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EPA extends comment deadline on ‘legacy’ coal ash sites notice

The new deadline for data on ash-disposal sites at closed power plants, as well as input on how the agency will regulate them, is Feb. 12.

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U.S. Asks Supreme Court To Reject Guam CERCLA Contribution Challenge

The United States wants the Supreme Court to deny a petition from the government of Guam over the scope of the Superfund law’s contribution clause, arguing a Clean Water Act (CWA) settlement with Guam blocks the territory from recouping cleanup costs under its preferred section of the Superfund law.

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EPA Seeks More Input On Coal Ash Reuse For Future Waste Regulation

EPA is starting a new round of public comment on its planned overhaul of how its coal ash disposal rules treat reuse of the waste including as a fill material as well as a component of products like wallboard, after floating revisions to its ash reuse policy in 2019 that drew attacks from industry and environmentalists.

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Former EPA Waste Chiefs Suggest Boosting Superfund Financial Stability

Two former EPA waste office chiefs in Democratic administrations say the incoming Biden administration should boost the Superfund program’s decades-long flat budget and write new financial assurance rules to address the program’s financial limits, while predicting the Biden EPA will emphasize climate adaptation in cleanups.

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1st Circuit Judges Mull CLF’s Bid To Restart Novel Climate Adaptation Suit

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit is weighing whether to lift a lower court’s stay of the Conservation Law Foundation’s (CLF) novel climate change suit against ExxonMobil that seeks to force the company to account for climate-related impacts in its water permit for an oil terminal.

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Congress Omits Major EPA Infrastructure Funding From WRDA Legislation

House and Senate lawmakers have removed language from a conferenced version of water resources legislation that would have authorized billions of dollars in new funding for EPA water infrastructure programs, opting to limit the bill to Army Corps of Engineers provisions and prompting wastewater utilities to call the action a “disservice” to utilities.

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House members press for funding to bolster EPA PFAS work

A bipartisan group of 58 House members is urging appropriations committee leaders in both chambers to back various funding measures to address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances.

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Delaware Supreme Court Queries Scope Of Chemours’ PFAS Fraud Claims

A Delaware Supreme Court justice is questioning the broad repercussions that could impact corporate spinoff transactions if it supports The Chemours Company’s arguments that it never contractually consented to an arbitrator deciding disputes with its parent company, DuPont, including its claims of fraud against DuPont over cleanup liabilities.

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FY21 Defense Conference Bill Drops Several Provision On PFAS Cleanups

Congressional armed services committee leaders have finished negotiating the fiscal year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), releasing a conference report that drops several measures championed by House members to push the military on the cleanup and disposal of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

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FY21 Defense Conference Bill Drops Several Provisions On PFAS Cleanups

Congressional armed services committee leaders have finished negotiating the fiscal year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), releasing a conference report that drops several measures championed by House members to push the military on the cleanup and disposal of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

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