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House Group Sees Votes To Block ‘Skinny’ NDAA If It Lacks PFAS Policies

A group of 69 House lawmakers say they have the votes to scuttle efforts to pass a stripped-down defense bill if it lacks measures addressing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), though supporters say they are open to potential compromises on the PFAS measures, including a controversial Superfund law amendment.

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Senate Democrats Unveil Vehicle GHG Plan, Including Huge EV Subsidies

Senate Democrats are elaborating on their promise of a bold climate change agenda if they retake the chamber in 2021, floating the framework for a massive plan to replace gasoline-powered vehicles with electrified cars, coupled with efforts to finance charging infrastructure and retool factories to make advanced vehicles and related equipment.

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Grappling With Internal Splits, Industry Groups Try To Shift GHG Stance

Major industry trade associations are seeking to ease their opposition to climate change policies but are struggling to reach consensus because they must grapple with divisions between energy and non-energy sector members as well as splits even within the energy industry.

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Senators press EPA to negotiate with staff unions

Over 40 Senate Democrats are pressing EPA to “return to the negotiating table” after it broke off negotiations with a union representing roughly 7,500 employees and unilaterally imposed a new contract.

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Supporters Step Up Efforts To Include Strict PFAS Measures In Defense Bill

As House and Senate leaders complete a bicameral conference on pending fiscal year 2020 defense legislation, supporters of strict policies governing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are stepping up efforts to sway lawmakers to include measures that would speed and require strict EPA regulation of the chemicals.

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Senators unveil bipartisan climate caucus

Founded by Sens. Chris Coons (D-DE) and Mike Braun (R-IN), the group will also include energy committee Chairwoman Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and environment panel ranking member Tom Carper (D-DE).

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Grassroots coalition tells EPA to re-focus Superfund funding

The Trump administration “has targeted Superfund sites in majority white communities, medium income communities and where there are deep corporate pockets to pay for cleanup,” CHEJ says.

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Exxon, Allies Push Back As Scrutiny Increases Over Climate Knowledge

Democratic officials are stepping up their scrutiny of ExxonMobil’s alleged efforts to hide knowledge of its climate impacts, including the Oct. 22 start of a long-awaited fraud trial in New York and an Oct. 23 House oversight panel hearing, but the company and its allies are launching a vigorous defense, claiming they are victims of a coordinated smear campaign and seeking to undercut its origins.

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Senate poised for floor action on EPA’s FY20 funding bill

Senators are scrambling to approve the legislation before a stop-gap spending bill expires Nov. 21.

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Senators reintroduce bill to shield auto racing from EPA air rules

A bipartisan group of senators is pushing a bill to prevent EPA from imposing emissions rules on auto racing vehicle modifications, even though the agency is not considering any such regulation.

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