October 2021 Newsfeed

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October Newsfeed



October 31, 2021

EPA Asks DC Cir. to Pause States’ Ozone Standards Challenge While it Reconsiders Rule Extension (Law Street, October 31, 2021). 

October 30, 2021

What the EPA’s Plan to Regulate ‘Forever Chemicals’ Means for Minnesota (Faribault Daily News, October 30, 2021)

October 29, 2021

Supreme Court to Hear Case on E.P.A.’s Power to Limit Carbon Emissions (The New York Times, October 29, 2021). 

October 28, 2021

Biden Should Declare a Climate Emergency, EPA Midwest Employees Say (Chicago Sun Times, October 28, 2021). 

EPA Unveils New Strategy for Reducing Lead Exposure (The Hill, October 28, 2021).

October 27, 2021

Biden to Unveil Strategy that Triggered Trump Turmoil (E&E News, October 27, 2021). 

Commission to Examine Extent, History of Illegal Maumee Sewer Discharge (WTOL, October 27, 2021). 

October 26, 2021

Ohio EPA Reports Increase of Salt in Drinking Water (Springfield News-Sun, October 26, 2021). 

EPA Again Monitoring Air in Response to Odor Complaints (Bristol Herald Courier, October 26, 2021). 

EPA: GenX Far More Toxic that Originally Thought, Could Prompt NC to Significantly Reduce Health Advisory Goal (NC Policy Watch, October 26, 2021). 

Biden EPA Decides to Keep a Trump EPA NSR Rule...For Now (JD Supra, October 26, 2021). 

Los Angeles Receives $224 Million Loan from EPA for Water Recycling Project (CBSLA, October 26, 2021). 

October 25, 2021

EPA Finally has an Action Plan to Improve Water Infrastructure and Sanitation for US Tribes (Grist, October 25, 2021).

The key for EPA rules? Inside the Methane Tech Revolution (E&E News, October 25, 2021).

EPA Reaches Settlements with 41 Idaho, Oregon, and Washington Home Renovators for Lead-based Paint Violations (U.S. EPA, October 25, 2021). 

Tacoma Company must Pay $214k for Environmental Violations, Fire that Hospitalized Worker (The News Tribune, October 25, 2021). 

October 24, 2021

EPA Seeks Input on Proposed PFAS National Primary Drinking Water Regulation (The National Law Review, October 24, 2021). 

October 22, 2021

Biden EPA Starting to Make Environmental Justice Goals More Concrete (Mondaq, October 22, 2021). 

Biden Crafts a Climate Plan B: Tax Credits, Regulation, and State Action (The New York Times, October 22, 2021). 

October 21, 2021

AG Leaders Say Withdrawal of Chlorpyrifos by EPA Hurts American Farmers (Food Safety News, October 21, 2021).

October 20, 2021

Unchecked Growth of Industrial Animal Farms Spurs Long Fight Environmental Justice in Eastern NC (NC Health News, October 20, 2021). 

EPA’s New PFAS Strategic Roadmap Could Present Potholes for the Unprepared (JD Supra, October 20, 2021). 

In Benton Harbor, Residents’ Complaints of Lead-Tainted Water Carry Echoes (Circle of Blue, October 20, 2021). 

How Chemical Companies Avoid Paying for Pollution (The New York Times, October 20, 2021).

October 19, 2021

People Exposed to PFAS Criticize EPA Action Plan as Too Little, Too Late (The Intercept, October 19, 2021). 

Biden PFAS Plan Contains New Pathways for Litigators (E&E News, October 19, 2021). 

October 18, 2021

Biden Administration Launches Roadmap to Tackle Pollution from Widely Used ‘Forever Chemicals’ (CNN, October 18, 2021). 

Biden Administration Moves to Curtail Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals’ (Washington Post, October 18, 2021). 

U.S. EPA Wants Information on Toxic Gas from Cobb Sterigenics Facility (WABE, October 18, 2021).

New Equipment Allows Austin Water to Test for Cyanobacteria, Cyanotoxins in House (KXAN, October 18, 2021). 

October 15, 2021

EPA Signs Off on Major Changes to Minnesota’s Water Quality Rules (Minn Post, October 15, 2021). 

