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A federal district judge at May 29 oral arguments highlighted potential procedural and substantive hurdles that could weigh against EPA's motion to dismiss a lawsuit that has delayed its novel preemptive Clean Water Act (CWA) veto of the planned Pebble Mine in Alaska, though the judge did not indicate how he might rule on the motion.

A federal appellate court has upheld the dismissal of a coal company's bid for novel early review of EPA's proposal for a rare preemptive Clean Water Act (CWA) veto of the planned Pebble Mine in Alaska, agreeing with the agency's arguments that any legal challenge must wait until regulators take final action on the veto.

A federal appellate court has upheld the dismissal of a coal company's bid for novel early review of EPA's proposal for a rare preemptive Clean Water Act (CWA) veto of the planned Pebble Mine in Alaska, agreeing with the agency's arguments that any legal challenge must wait until regulators take final action on the veto.

EPA waste chief Mathy Stanislaus is signaling the need for a "game plan" for governmental entities, industry, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to implement following the anticipated adoption of a platform on sustainable materials management (SMM) by the Group of 7 (G-7) countries next month, telling a recent U.S. Chamber of Commerce forum the expected action will provide "a huge opportunity."

EPA science advisors appear to be recommending changes to EPA's draft assessment of the human health risks of three trimethylbenzenes (TMBs) along the lines of suggestions from industry representatives who have urged EPA to consider studies of mixtures containing the TMBs in addition to studies of TMBs alone.

The National Academies' National Research Council (NRC) will launch a committee next week to research engine technologies to reduce carbon emissions from commercial aircraft, an effort that could help inform any future EPA rulemaking to curb aircraft greenhouse gases (GHGs).