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Virginia coal ash bill wins industry, GOP support

Approval of the legislation with support from utilities and Republicans could set a precedent for environmentalists looking to strengthen requirements for ash site closures nationwide.

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Bipartisan Group Seeks To Address PFAS But Faces Industry, GOP Hurdles

A group of House lawmakers Jan. 23 announced the formation of a bipartisan task force to push legislative, funding and other measures to pressure EPA and other agencies to clean up growing contamination from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), though the group is likely to face pushback from industry and some Republicans.

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States Seek Tight Legal Deadlines On EPA Landfill Methane Implementation

Democratic states and environmental groups that are challenging EPA’s failure to implement an Obama-era rule to limit emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane at landfills are asking a federal district judge to impose tight timelines for the agency to take a series of steps required by the rule.

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Industry Warns Of Grid Danger If Judges Scrap EPA Ash Site Closure Delays

The electric power sector is warning appellate judges against scrapping EPA’s extended deadlines for utilities to shut down many of their coal ash disposal sites despite a 2018 decision holding that the original rule was already too lenient, arguing that vacating the extensions would force widespread utility closures and endanger the electric grid.

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Doubting RCRA Waiver, Navy Eyes Court's PFAS Medical Monitoring Order

The Navy is asking a federal appeals court to reconsider its precedential ruling allowing residents near two military facilities to pursue medical monitoring claims after they were exposed to pefluorinated compounds, arguing the court erred when it found that federal waste law unequivocally waived sovereign immunity to allow such a remedy.

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Environmentalists tout Trump's 'abysmal' deregulatory court record

“The untold story of President Donald Trump’s environmental agenda is that he’s losing,” says a report by the group Earthjustice, touting its victories in blocking the administration's environmental rollbacks.

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Trump renominates Wright to lead EPA waste office

The Senate will have a second opportunity to consider former Dow Co. lawyer Peter Wright to lead EPA's waste office.

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Industry launches alliance to end plastic waste

The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) include 30 global companies that make, use, sell, process, collect or recycle plastics.

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New Hampshire's Proposed PFAS Levels Underscore Patchwork Approach

New Hampshire's recently proposed safe drinking water standards for several perfluorinated compounds at levels somewhat less stringent than other recent state proposals underscore the continuing patchwork of safety levels states are creating for the emerging contaminants in the absence of federal drinking water standards.

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Judge rejects EPA request to stay coal ash rule suit due to shutdown

A federal district court case says EPA can propose a briefing schedule in the suit and submit other mandatory filings without using 'substantial' resources during the government shutdown.

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