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Members of EPA's children's health advisory committee are expressing skepticism about various statements from EPA officials professing the Trump EPA's support of children's environmental health, with several of the panel's members at a recent meeting suggesting that EPA leaders need to do more than say appropriate things or write memos.

EPA's failure to date to ask the agency's children's health advisory committee for input on policy questions is frustrating members of the panel who say they cannot be effective without requests from the agency, and prompting the committee chairwoman to say she will write Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler about the issue.

A new study of the lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions from a proposed liquified natural gas (LNG) project to provide fuel for marine operations near Seattle finds that the effort would cut overall GHGs by displacing petroleum-based fuels, though the finding depends on the natural gas being sourced only from Canada.

Environmentalists plan to pressure EPA to revise and tighten its coal ash rule in line with a federal appeals court mandate issued Oct. 15 that formally vacates portions of the Obama-era regulation, in lieu of pursuing waste law enforcement actions against utilities that they claim are now violating the law as a result of the mandate.

Chemical industry attorneys are urging EPA to accelerate its plan to undo Obama-era changes tightening the risk management plan (RMP) facility safety program, after the agency opted against appealing a court ruling that scrapped the Trump administration's delay of the revisions and reinstated looming compliance deadlines.

EPA has finalized a rule that weakens an Obama-era national emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) rule for amino-phenolic resins manufacturing and is also delaying implementation of the softened rule, in response to petitions from resin products urging the Trump administration to revise the regulation.

EPA Region 9 is criticizing the Navy's management of re-sampling and cleanup work at the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in San Francisco, CA, saying the Navy fails in a review of the high-profile cleanup to be upfront about the falsified radiological data sampling that a cleanup contractor was found to have done throughout the site.