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EPA Plans To Leave Long-Term CO2 Liability Issues To Congress

As EPA seeks to speed development of its upcoming rules governing storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, the agency is planning to leave to Congress a host of complicated questions about environmental liability that industry may face from long-term storage of the gas underground, an EPA official says.

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GOP MODERATE MAY LEAD REPUBLICANS ON KEY HOUSE ENERGY PANEL

Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), a GOP moderate on environmental issues, is emerging as a leading contender to replace former House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) as the ranking member of the House Energy & Commerce Committee's energy and air quality subcommittee, a key panel with jurisdiction over nuclear energy and waste issues.

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ACTIVISTS SEEK ENFORCEMENT PROVISIONS IN HOUSE ASBESTOS LEGISLATION

Activists who recently unveiled a new study finding that some popular children's toys and other household items contain asbestos are planning to lobby House lawmakers to draft legislation that goes further than a Senate-approved bill in providing EPA the ability to take enforcement action against companies that produce such products.

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HOUSE PUSH FOR EPA DAMAGES STUDY MAY CURTAIL WASTE-TO-FUEL RULE

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers is asking EPA to replicate an environmental damages study it conducted for its proposed rule exempting some recyclable materials from hazardous waste rules to determine if the agency's proposed rule exempting some fuels from hazardous waste requirements may have similar effects.

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HOUSE GOP BROADENS ATSDR INQUIRY BEYOND TCE CONTAMINATED SITES

Top Republicans on the House Energy & Commerce Committee are expanding their investigation of Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (ATSDR) failures to adequately study health impacts at hazardous waste sites contaminated with the chemical trichloroethylene (TCE) to "every hazardous waste site" where humans are exposed to harmful contaminants.

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HILL OVERSIGHT PROMPTS ACTIVISTS TO HOLD OFF ON EPA SUPERFUND INQUIRY

Satisfied for the time being with congressional inquires into the Bush administration's handling of the Superfund cleanup program, environmentalists are holding off on previous plans to submit a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to EPA in an effort to gather information about program funding and the agency's ability to meet cleanup goals, an informed activist source says.

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CHILDREN'S ADVOCATES SLAM EPA RESPONSE TO CHEMICAL RISK CONCERNS

Children's health advocates are sharply criticizing EPA's response to an agency advisory panel that recently urged the agency to improve its children's health risk assessments for new and existing chemicals -- with critics especially faulting EPA for asserting in its advisory panel response that a new chemical risk assessment agreement with Mexico and Canada significantly advances children's health, even as a variety of stakeholders challenge the practical usefulness of the agreement.

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EPA STALLS PLAN TO IMPLEMENT KEY CHILDREN'S HEALTH RECOMMENDATIONS

EPA's top child protection official has put on hold a plan to form internal agency workgroups aimed at implementing landmark recommendations from the agency's Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC), agency sources say.

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LAWMAKERS PROBING ARMY OVER KENTUCKY CHEM WEAPONS HANDLING

Two senators and one congressman from Kentucky are asking the Army tough questions over its handling of chemical weapons stored in the state, after regulators found numerous violations of state hazardous waste and other environmental regulations, and possible criminal misconduct, at a storage facility near Richmond, KY.

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GOP MODERATE MAY LEAD REPUBLICANS ON KEY HOUSE AIR QUALITY PANEL

Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), a GOP moderate on environmental issues, is emerging as a leading contender to replace former House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) as the ranking member of the House Energy & Commerce Committee's energy and air quality subcommittee, a key panel with jurisdiction over climate change and other air quality issues.

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