June 2021 Newsfeed

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June Newsfeed



July 2, 2021

EPA Withdraws Rule Allowing Use of Radioactive Material in Road Construction (The Hill, July 2, 2021).


July 1, 2021

House Democrats Unite to Send Firm Climate Signal to Biden (Politico, July 1, 2021).

Biden EPA to Reassess Trump-Era Chemical Health Findings (The Hill, July 1, 2021).

EPA Employees Fight for Contract That Will Protect Them Against Future Administrations (The Hill, July 1, 2021)


June 30, 2021

The EPA Must Follow Canada's Lead and Issue New Rules for Ballast Water to Protect the Great Lakes (The Hill, June 30, 2021).

The Department of Yes (The Intercept, June 30, 2021).

U.S. EPA Weighs Taseko Copper Mining Process Akin To Fracking (Nasdaq, June 30, 2021).


June 29, 2021

Study: EPA Underestimated Methane Emissions from Oil and Gas Development (The Hill, June 29, 2021)

EPA Detects Toxic Levels of Pollution from Pearl Harbor Wastewater Treatment Plant (Hawaii News Now, June 29, 2021).

Here's How Biden Is Spending His First Big Environmental Justice Investment (Grist, June 29, 2021).

Groups Urge EPA to Spell Out RFS Waiver Rules (Successful Farming, June 29, 2021).


June 28, 2021

White House Delays Agency Changes to Environmental Law Procedures Under Trump Rule by Two Years (The Hill, June 28, 2021)

U.S. EPA Issues Warnings Over Caribbean Refinery Shutdown Plan (Reuters, June 28, 2021)

EPA Announces Plan to Strengthen Environmental Justice Through Criminal Enforcement (Lexology, June 28, 2021)

Dolton Plant Owner to Pay $350,000 After Hazardous Waste Citations (Chicago Sun Times, June 28, 2021).


June 25, 2021

As Democrats Spar Over Advancing Biden's Climate Agenda, They Move to Cut Methane (The Washington Post, June 25, 2021).


June 24, 2021

Acting United States Attorney Jacquelyn M. Kasulis Announces Formation of Environmental Justice Team in the Office's Civil Division (US Department of Justice, June 24, 2021).

Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Omits Big Climate Measures (The New York Times, June 24, 2021).


June 23, 2021

EPA Orders Cleanup After Tons of Sand Washes into Sandhill Stream (Omaha World-Herald, June 23, 2021).

Governor Petitions EPA to List PFAS as Hazardous Waste (NM Political Report, June 23, 2021).

EPA's Environmental Justice Boss Touts Early Actions for Biden (Bloomberg Law, June 23, 2021).


June 22, 2021

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Protecting the Air We Breathe (Open Access Government, June 22, 2021)

Judge Rejects Challenge to Trump Environmental Review Rule Rewrite (The Hill, June 22, 2021).

What if American Democracy Fails the Climate Crisis? (The New York Times Magazine, June 22, 2021).

EPA Reaches Settlement to Close Asbestos Reporting Loopholes (EHS Daily Advisor, June 22, 2021).


June 21, 2021

Obama BLM Director: Biden Needs a New Nominee (E&E News, June 21, 2021).

Boulder Continues to Work Toward Greater Climate Equity as EPA Bestows No. 8 Ranking (Boulder Daily Camera, June 21, 2021)

US Senators Urge Biden to Support Biomass Industry (Bioenergy Insight, June 21, 2021).


June 20, 2021

EPA Coordinator Shares the Process of Air Quality Tests in Rockton (mystateline.com, June 20, 2021)


June 17, 2021

Biden EPA May Offer Refiners Small Biofuel Concession (Rigzone, June 17, 2021).


June 16, 2021

Federal Judge Overturns Leasing Freeze in Blow to Biden (E&E News, June 16, 2021).

Public Schools Help Des Moines, Sioux City Rank Near Top Nationally for Number of Energy Efficient Buildings (Des Moines Register, June 16, 2021).

Senate Confirms Radhika Fox to Lead EPA's Water Office (The Hill, June 16, 2021).

Biden EPA Delays Trump-Era Lead and Copper Rule Again (NRDC, June 16, 2021).


June 15, 2021

EPA Budget to Increase for FY 2022 (EHS Daily Advisor, June 15, 2021).

EPA to Repeal Controversial Water Rule Impacting New Mexico (Santa Fe New Mexican, June 15, 2021).

Federal Judge Says Biden Cannot Pause New Leases for Drilling on Public Lands (The New York Times, June 15, 2021).