Michigan Acts on Lead Crisis, Urges EPA to ‘Jump In’ (E&E News, October 15, 2021).

LyondellBasell Companies Agree to Reduce Harmful Air Pollution at Six U.S. Chemical Plants (EPA, October 15, 2021). 

October 14, 2021

Justice Department, EPA and Texas Settle with DuPont and PMNA and Require Action to Address Violations of Waste, Water and Air Environmental Laws at Texas Facility (U.S. Justice Department, October 14, 2021)

October 13, 2021

EPA Eyes Broader Oversight of Cancer-causing Gas (E&E News, October 13, 2021).

CEQ Chief Touts Climate Goals, Laments ‘Ping-ponging Policy’ (E&E News, October 13, 2021).

EPA May Increase Reporting Requirements for Carcinogen Used in Plastic Production (The Hill, October 13, 2021).

EPA Advances WOTUS Rewrite (E&E News, October 13, 2021). 

EPA Fires Back in D.C. Circuit Appellate Brief on Coal Ash Rules (Law Street, October 13, 2021).

October 12, 2021

EPA to Give an Update on Butte Projects in Virtual Meeting Thursday (NBC Montana, October 12, 2021). 

Biden Taps Montgomery County Environmental Chief Ortiz for Key EPA Post (Maryland Matters, October 12, 2021). 

October 11, 2021

EPA Finds Evidence for Tightening Key Air Quality Standard (The Hill, October 11, 2021).

October 10, 2021

EPA Closer to Unveiling Plan for Tackling ‘Forever Chemicals’ (The Hill, October 10, 2021)

October 8, 2021

EPA Agrees to Further Phase Down Superpollutant (E&E News, October 8, 2021).

EPA Announces Appointment of Rod Snyder as EPA Agricultural Advisor (NewsDakota.com, October 8, 2021).

EPA Challenges Decision on Water Clean Up Standards (Reuters, October 8, 2021).

Biden EPA to Tighten Soot Standards Trump Left Unchanged (E&E News, October 8, 2021).

EPA Grants Petitions to Stem Climate Pollutants in Future Rules (Bloomberg Law, October 8, 2021).

PFAS Comment by Michael Regan Show EPA’s Clear Intent (The National Law Review, October 8, 2021).

October 7, 2021

EPA Power Plant Rules Could be Part of Bigger Initiative (E&E News, October 7, 2021).

Biden Takes Big Step on Rules for Environmental Reviews (The Hill, October 7, 2021).

October 6, 2021

U.S. States Push to Surpass World Emissions Norms on Aviation (US News, October 6, 2021).

EPA Awards $335,000 for Pollution Prevention and Sustainability Projects in Pacific Northwest Communities (U.S. EPA, October 6, 2021).

October 4, 2021

EPA Targets Potent Greenhouse Gases, Putting a Louisville Company in its Crosshairs (Courier Journal, October 4, 2021).

Landmark EJ Ruling Sparks Legislative Reckoning in VA (E&E News, October 4, 2021).

EPA Strategic Plan Touts Climate, Environmental Justice Goals (E&E News, October 4, 2021).

EPA Announces Updates on its Efforts to Address PFAS in Pesticides Packaging (The National Law Review, October 4, 2021).

EPA Moves to Elevate Tribal Rights in Water Quality: Changes Could Modify CWA Implementation (Lexology, October 4, 2021).

October 3, 2021

Maryland to Resume Use of Pesticide after EPA Testing Doesn’t Detect PFAS (Capital Gazette, October 3, 2021).

October 2, 2021

Biden is Protecting the Land Where the Fat Bears Thrive (Mashable, October 2, 2021).

EPA Begins Five Year Review of Verona Pollution (The Monett Times, October 2, 2021).

EPA Fines Riverbend Landfill in McMinnville $104,482 for Air Pollution Violations (Statesman Journal, October 2, 2021).

October 1, 2021

EPA Will Reconsider Requiring Chemours to Fund PFAS Testing, a Petition Rejected by Outgoing Trump Administration (WHQR, October 1, 2021).

Texas Natural Gas Co. Settles with EPA After Worker Deaths (Reuters, October 1, 2021).