December 2021 Newsfeed

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December Newsfeed



December 31, 2021

EPA Awards National Grant to Hawaiʻi for Diesel Emissions Reduction Project (Maui Now, December 31, 2021). 

EPA Publishes Draft Scope of the Risk Evaluation for Asbestos Part 2: Supplemental Evaluation Including Legacy Uses and Associated Disposals of Asbestos (The National Law Review, December 31, 2021).

December 30, 2021

Emissions Testing Eliminated in Rutherford County, Replaced by Increased Registration Fee (Daily News Journal, December 30, 2021). 

December 29, 2021

Advocates Call EPA 'Forever Chemical' Testing Announcement Insufficient (The Hill, December 29, 2021). 

Off to the Races: EPA’s Aggressive New Fuel Efficiency Standards Will Fundamentally Reshape How Cars are Made and Powered (The National Law Review, December 29, 2021). 

December 28, 2021

EPA to Order Chemical Makers to Test PFAS Substances for Toxicity (Reuters, December 28, 2021). 

EPA to Require More Facilities to Report Releases of Carcinogenic Gas (The Hill, December 28, 2021). 

December 27, 2021

Pine River Downstream Getting EPA Attention (Morning Sun, December 27, 2021). 

December 24, 2021

Grassroots Organization Asking EPA to Make Chemours Pay for Environmental Testing (WECT, December 24, 2021). 

December 23, 2021

Burnout, Expertise Gaps Plague EPA Chemicals Office (E&E News, December 23, 2021).

December 22, 2021

Biden has no EPA Air Nominee as Climate Goals Teeter (E&E News, December 22, 2021). 

Sixteen Hispanic House Democrats Ask EPA for Tougher Methane Rule (The Hill, December 22, 2021). 

December 21, 2021

Reversing Trump Rollback, Biden’s EPA Announces Historically Ambitions Vehicle Emissions Standards (EcoWatch, December 21, 2021). 

EPA Grants $81M Loan to Sacramento County Water Agency (FOX40, December 21, 2021). 

December 20, 2021

EPA: Infrastructure Law Will Fund Clean-Up at Kil-Tone Property in Vineland (Yahoo News, December 20, 2021).

EPA Tightens Car Emission Standards,Tosses Trump-era Rules (E&E News, December 20, 2021).

E.P.A. Announces Tightest-Ever Auto Pollution Rules (The New York Times, December 20, 2021). 

December 18, 2021

The EPA Begins Rolling Out Billions to Clean Up Superfund Sites (NPR, December 18, 2021). 

December 17, 2021

EPA Announces New Mexico & Louisiana Sites Will Receive Part of First $1B from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funds to Clear Out the Superfund Backlog (EPA, December 17, 2021). 

EPA Releases $1B to Clean Up Toxic Waste Sites in 24 States (The Washington Post, December 17, 2021). 

December 16, 2021

EPA Announces $1.27 Million to Fund Environmental Justice Efforts in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest (EPA, December 16, 2021).

Biden Administration Details Push to Finally Rid the Nation of Millions of Lead Pipes (The Washington Post, December 16, 2021). 

EPA Details Push to Tighten Rules for Lead in Drinking Water (AP News, December 16, 2021). 

December 15, 2021

Is There Something Amiss With the Way the EPA Tracks Methane Emissions from Landfills? (Inside Climate News, December 15, 2021). 

EPA Flush with Cash as Covid Pesticide Registrations Pile Up (E&E News, December 15, 2021). 

December 14, 2021

Coal Interests Press Supreme Court to Limit EPA Reach (E&E News, December 14, 2021). 

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Moves to Create New Groundwater Quality Standards (The Edwardson Intelligencer, December 14, 2021). 

EPA: Clean Up Air Pollution From New Orleans Area Plant (, December 14, 2021). 

December 13, 2021

EPA Stops Posting ‘Critically Important’ Data on Chemical Risks (Bloomberg Law, December 13, 2021). 

EPA Opens a $20 Million Grant Competition for Community Air Pollution Monitoring (Environmental Protection, December 13, 2021). 

December 12, 2021

Biden Calls on EPA to Investigate Role of Climate Crisis in Deadly Tornadoes (The Guardian, December 12, 2021). 

December 11, 2021

In Hawaii, Fears Grow Over Unsafe Levels of Petroleum in Drinking Water (The New York Times, December 11, 2021). 

December 10, 2021

Navy Blames Hawaii Water Contamination on Jet Fuel Spill (ABC News, December 10, 2021). 

December 9, 2021

EPA’s RFS This Week Unleashed a Mix of Support and Questions; Here’s What to Watch Next (AG Web, December 9, 2021). 

President Biden Announces Key Regional Appointments for HHS, EPA, and HUD (The White House, December 9, 2021). 

December 8, 2021

EPA Awards over $4 Million in Grants for Diesel Emissions Reduction Projects in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska (EPA, December 8, 2021). 

EPA-Linked Consultant Undercuts Agency’s PFAS Concerns (E&E News, December 8, 2021).

Biofuels Sector Rankled Although EPA Proposes Highest Ethanol Mandate (Successful Farming, December 8, 2021). 

December 7, 2021

Deal forces EPA to Revisit Chemical Industry Emissions (E&E News, December 7, 2021). 

U.S. EPA Proposes Biofuel Mandate Cuts, a Boost to Pandemic-hit Refiners (Reuters, December 7, 2021). 

Scores of Properties Subject to EPA Cleanup in Black Eagle (KRTV Montana, December 7, 2021). 

December 5, 2021

$110 Coming to Iowa for Water, Wastewater Work (The Clinton Herald, December 5, 2021). 

December 4, 2021

Mississippi to Receive Nearly $75 Million in Infrastructure Funding (AP News, December 4, 2021). 

December 3, 2021

The EPA Placed a Texas Superfund Site on its National Priorities List in 2018. Why Is the Health Threat Still Unknown? (Inside Climate News, December 3, 2021). 

EPA Advisers Favor Stronger Soot Standards (E&E News, December 3, 2021). 

December 2, 2021

EPA Announces Water Infrastructure Funding for States Through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Calls for Prioritizing Underserved Communities (EPA, December 2, 2021). 

EPA Outlines $7.4B for Water Infrastructure Headed to States (The Washington Post, December 2, 2021). 

Environmental Protection Agency Authorizes Red Lake Nation to Set Water Quality Standards (The Bemidji Pioneer, December 2, 2021).

December 1, 2021

Lawmakers Send Three Biden Picks for EPA to Full Senate (Reuters, December 1, 2021).