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A Michigan utility is fighting EPA's claims that it violated Clean Air Act new source review (NSR) permit mandates when it modified a power plant, urging a federal appeals court to uphold a district court ruling in the utility's favor -- a decision testing NSR's scope that the Justice Department (DOJ) has warned risks “eviscerating” the permit program.

EPA is proposing a new waste minimization grants program under its fiscal year 2016 budget request as part of its climate mitigation plan and to better position the United States for meeting President Obama's long-term climate goals by reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from waste activities.

Environmentalists are urging a federal appeals court to force EPA to respond within 90 days to their petition asking the agency to evaluate the potential harms to monarch butterflies from the widely used pesticide glyphosate, part of advocates' legal strategy to fight the agency's approval of the substance.

The mining industry is calling for EPA or White House officials to rework requirements for the sector in the agency's long-pending updated general permit for industrial stormwater discharges, saying the draft permit improperly applies construction mandates to mining activities and would create a regulatory conflict if finalized without changes.

In a high-level dispute over which perchloroethylene (perc) toxicity levels should govern cleanup at an Air Force base in California, EPA and state regulators have added a new element to their arguments, contending the military's position would require a fundamental remedy revision that warrants a full public vetting.

BALTIMORE -- A former top Bush White House official is suggesting lawmakers crafting Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform legislation include provisions giving industry power to develop chemical risk assessments that EPA would use as the basis for regulation, but Democrats and environmentalists say they would oppose any such plan.