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Courts Dismiss Two Suits Over Repealed Obama-Era CWA Jurisdiction Rule

Two federal appeals courts have dismissed separate challenges to district court rulings brought by state, industry and environmental groups over the Obama administration’s Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction rule, after the Trump administration’s repeal of the rule became effective Dec. 23, although other suits targeting the repeal rule by other parties remain active.

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Struggling With First Reviews, EPA Lists Next 20 Chemicals For TSCA Study

Complying with statutory mandates, EPA has formally listed the next 20 existing chemicals it will review for possible regulation under the revised Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), even as the agency continues to struggle to meet the law’s deadlines for reviewing the first 10 substances.

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Despite Criticism, EPA Retains PFAS Groundwater Guide’s Cleanup Levels

EPA has issued a final interim guidance for addressing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in groundwater, adhering to the screening level and cleanup goal it proposed earlier this year and largely rejecting wide-ranging criticisms from environmentalists, states and industry over alleged deficiencies.

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EPA Wins $200 Million Boost In Lawmakers’ FY20 Spending ‘Minibus’

House and Senate lawmakers have released consensus spending bills for the remainder of fiscal year 2020 that would raise EPA’s annual budget to $9 billion, an increase of $207 million over FY19 levels, according to a summary released by Senate Democrats.

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Carper Steps Up Push To Strengthen PFAS Rules After Congress’ Failure

Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE), the top Democrat on the Senate environment committee, is stepping up his efforts to get legislative measures passed this year to regulate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) under drinking water and Superfund laws after lawmakers were unable to secure a deal on the measures in defense legislation.

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EPA sends PFAS groundwater cleanup guide for OMB review

Any final guidance will test concerns that the Pentagon may have sought to pre-empt the screening levels EPA had floated in a draft version of the document.

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After NDAA Failure, House Democrats Vow 2020 Floor Vote On PFAS Bill

After failing to secure significant regulatory provisions addressing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the pending fiscal year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), top House Democrats are pledging to bring to the floor early next year a comprehensive, stand-alone measure addressing the chemicals.

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Groups Urge Lawmakers To Reconsider Defense Bill’s PFAS Provisions

Two environmental groups are urging lawmakers to revisit a decision to significantly scale back provisions governing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the pending fiscal year 2020 defense bill, pointing to bipartisan support for the water and waste measures when some of them passed as part of either the House or Senate bills.

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Lawmakers Scale Back PFAS Provisions As Defense Bill Deadline Nears

Amid partisan finger-pointing, lawmakers negotiating the fiscal year 2020 defense bill have significantly scaled back provisions governing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), dropping a series of measures under a host of environmental laws that would have set firm deadlines and pathways for when and how EPA takes action.

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PFAS study may be delayed due to OMB, ATSDR dispute

Such delays means that prospective participants may have less PFAS in their blood than they did when exposures were first discovered, given communities have curbed drinking water exposures in recent years.

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