August 2021 Newsfeed

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August Newsfeed



August 31, 2021

Interior Department Posts New Lease Sales a Week After Resumption Announcement (The Hill, August 31, 2021). 

At a Fossil Fuels Summit, the Climate Crisis Is Totally Under Control (Jacobin, August 31, 2021). 

To Save Lake Tahoe, They Spared No Expense. The Fire Came Over the Ridge Anyway (The New York Times, August 31, 2021)

EPA Expected to Act Soon on Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (Environmental Defense Fund, August 31, 2021).

EPA Eyes Risk More People Face From Two Plastic Softeners (Bloomberg Law, August 31, 2021).

Judge Scraps Red State Lawsuit Over Biden Carbon Metric (E&E News, August 31, 2021). 

August 30, 2021

Federal Judge Strikes Down Trump Rule Governing Water Pollution (The New York Times, August 30, 2021). 

U.S. Regulator Tells White House it will Step Up Enforcement of Oil and Gas Conglomerates (The Washington Post, August 30, 2021). 

U.S. EPA approves emergency fuel waivers for Louisiana, Mississippi during Hurricane Ida (Reuters, August 30, 2021).

EPA Reissues Temperature TMDLs in the Columbia and Lower Snake Rivers (National Law Review, August 30, 2021).

August 27, 2021

California's 'Cantaloupe Center' Struggles to Reign Supreme As Drought Pummels Agriculture Across the West (The Washington Post, August 27, 2021).

Trump EPA Ignored Scientists Warnings On Miss. Project: Docs (E&E News, August 27, 2021)

EPA: Bee-Killing Pesticide Harms Most Endangered Species (E&E News, August 27, 2021).

EPA is Falsifying Risk Assessments for Dangerous Chemicals, Says Whistleblowers (The Guardian, August 27, 2021).


August 26, 2021

EPA Takes Over Raritan Bay Superfund Study from Company Responsible for Cleanup (, August 26, 2021)


August 25, 2021

EPA Receives 50 New Requests for WIFIA Financing Totaling Over $8 Billion Dollars (Water & Wastes Digest, August 25, 2021).

EPA Takes Action to Protect Pacific Salmon from Pesticides (EcoWatch, August 25, 2021).

County of Santa Clara Files Petition Urging EPA to Initiate Nationwide Ban on Leaded Aviation Gasoline (County of Santa Clara Newsroom, August 25, 2021).

Interior Keeps Slashing Royalty Rates for Coal Companies (E&E News, August 25, 2021)

Interior Announces First Oil Drilling Sales of the Biden Era (E&E News, August 25, 2021).


August 24, 2021

Biden Aims to Remove All Lead Pipes. Will EPA Follow Suit? (E&E News, August 24, 2021)

Scientists Say the World Urgently Needs to Cut Methane Emissions. The Politics Aren't As Simple (Politico, August 24, 2021).

Groups Ask EPA to Regulate Lead Pollution Around Nation's Airports (Earthjustice, August 24, 2021).

Calls for Ninth Circuit to Revoke EPA CWA Delegation of NPDES Authority to the State of Washington (National Law Review, August 24, 2021).

White House Warned EPA Its Auto Emissions Plan Was Too Weak (Bloomberg Law, August 24, 2021).


August 23, 2021

As the West Bakes Utah Forges Ahead With Water Pipeline (E&E News, August 23, 2021).

EPA: 1.6 Billion RINs Generated in July (Ethanol Producer Magazine, August 23, 2021).

Bay Area Gets $168 Million EPA Water Investment Loans (ENR, August 23, 2021).

Historic Visit from EPA Chief Puts Spotlight on Environmental Disaster in South Bay (KUSI, August 23, 2021).


August 22, 2021

EPA Expected to Send Biofuel Quota Draft to White House (, August 22, 2021).


August 20, 2021

Fracking linked to surface water quality for the first time (The Hill, August 20, 2021).

The EPA just ordered this Illinois city to fix its sewage problem again (Grist, August 20, 2021).

EPA Announces Electronic Process for Submitting Foreign Purchaser Acknowledgement Statements (JDSupra, August 20, 2021).


August 19, 2021

NPS Pick Has Never Managed a Park, But That May Not Matter (E&E News, August 19, 2021).

As Biden Urges Global Warming Action, Courts Shape Climate Policy at Home (Washington Post, August 19, 2021).

More fires, weather events cause strain on fire and smoke computers (KCRA2, August 19, 2021).

Formaldehyde causes leukemia, according to EPA assessment suppressed by Trump officials (The Intercept, August 19, 2021).


August 18, 2021

Court Blocks a Vast Alaskan Drilling Project, Citing Climate Dangers (The New York Times, August 18, 2021).

