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Toxics

Dourson Likely To Continue Advisor Role At EPA If GOP Fails To Act On Pick

Michael Dourson, the Trump administration's controversial nominee to lead EPA's toxics office, is likely to continue in his role as an adviser to Administrator Scott Pruitt if the Senate GOP declines to act on his stalled nomination, sources say, suggesting there may be an incentive for Republicans to avoid considering the nominee and for the administration to maintain his pick.

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D.C. Circuit grants former Obama officials role in RMP delay suit

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has approved the former Obama officials' bid for a role in litigation challenging the Trump EPA's delay of a facility safety rule.

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Sen. Udall, EPA In Talks On Pesticide Rules Amid Hold On PRIA Legislation

Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) is in talks with EPA in a bid to address the senator's concerns about Trump administration efforts to rescind Obama-era rules to protect farmworkers pesticide exposures, with the senator blocking pending reauthorization of the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA) until his fears are resolved.

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4th Circuit defers to 9th Circuit on venue for TSCA suits

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit will defer to the 9th Circuit on which court is the correct venue for suits over EPA's rules implementing the revised toxics law.

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EPA faces threat of lawsuit seeking facility ERP data

Environmentalists and community groups claim that New Jersey and EPA have failed to provide facility emergency response plans as required under federal law.

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Draft Bill Seeks To Scrap ESA Pesticide Analysis As Trump Slows Reviews

Environmentalists are faulting draft legislation backed by the pesticide industry that would limit EPA's reviews of pesticides' harms to endangered species, while the Trump administration urges a federal court to delay by two years a deadline for completing the first reviews under an Obama-era process that industry is aiming to scrap.

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State farm groups, Monsanto sue to halt California listing of glyphosate

Organizations argue that the Proposition 65 listing of the popular herbicide violates several sections of the U.S. Constitution and could disrupt the nation's food production and processing supply chains.

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District court urged to scrap EPA's pesticide applicators rule delay

Ahead of a hearing next month, environmentalists want the court to undo EPA's delay of an Obama-era rule strengthening protections for applicators of certain pesticides.

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Sen. Collins 'leaning against' Dourson's EPA nomination

The Maine Republican senator on Nov. 16 confirmed she is a potential vote against the nomination of Michael Dourson to head EPA's toxics office.

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Dourson's EPA Nomination In Doubt With Two GOP Senators' Opposition

Michael Dourson's controversial nomination to head EPA's toxics office appears in doubt after GOP North Carolina Sens. Richard Burr and Thom Tillis announced late Nov. 15 that they would oppose him, because along with Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) as a likely no vote, Democrats can kill the nomination if they all vote against Dourson.

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