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The EPA weighs a formal review of vinyl chloride, the toxic chemical that burned in the East Palestine train derailment
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration says it could soon launch a formal evaluation of risks posed by vinyl chloride, the cancer-causing chemical that burned in a towering plume of toxic… Read More
WASHINGTON (NewsHour) — The Biden administration rolled out its most aggressive effort yet to combat climate change with tougher emissions limits for cars and trucks. But several challenges remain, including… Read More
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked a federal clean water rule in 24 states that is intended to protect thousands of small streams, wetlands… Read More
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is tightening rules that limit emissions of mercury and other harmful pollutants from coal-fired power plants, updating standards imposed more than a decade… Read More
EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday ordered states to stop blocking contaminated waste from a fiery train derailment in Ohio from being sent to hazardous waste storage… Read More
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new “good neighbor” rule issued by the Environmental Protection Agency will restrict smokestack emissions from power plants and other industrial sources that burden downwind areas with… Read More
EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (AP) —EPA regulators on Tuesday took charge of the cleanup from the East Palestine, Ohio train derailment and chemical burn and ordered Norfolk Southern to foot the… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Ohio Statehouse News Bureau) – A collection of environmental advocates and local government officials argues that Ohio’s regulation on injection wells falls short of protecting safe drinking water… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Environmental groups in Ohio say new language in federal law will solidify the scope and authority of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to regulate… Read More
Updated June 30, 2022 at 10:30 AM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday dealt a major blow to the Environmental Protection Agency’s power to regulate… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The Environmental Protection Agency is warning that two nonstick and stain-resistant compounds found in drinking water pose health risks even at levels so low they cannot… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Monday in a major environmental case that could hobble the ability of federal agencies to regulate air pollution — and… Read More
The EPA plans to phase out hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, which are used in refrigerators and air conditioners. When HFCs are released into the atmosphere, they are extremely good at trapping heat.
On Thursday the EPA ordered the e-commerce giants to stop selling a list of unregistered and misbranded products, some of which contained toxic chemicals like methylene chloride and chlorine dioxide.
Federal environmental regulators released proposed changes to two rules related to the disposal of coal ash and wastewater from coal-fired power plants. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday announced its third… Read More
The new proposal is being criticized for not proactively replacing lead service lines across the nation. It also keeps the same threshold for lead in drinking water that the U.S. currently has.
“This would be a huge step backward,” said one environmental advocate. “It would cause greatly increased pollution.” The Trump administration says it will help the oil and gas industry save money.
Some panel members said they don’t agree that breathing sooty air can cause premature death. The panel’s draft recommendations to the EPA would change how it assesses the dangers of air pollution.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Draft rules being considered by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency would allow developers’ privately-hired consultants to be trained by the state to monitor and certify water… Read More
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today said it will move forward with a series of actions to regulate toxic fluorinated chemicals, including proposing drinking water limits by the end of… Read More
During a sometimes contentious confirmation hearing Wednesday on his nomination to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler was pressed by members of the Senate Committee on Environment and… Read More
“It’s going to take different leadership at the top,” said Don Fox, a former acting director of the Office of Government Ethics. “And that means a different occupant in the White House.”
The agency’s next acting chief has drawn praise as a capable administrator. But critics still say the transition from Scott Pruitt is a bit like “going from a train wreck to a house on fire.”
After months of ethics scandals and investigations, the embattled EPA head has resigned, the president said Thursday.