EPA to Block Pesticide Tied to Neurological Harm in Children (The New York Times, August 18, 2021).


August 17, 2021

Three Things Are Clear About Biden's Latest Move on Oil Leasing (E&E News, August 17, 2021).

House Environment and Commerce Leaders Request Information About New Chemical Review Progress from EPA (National Law Review, August 17, 2021).

The EPA and the City of Wapato settle over wastewater treatment discharge violations (Environmental Protection Online, August 17, 2021).


August 16, 2021

EPA Wants Property Owners of Erie Coke Corporation to Pay for Property Clean Up (, August 16, 2021).

Booker Aide Zach McCue is Contender for Top EPA Job (New Jersey Globe, August 16, 2021).

In A First, U.S. Declares Shortage On Colorado River, Forcing Water Cuts (The New York Times, August 16, 2021).

Course Rejects CWA Challenge, Tees Up Supreme Court Showdown (E&E News, August 16, 2021).

Biden Wants a National Efficiency Standard, Would it Work? (E&E News, August 16, 2021).


August 13, 2021

EPA New Mexico announces new air quality initiative (Sante Fe New Mexican, August 13, 2021).


August 12, 2021

Chemical supplier loses certification after nearly contaminating Michigan community water (Michigan Live, August 12, 2021).

After Review, EPA Keeps Three Coal Combustion Residue Rules in Place (National Law Review, August 12, 2021).

EPA Levies Penalties for Lead-Related Violations in L.A. Schools (Random Lengths News, August 12, 2021).

State-Level Permitting Primary May Boost Carbon Capture and Storage (JDSupra, August 12, 2021).


August 11, 2021

Environment Group Sue EPA for Failing to Address Sulfur Dioxide in Air In Maryland and Michigan (Baltimore Fishbowl, August 11, 2021).

EPA Adds 36 New Chemicals to the Safer Chemical Ingredients List (National Law Review, August 11, 2021).


August 10, 2021

EPA Asked to Stop Barring Employees From Sharing Scientific Finding With Each Other (Government Executive, August 10, 2021).

Will The Supreme Court Take On EPA'S Climate Rule (E&E News, August 10, 2021).

EPA Ordered to Update Rules on Oil Spill-Fighting Chemicals (Associated Press, August 10, 2021).

EPA Funds Research to Better Understand Exposure of Young Children to Chemicals in Soil and Dust (Lexology, August 10, 2021).

Pesticide Companies Should Pay Attention to Federal PFAS Activities (National Law Review, August 10, 2021).


August 9, 2021

Biden Rushes to Pick Judges, But One Major Opening Remains (E&E News, August 9, 2021).

Biden Administration Begins Process of Revising Waters of U.S. Rule (JDSupra, August 9, 2021).

Clean Up Settlement Reached on Hazardous Waste Site Near Arkansas River in Fort Smith (TB&P, August 9, 2021).


August 6, 2021

US EPA Shoots to push vehicle fuel efficiency to 52 mpg by 2026 (Reuters, August 6, 2021).

In Three Predominantly Black North Birmingham Neighborhoods, Residents Live Inside An Environmental Nightmare (Inside Climate News, August 6, 2021).

EPA Plans to Start Cleaning Up Soil With Lead and Arsenic in Garland Neighborhood by End of August (The Dallas Morning News, August 6, 2021).


August 5, 2021

Biden, in a Push to Phase Out Gas Cars, Will Tighten Pollution Rules (The New York Times, August 5, 2021).


August 4, 2021

White House Reviewing Revamp to Trump’s Power Plant Rule (E&E News, August 4, 2021).

Leaked Audio Shows Pressure to Overrule Scientists in “Hair-On-Fire” Cases (The Intercept, August 4, 2021).

Cypress Creek Watershed Protection Plan Accepted by EPA (Houston Chronicle, August 4, 2021).

EPA Unveils Its Power Plants And Neighboring Communities Mapping Tool (JDSupra, August 4, 2021).


August 3, 2021

Biden Administration Kicks Off Second Look at Arctic Refuge Drilling (The Hill, August 3, 2021).

EPA Orders Cahokia Heights to Take “Immediate Actions” to Prevent Drinking Water Contamination (, August 3, 2021).

EPA Backtracks on Aerial Pesticide Ban (E&E News, August 3, 2021).

In Reversal, EPA Won’t Allow Radioactive Fertilizer Byproducts in Roads (Tampa Bay Times, August 3, 2021).

Senate Votes Down NEPA Amendment to Bipartisan Bill (E&E News, August 3, 2021).


August 2, 2021

Biden’s Climate Plans Are Stunted After Dejected Experts Fled Trump (The New York Times, August 2, 2021).

EPA Announces New Members of Science Board After Firing Trump Appointees (The Hill, August 2, 2021).