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Limits on PFAS in Drinking Water to Benefit 100M Americans

WASHINGTON, DC, April 24, 2024 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued the first national, legally enforceable drinking water standard to protect communities from exposure to harmful per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances, PFAS, often called forever chemicals. […]

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Electric School Buses Have Another Billion-Dollar Year

WASHINGTON, DC, January 9, 2024 (ENS) – Imagine waiting for the school bus – you’re trying to remember algebra for a test, you didn’t get much sleep because of your asthma, and the diesel school bus pulls up, reeking of emissions, making it hard for you to breathe again today. […]

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EPA Acts to Keep ‘Inactive’ Forever Chemicals Off the Market

WASHINGTON, DC, February 3, 2023 (ENS) – They’re called “forever chemicals” for a reason – because they don’t break down in the environment over time. Toxic per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances, PFAS, are the forever chemicals, and they’re not rare – more than 9,000 PFAS have been identified. […]

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Gov/Politics

EPA Opens Environmental Justice Office to Support Civil Rights

WASHINGTON, DC, October 10, 2022 (ENS) – The Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, has just established the Office of Environmental Justice and External Civil Rights to serve underprivileged communities overburdened by the challenges created by lack of environmental justice. It will enforce civil rights laws, and deliver new grants and technical assistance. […]

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Air/Climate

Biden Signs Wide-Ranging Climate, Clean Energy Bill Into Law

WASHINGTON, DC, August 18, 2022 (ENS) – As President Joe Biden signed the $739 billion Inflation Reduction Act into law at the White House on Tuesday, he showcased what motivates his politics, and Democratic politics in general, exclaiming, “Let me say from the start: With this law, the American people won and the special interests lost!” […]

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Court Orders Toxics Reviewed for Endangered Species Impact

SAN FRANCISCO, California, July 18, 2022 (ENS) – In a win for conservationists and wildlife, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ordered new Environmental Protection Agency reviews of two Trump-era decisions to allow the use of two specific chemicals without considering their impact on endangered species such as salmon. […]

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Unregulated Corrosive 9/11 Dust Lands EPA in Court

WASHINGTON, DC, January 16, 2022 (ENS) – A lawsuit seeking justice for 9/11 first responders suffering respiratory injuries has been filed against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency by the non-profit, environmental protection organization Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, PEER. […]

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Burning Toxic Firefighting Foam Hazardous to Human Health

WASHINGTON, DC, November 22, 2021 (ENS) – Just a month after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a new plan to cope with the wide spread of PFAS, a group of toxic chemicals used to make products like nonstick cookware and stain-resistant carpeting, warnings are emerging that industrial facilities across the country are unwittingly burning a firefighting foam containing PFAS chemicals. […]

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US EPA to Regulate, Clean Up Non-stick ‘Forever Chemicals’

WASHINGTON, DC, October 21, 2021 (ENS) – Toxic when ingested, persistent in the environment, PFAS are manufactured chemicals used in industrial and consumer products worldwide since the 1950s. Now, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has launched a national strategy to address PFAS contamination… […]

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Groups Petition U.S. EPA to Regulate Toxic Leaded Aviation Gas

NEW YORK, New York, August 26, 2021 (ENS) – Community groups from across the United States, together with the California’s Santa Clara County, have filed a petition with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency calling on the EPA to regulate lead pollution from private aircraft, the largest remaining source of lead emissions in the country. […]

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Air/Climate

New Trump EPA Rule Slow-Walks Clean Air Regulations

WASHINGTON, DC, December 9, 2020 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today finalized a procedural rule that the agency says will “improve the rulemaking process under the Clean Air Act by establishing requirements to ensure consistent, high-quality analyses of benefits and costs are provided to the public for significant rules.” Critics say the rule will inhibit future air quality protections. […]