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01/10 4:36 pm

PFAS HEADS TO SENATE: The House on Friday passed legislation to broadly regulate a cancer-linked chemical over objections from the White House that Congress is sidestepping agencies.The bill, which passed 247 to 159, targets a class of chemicals… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/10 4:26 pm

A group of environmental organizations is raising alarms about the Defense Department’s alleged incineration of PFAS chemicals, also called “forever chemicals” due to their persistence in the environment and human body.The green groups, which… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/10 1:46 pm

Tens of thousands of protesters on Friday flooded the streets of Sydney, Melbourne and other major Australian cities to condemn Prime Minister Scott Morrison for his approach to climate policy as bushfires rage throughout the country. … …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/10 10:36 am

The House on Friday passed legislation to broadly regulate a cancer-linked chemical over objections from the White House that Congress is sidestepping agencies.The bill, which passed 247 to 159, targets a class of chemicals abbreviated as PFAS… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/09 5:36 pm

NEPA: The White House on Thursday issued sweeping changes to one of the nation’s bedrock environmental laws, allowing greater industry involvement in environmental reviews of projects and diminishing the role climate change plays in those… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/09 5:26 pm

Reps. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) and Francis Rooney (R-Fla.) sent a letter to the entire House on Thursday, urging their colleagues to oppose President Trump’s proposed changes to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).Trump earlier that day… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/09 5:06 pm

In a party-line vote Thursday, the Senate confirmed a youthful former Sidley Austin LLP associate to run the White House office that reviews federal regulations despite Democrats’ procedural protests and liberal advocates’ concerns about his “limited qualifications.” …Read Full Article

Source: Law360 Environmental Texas

01/09 4:46 pm

A group of seven Democratic senators wrote Thursday to President Trump’s pick to lead the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), asking him to reject certain proposed environmental rules unless concerns brought up by a science board… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/09 1:46 pm

President Trump’s latest environmental rollback was met with strong resistance from a number of Democratic lawmakers and nearly every major environmental group Thursday, with critics lambasting the administration for seeking to unwind a bedrock… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

01/09 12:56 pm

A spontaneous round of applause broke out at Sydney International Airport for a group of American firefighters who arrived this week to help fight the wildfires hitting Australia. Video posted on Twitter on Thursday by the commissioner of the… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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