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Carper blasts EPA for inaction on PFAS

The Democratic senator is giving the Trump Administration a D- grade for implementing its PFAS Action Plan.

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Michigan reaches $69.5 million proposed PFAS settlement with Wolverine

The state has the most sites in the country contaminated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), and recently filed suit against a host of manufacturers of the substances.

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Litigation Over 2015 WOTUS Rule Continues As Suits On 2020 Policy Loom

Litigation over the now-repealed 2015 Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction rule is continuing in federal courts even as EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers brace for expected new lawsuits over their narrow 2020 policy defining waters of the United States (WOTUS) and tackle litigation over a related 2019 action that repealed the 2015 rule.

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PFAS Mandates In NDAA Start To Take Effect But Calls For More Continue

EPA has begun to enforce defense law measures requiring Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reporting of 160 per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), while environmentalists and lawmakers are launching various efforts to enforce other provisions governing the chemicals in the recently enacted law.

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EPA Issues Final Rule Significantly Narrowing Water Act’s Jurisdiction

The Trump administration has issued its final rule significantly narrowing the universe of waters subject to protection under the Clean Water Act (CWA).

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PEER asks IG to investigate scientific violations with narrower CWA rule

More than three dozen former and current federal employees allege EPA headquarters political employees failed to consult with scientific experts in violation of the agency’s Scientific Integrity Policy.

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Adopting New Mandate, EPA Lists 160 PFAS For Toxics Release Reporting

EPA has quietly added 160 per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to its list of chemicals requiring reporting under the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), following through on new defense law provisions that mandate the additions.

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Alliance Seeks To Back New Hampshire’s Challenge To PFAS Rule Injunction

Environmentalists are seeking to intervene in state court litigation that threatens to stall New Hampshire’s landmark drinking water and groundwater standards for four per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), with the advocates attempting to bolster the state’s case to permit the rules to remain in effect during interlocutory appeal.

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EPA rejects industry bid to extend comment period on TRI PFAS plan

The agency is rejecting the waste treatment industry’s request to extend by 60 days the deadline for input on potentially adding PFAS to the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI).

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Council adds brownfields, mining projects to fast-track permitting process

Environmentalists say the action is unlawful because it did not allow for public comment.

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