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EPA Rejects Bid To Ban Chlorpyrifos, Clearing Way For Long-Sought Suit

EPA is formally denying environmentalists’ objections to the Trump administration’s decision to overturn an Obama EPA ban on agricultural uses of the widely-used and controversial pesticide chlorpyrifos, meeting a court-ordered deadline for a final decision that clears the way for a legal challenge on the merits of the reversal.

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Manufacturers settle precedent-setting lead-paint damages case

One report says “Californian local governments report receiving inquiries from counterparts in other areas of the country interested in bringing their own nuisance claims.”

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House Republicans Remain Hostile To Democrats’ Scientific Integrity Bill

House Republicans are showing little interest in supporting a bill being crafted by Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY) that seeks to codify scientific integrity requirements at EPA and other agencies, accusing Democrats of “weaponizing” the debate over federal science and faulting the bill for its failure to sufficiently address “research misconduct” and other issues.

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Former industry lawyer takes lead role at OCSPP

David Fischer is likely to provide EPA with new expertise as it scrambles to implement the revised toxics law though his selection is also renewing criticism over industry’s role in implementing the law.

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New York, Connecticut signal push to address PFAS

The Empire State is poised to propose strictest-in-the nation standards for the two most common PFAS while the Constitution State is creating a workgroup to study PFAS issues.

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EPA moves to send methylene chloride challenge to 2nd Circuit

EPA’s motion means the court will hear challenges from both industry and environmental groups to the agency’s first-time rule under the revised toxics law barring uses of an existing chemical.

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Draft EPA Plan Seeks Sharp Limits On EAB, Sparking Litigation Warning

A draft plan circulating within EPA would sharply curtail the role of the Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) in a bid to speed permit reviews -- including possible elimination of the current administrative appeals process -- prompting warnings from critics that it could backfire by scaling back EAB’s role in building an administrative record that EPA can use to defend permits in court.

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Bolstering Asbestos-Ban Bill, AGs Agree To Chlor-Alakli Sector Delay

Bolstering prospects for a bill banning the manufacture and use of asbestos, a group of Democratic attorneys general (AGs) is supporting the bill while agreeing with GOP lawmakers and industry groups that the legislation may have to give more time for producers of chlorine used for water treatment to transition to non-asbestos methods.

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Bolstering Asbestos-Ban Bill, AGs Agree To Chlor-Alkali Sector Delay

Bolstering prospects for a bill banning the manufacture and use of asbestos, a group of Democratic attorneys general (AGs) is supporting the bill while agreeing with GOP lawmakers and industry groups that the legislation may have to give more time for producers of chlorine used for water treatment to transition to non-asbestos methods.

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EPA Faces Tough Questions As It Speeds TSCA Chemical Reviews

EPA is facing new questions from its scientific advisors and environmentalists over why it is not willing to take additional time to review and complete its first 10 evaluations of existing chemicals under the revised Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), with some questioning whether EPA’s haste will imperil the quality of the evaluations.

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