May 2022 Newsfeed

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May Newsfeed



May 31, 2022

Biden Wants to Rebuild the EPA. He Doesn’t Have the Money to Do It. (The Washington Post, May 31, 2022).

Biden-Harris Administration and EPA Announce Actions to Improve Drinking Water and Wastewater Services for Tribes and Alaska Native Villages (EPA, May 31, 2022).

HHS Announces New Office of Environmental Justice (The Hill, May 31, 2022).

EPA: Two Toxic Hot Spots in Michigan Will Take Longer to Clean Up Than Many Others in Great Lakes States (Bridge Michigan, May 31, 2022).

May 30, 2022

Failure to Launch: The Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Frontiers in Toxicology, May 30, 2022).

New Clean Water Rules are Coming (Nebraska Public Media, May 30, 2022)

May 29, 2022

U.S. EPA Approves Emergency Fuel Waiver in Texas After Refinery Outage (Reuters, May 29, 2022).

May 27, 2022

EPA Must Provide Certainty for Low-Carbon Fuels In 2023 and Beyond (The Hill, May 27, 2022).

EPA’s Pebble ‘Veto’ Won’t Stop All Mining in Alaska’s Bristol Bay (E&E News, May 27, 2022).

Biden Administration Takes Aggressive Measures to Merge Environmental Enforcement and Equity (JDSupra, May 27, 2022).

May 26, 2022

New Biden Appointees Join EPA’s Ranks (E&E News, May 26, 2022).

EPA Announces $750,000 for Water Quality Monitoring in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska (US EPA, May 26, 2022).

May 26, 2022

EPA Rolls Out New EJ Legal Toolkit (E&E News, May 26, 2022).

May 25, 2022

Biden EPA Deals Major Blow to Pebble Mine (E&E News, May 25, 2022).

Biden Administration, Settling a Long Feud, Moves to Block a Mine in Alaska (The New York Times, May 25, 2022).

May 23, 2022

EPA Air Nominee Faces High-Stakes Confirmation Hearing (E&E News, May 23, 2022).

No ‘Simple Fix’: White House Charts Progress on EJ Agenda (E&E News, May 23, 2022).

Nearly $10M in EPA Funding To Go To Environmentally Contaminated Sites in Montana (Great Falls Tribune, May 23, 2022).

May 20, 2022

Unjustified Industry Pushback on EPA’s Toxic Chemical Regulation (The Hill, May 20, 2022).

EPA Announces $221 Million Loan to Modernize Water Infrastructure for Approximately Six Million New Jersey Residents (EPA, May 20, 2022).

EPA, NJ Announce $588M in Water Infrastructure Spending (The Public’s Radio, May 20, 2022).

$500-million Available in 1st Round Funding through EPA For Clean School Buses (The Talk of Delmarva, May 20, 2022).

Biden Administration Kicks Off $5 billion Electric Clean School Bus Program (Electrek, May 20, 2022).

May 19, 2022

EPA Announces Appointment of Casey Sixkiller as Region 10 Administrator (EPA, May 19, 2022).

Hyde-Smith to EPA: Enough talk, it’s Time to Get the Yazoo Pumps Back on Track (Super Talk Mississippi Media, May 19, 2022).

May 18, 2022

In Unusual Move, EPA Backtracks on Air Quality Designations (E&E News, May 18, 2022).

EPA Adds Five PFAS Chemicals to List of Regional Screening and Removal Management Levels to Protect Human Health and the Environment (EPA, May 18, 2022).

The Department of Justice’s Strategy to Advance Environmental Justice (The Hill, May 18, 2022).

EPA New England Awards the University of Vermont a Grant to Help Tackle the Climate Crisis Through Food Waste Diversion (UVM, May 18, 2022).

May 17, 2022

Community Methane Monitoring Fills Gaps Left by EPA (E&E News, May 17, 2022).

May 16, 2022

Getting Environmental Justice Right at the EPA (Canary Media, May 16, 2022).

Bipartisan Group Pushes Senate to Confirm Environmental Prosecutor to Key EPA Post (NPR, May 16, 2022).

EPA Celebrates 25 Years of Children’s Environmental Health Protection (EPA, May 16, 2022).

May 13, 2022

Lawsuit Targets EPA Clean Air Act Waiver Revival (E&E News, May 13, 2022).

EPA Announces Additional $1.9 Billion in State Revolving Loan Funds for Water Infrastructure Upgrades (EPA, May 13, 2022)

May 12, 2022

Biden Administration Announces $254 Million to Tackle Polluted Brownfield Sites (EPA, May 12, 2022).

Biden Administration to Disperse More than $250 million in Contamination Clean-up Funds (The Hill, May 12, 2022).

EPA Blocks Bid to Review Basis for Climate Regs (E&E News, May 12, 2022).

May 10, 2022

Why Can’t Smoggy SoCal Improve Air Quality? Local Regulators Blame the Federal Government (LA Times, May 10, 2022).

Groups Sue EPA Over Water Quality, Manatee Deaths (Citrus County Chronicle, May 10, 2022).

May 9, 2022

Why EPA Might Make New Gas Plants Catch Carbon (E&E News, May 9, 2022).

With Decision on Insecticide, EPA Betrays Protection of Pollinators...Again (Beyond Pesticides, May 9, 2022).

Biden’s New Strategy for Environmental Justice (Grist, May 9, 2022).

Biden’s Department of Justice Announces New ‘Office of Environmental Justice’ (The Ohio Star, May 9, 2022).

As DEQ, EPA Are Slow to Act on PFAS, Private Manufacturers Look to Fill the Gap (NC Health News, May 9, 2022).

May 7, 2022

EPA Proposes TSCA Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for Asbestos (The National Law Review, May 7, 2022).

Biden Administration Forms New Office of Environmental Justice (Nation of Change, May 7, 2022).

May 6, 2022

Trump Showed How Easy It Is To Break The EPA. It's Much Harder To Fix It. (Buzzfeed, May 6, 2022).

EPA Proposal Too Tepid to Address Dangerous Chemical Spills (NRDC, May 6, 2022).

EPA to Review Air Toxics Loopholes Covering Oil Refineries and Petrochemical Plants (Earthjustice, May 6, 2022).

May 5, 2022

DOJ Announces New Office Focused on Environmental Justice (The Hill, May 5, 2022).

EPA Union Seeks Climate Emergency Declaration to Hire More Staff (Bloomberg Law, May 5, 2022).

Biden Admin Unveils Long-Awaited EJ Strategy (E&E News, May 5, 2022).
May 4, 2022

EPA Proposes 3 New Actions to Protect Public From PFAS (, May 4, 2022).

Alarmed by Declining EPA Enforcement, 55 Environmental Groups Urge Senate to Confirm Long-Delayed EPA Enforcement Chief (, May 4, 2022).

May 3, 2022

EPA Announces $40M to Help Restore Chesapeake Bay (AP News, May 3, 2022).

EPA to Weigh Regulating Common Plastic as Hazardous Waste (E&E News, May 3, 2022).

​​EPA Recommends Against Reissuing Permit for PolyMet Mine (The Washington Post, May 3, 2022).

EPA Announces $281 Million WIFIA Loan to Modernize Wastewater Infrastructure in Johnson County, Kansas (EPA, May 3, 2022).

EPA Ramps Up Clean Water Inspections in Pennsylvania (Bay Journal, May 3, 2022).