FACT SHEET: President Biden’s Leaders Summit on Climate

WASHINGTON – Today, President Biden announced his intent to appoint leaders to key regional roles at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Health and Human Services, and Department of Agriculture: Adam Ortiz, Regional Administrator, Region 3, Environmental Protection Agency Debra Shore, Regional Administrator, Region 5, Environmental Protection Agency LilyContinue Reading

Inside Track: Planning, Environment & Sustainability - In the media, In practice and courts, Cases and Legislation - Real Estate and Construction

On September 23, 2021, several farmworker groups, green groups, and health organizations challenged EPA’s reapproval of paraquat dichloride. Paraquat dichloride, known simply as paraquat, is a weed killer. It has been widely used in the United States since the 1960s. Petitioners seek to set aside EPA’s interim registration review decision.Continue Reading

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One of the fossil fuel and plastic industries’ favorite “solutions” to the plastic pollution crisis may finally be coming under greater scrutiny from the federal government.  Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, formally announced it was considering tighter regulations for pyrolysis and gasification — controversial processes that areContinue Reading

Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by the League of Conservation Voters — EPA finalizing rule cutting HFCs

Welcome to Thursday’s Overnight Energy & Environment, your source for the latest news focused on energy, the environment and beyond. Subscribe here: thehill.com/newsletter-signup. Today we’re looking at moves to phase down the use of greenhouse gases called hydrofluorocarbons, a preliminary report form FERC and NERC on the Texas power outagesContinue Reading

The US Environmental Protection Agency is failing to protect children by ignoring poisons in the environment and focusing on corporate interests, according to a top children’s health official who will testify this week that the agency tried to silence her because of her insistence on stronger preventions against lead poisoning.Continue Reading

BROAD COALITION OF ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS URGES IMMEDIATE PASSAGE OF THE SAVE THE BEES BILL

Booker, EPA Administrator Regan, NJ DEP Commissioner LaTourette, Mayor Baraka, and Advocates Survey and Discuss Environmental Justice Issues Affecting Newark Residents Newark, NJ – U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) joined EPA Administrator Michael Regan, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Shawn LaTourette, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, Ironbound Community Corporation, and New JerseyContinue Reading

Whistleblowers say the US Environmental Protection Agency has been falsifying dangerous new chemicals’ risk assessments in an effort to make the compounds appear safe and quickly approve them for commercial use. Over the past five years, the EPA has not rejected any new chemicals submitted by industry despite agency scientistsContinue Reading

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The Environmental Protection Agency awarded Emory University researchers $1.35 million to work with members of the West Atlanta community to better understand any potential risks in the area for exposures among children to lead and heavy metals and metalloids, along with other environmental contaminants. “This award helps researchers at EmoryContinue Reading

EPA Takes up Environmental Justice Complaint Against Philly’s Permit for Natural Gas Power Plant

Within a week of taking office, President Joe Biden signed an executive order committing federal agencies to address environmental justice — making sure poor neighborhoods and communities of color aren’t saddled with a disproportionate number of polluters. He formed the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council and the Environmental Interagency Council toContinue Reading