EPA Refers Chemical Plant Owner to Attorney General for Violations After Fire (WISN, June 15, 2021).


June 14, 2021

EPA to Reinstate Air Pollution Panel Disbanded Under Trump (The Hill, June 14, 2021).

EPA & Army Announce Intent to Revise Definition of Waters of the United States (Water and Wastes Digest, June 14, 2021).

Haaland Urges Biden to Fully Protect Three National Monuments Weakened by Donald Trump (The Washington Post, June 14, 2021).

Fire at Illinois Chemical Plant Could Cause "Environmental Nightmare," Fire Chief Says (NBC News, June 14, 2021).


June 13, 2021

13 Refineries Emit Dangerous Benzene Emissions that Exceed the EPA's 'Action Level,' A Study Finds (Inside Climate News, June 13, 2021).

G7 Nations Take Aggressive Climate Action but Hold Back on Coal (The New York Times, June 13, 2021).


June 10, 2021

E.P.A to Review Rules on Soot Linked to Deaths, Which Trump Declined to Tighten (The New York Times, June 10, 2021). 

Volkswagen U.S. CEO Meets with EPA Administrator on EVs (WTVB, June 10, 2021). 

EPA Yanking Toms River Reich Farm from Superfund List (Ashbury Park Press, June 10, 2021).

June 9, 2021

EPA Fines Honolulu-Based Home Remodeler for Lead Safety Violations (Honolulu Star Advertiser, June 9, 2021).

Keystone XL Pipeline Developer Pulls Plug on Controversial Project (The Washington Post, June 9, 2021). 

Rebuilding EPA Through Its Climate Programs (The Hill, June 9, 2021). 

EPA Budget Request Emphasizes Recycling (Plastics Recycling Update, June 9, 2021). 

Court Blocks Trump-era, Toxic Citrus Pesticide, Defended by Biden EPA (Beyond Pesticide, June 9, 2021). 

Biden Administration to Restore Clean-Water Protections Ended by Trump (The New York Times, June 9, 2021). 


June 8, 2021

Environmental Protection Agency Fines 2 Hawaii Companies Over Jet Fuel Release (Honolulu Star Advertiser, June 8, 2021).  

FMC’s Fluindapyr Fun Fungicide Gets EPA Registration (FMC Corporation, June 8, 2021). 

EPA Agrees to Disclose Data on Products Containing Asbestos, Reversing Trump Protocol (San Francisco Chronicle, June 8, 2021). 

‘Energy Justice’ Nominee Brings Activist Voice to Biden’s Climate Plans (NPR, June 8, 2021).


June 7, 2021

Carbon Dioxide in Atmosphere Hits Record High Despite Pandemic Dip (The New York Times, June 7, 2021). 


June 6, 2021

Ohio EPA: Trumbull Drinking Water has Small Amounts of Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals’ (Mahoning Matters, June 6, 2021).


June 4, 2021

EPA Awards $388 Million Loan for East County Water Purification System (NBC 7 San Diego, June 4, 2021). 

EPA Releases 2022 Construction General Permit for Public Comment (The National law Review, June 4, 2021). 

President Biden’s FY 2022 Budget Request Includes $11.2 Billion for EPA (The National Law Review, June 4, 2021). 

EPA Alerts Wisconsin, Fond du Lac Band that PolyMet Mine “May Affect” Their Waters (MPR News, June 4, 2021). 


June 3, 2021

California Urges EPA to Let State Set Car-Emissions Standard (The Times Leader, June 3, 2021). 

Local Leaders Press EPA on Lead Water Needs and Fixes (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 3, 2021). 

Justice Department, EPA and the State of Indiana Reach Clean Air Act Settlement with Lone Star Industries (The Department of Justice, June 3, 2021).

EPA Plans Superfund Cleanup for Bear Creek Near Baltimore (Bay Journal, June 3, 2021).

Brownfields/Arkansas: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Announces Chicot County and Western Arkansas Planning & Development District Grants (JDSUPRA, June 3, 2021). 


June 2, 2021

Environmental Protection Agency to Conduct Listening Sessions on Chemical Accident Prevention (Environmental Protection, June 2, 2021)

Biden Aims to End Arctic Drilling. A Trump-Era Law Could Foil His Plans (The New York Times, June 2, 2021). 

EDF Calls for Restoration of California’s Clean Car Waiver at EPA Hearing (Environmental Defense Fund, June 2, 2021). 


June 1, 2021

Biden Suspends Drilling Leases in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (The New York Times, June 1, 2021). 

Bristol Bay Tribes to EPA: Veto Pebble Mine Now and Forever (NRDC, June 1, 2021).