status Quo on Ozone Limits in Blow to Enviros (E&E News, April 22, 2022).

EPA Issues Emergency Fuel Waiver for E15 Sales (EPA, April 22, 2022).

April 28, 2022

Inside EPA’s Contract Ban for a Trump-Era Appointee (E&E News, April 28, 2022).

Time is Running Out for Biden’s EPA to Act on Climate (VOX, April 28, 2022).

April 27, 2022

EPA Announces Gulf Guardian Award (EPA, April 27, 2022).

April 26, 2022

EPA Seeks to Expand Clean Water Act Spill Response Planning to Hazardous Substances (The National Law Review, April 26, 2022).

April 25, 2022

EPA Opens Civil Rights Investigation Into Louisiana’s ‘Cancer Alley’ (Inside Climate News, April 25, 2022).

April 24, 2022

​​EPA Plan Would Force Utah, Wyoming and California to cut harmful air emissions drifting into Colorado (The Denver Post, April 24, 2022).

Climate Activist Dies After Setting Himself on Fire at Supreme Court (The New York Times, April 24, 2022).

April 23, 2022

Two US Electrical Grid Operators Claim That New Rules For Coal Ash Could Make Electricity Supplies Less Reliable (Inside Climate News, April 23, 2022).

April 22, 2022

Members of Congress Are Asking the EPA to Investigate the Environmental Impacts of Crypto Mining (CNBC, April 22, 2022).

Downriver Advocates Call on Biden Administration, EPA to Enact Stringent Safeguards to Reduce Pollution from ‘Dirty Plants’ (News-Herald, April 22, 2022).

San Joaquin Valley Clean Air Plan a Failure After $2.6 billion Budget Shortfall, Court Rules (Merced Sun Star, April 22, 2022).

April 21, 2022

U.S. EPA: Administrator Regan Highlights Investments for Rural Water Infrastructure in Wisconsin, Promise of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for Rural America (WisPolitics.com, April 21, 2022).

EPA Floats Options to Curb Gas Plant Carbon Emissions (E&E News, April 21, 2022).

April 20, 2022

PFAS Are in Face Masks. Should You be Concerned? (E&E News, April 20, 2022).

EPA Responds to BCP Spill (The Monet Times, April 20, 2022).

EPA Bans Chlorpyrifos On Food Crops (NRDC, April 20, 2022

​​EPA Releases Environmental Justice Equity Action Plan (JD Supra, April 20, 2022). 

April 19, 2022

EPA: Pa. Needs Better Plan to Cut Pollution Flowing into Chesapeake Bay (WTOP News, April 19, 2022).

EPA Releases Environmental Justice Equity Action Plan (The National Law Review, April 19, 2022).

Biden Administration Restores Environmental Reviews for Major Infrastructure Projects (NPR, April 19, 2022).

1-in-4 Ohioans Lives Near Toxic Release Facilities (Cleveland.com, April 19, 2022).

EPA Says It Will Emphasize Environmental Justice, Community Engagement to Promote Equity (AZCentral, April 19, 2022).

April 18, 2022

EPA Target of New Lawsuit for Not Enforcing Clean Air Act (Public News Service, April 18, 2022). 

Inside Biden’s Sparsely staffed, High-Pressure Environmental Shop (E&E News, April 18, 2022).

EPA Tackles Billings Superfund Site that Deals with Toxic Chemical Vapors (April 18, 2022). 

April 14, 2022

Environmental Groups Sue EPA Over State Air Pollution Plans (The Hill, April 14, 2022).

Sources: Biden Climate Adviser Gina McCarthy to Step Down (E&E News, April 14, 2022).

EPA Opens Civil Rights Investigations Over Pollution in Cancer Alley (The Guardian, April 14, 2022). 

EPA Pushes for More Smog Control in Houston, Dallas, After Failing to Meet Standards (KHOU11, April 14, 2022).

Formaldehyde Can Cause Rare Cancers, New EPA Analysis Finds (2) (Bloomberg Law, April 14, 2022).

April 13, 2022

EJ Advocates Have a Plan to Monitor Biden’s Progress (E&E News, April 13, 2022).

How Electric Buses Reduce Toxic Exposure for Kids (E&E News, April 13, 2022).

EPA to Release Assessment of Toxic Formaldehyde, Rejects Industry’s Tired Delay Tactics (Environmental Defense Fund, April 13, 2022).

EPA Downgrade of Denver to ‘Severe’ Air Quality Violator Would Trigger New Emissions Rules (Colorado News Line, April 13, 2022).

April 12, 2022

The EPA Moves to Declare the Front Range a ‘Severe’ Air Quality Violator. Here’s Why That Matters. (CPR News, April 12, 2022).

EPA Announces Plan to Protect Endangered Species and Support Sustainable Agriculture (EPA, April 12, 2022).

EPA to Try to Fight High Gas Prices at the Pump with Ethanol Blend this Summer (CBS News, April 12, 2022).

Gas Prices Force Biden Into an Unlikely Embrace of Fossil Fuels (The New York Times, April 12, 2022).

EPA Hits Reset on Pesticides and Endangered Species Work (E&E News, April 12, 2022).

April 11, 2022

Earthjustice Applauds Congressional Leaders Urging EPA to Close Loopholes Concerning Toxic PFAS Chemicals (Earthjustice, April 11, 2022).

Chemours Claims Toxic PFAS Chemical GenX Protects the Climate (The Intercept, April 11, 2022).

EPA Proposes Removing Emergency Affirmative Defense (EHS DAily Advisor, April 11, 2022).

April 10, 2022

Reversing Course, Again: Biden’s EPA Plans to Toss Trump-era Ruling on Pollution in Spokane River (The Spokesman-Review, April 10, 2022).

A Cleanup Plan in LaSalle Park, but Residents' Concerns Won't be Easy to Remediate (Southbend Tribune, April 10, 2022).

April 8, 2022

EPA Launches Civil Rights Inquiry into Louisiana Agencies (E&E News, April 8, 2022).

April 7, 2022

U.S. EPA Denies 36 Refinery Biofuel Waivers; Gives Most of Them Some Relief (Reuters, April 7, 2022).

EPA Denies Requests for Biofuel Blending Exemptions (The Hill, April 7, 2022).

April 6, 2022

Supreme Court Uses 'Shadow Docket' to Revive Trump EPA Clean Water Rule (Reuters, April 6, 2022). 

U.S. EPA Soon to Announce Decision on Small Refinery Biofuel Waivers -sources (Reuters, April 6, 2022).

Supreme Court Revives Trump-Era Environmental Regulation (The New York Times, April 6, 2022).

April 5, 2022

EPA Moves to Ban Asbestos After Decades of Failures (Politico, April 5, 2022).

Scientists Sound Alarm at US Regulator’s New ‘Forever Chemicals’ Definition (The Guardian, April 5, 2022).

EPA Reverses Course on Herbicide Ban in 10 Midwest and Plains States (Illinois Newsroom, April 5, 2022).

April 4, 2022

EPA Moves to Ban the Most Common Type of Cancer-Causing Asbestos (The Washington Post, April 4, 2022).

Regan on the Hill to Defend EPA’s Spending, Staffing Plan (E&E News, April 4, 2022).

April 3, 2022

'Chicken or egg?' Nonprofit Will Take Superfund Site if EPA Agrees to Remediate It (Daily Record, April 3, 2022).

April 1, 2022

EPA Won’t Regulate Rocket Fuel in Drinking Water (E&E News, April 1, 2022).