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CLF appeals ruling pausing novel CWA climate case

The Conservation Law Foundation is urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit to overturn a lower court order pausing its cause arguing that an oil terminal’s water permit does not account for climate risks.

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EPA Advisers Urge 'Greater Clarity,' Guidance On EPA’s Science Rule

EPA's Science Advisory Board (SAB) is urging the agency to provide “greater clarity” on the broad scope of its controversial plan limiting the use of science in policy decisions, as well as additional guidance for when the administrator can exercise proposed authority granting discretion to waive the limitations in some cases.

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EPA Advisers Urge ‘Greater Clarity,’ Guidance On Agency Science Policy

EPA's Science Advisory Board (SAB) is urging the agency to provide “greater clarity” on the broad scope of its controversial plan limiting the use of science in policy decisions, as well as additional guidance for when the administrator can exercise proposed authority granting discretion to waive the limitations in some cases.

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EPA’s Draft Perc Evaluation Finds Risks, Sets Review Despite SACC Concerns

EPA is moving ahead with a planned peer review of its just-released draft evaluation of the common solvent perclorothylene (perc or PCE), which finds multiple uses that present unreasonable risk to workers, consumers and the environment, though it is unclear if advisors will have a quorum to be available to review it.

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Draft EPA Perc Study Finds Risks, Sets Review Despite SACC Concerns

EPA is moving ahead with a planned peer review of its just-released draft evaluation of the common solvent perclorothylene (perc or PCE), which finds multiple uses that present unreasonable risk to workers, consumers and the environment, though it is unclear if advisors will have a quorum to be available to review it.

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Air Force PFAS Study Drives New Calls For EPA’s CERCLA Designation

The Air Force’s recent decision to steer funds for addressing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at a former Michigan base toward more study, rather than cleanup, is giving lawmakers further reason for pushing EPA to designate the chemicals as Superfund hazardous substances -- as it could force polluter-driven cleanups including at military sites.

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Gold King mine spill plaintiffs urge 10th Circuit to preserve tort claims

Over 300 individuals suing for damages incurred in the 2015 Gold King Mine wastewater spill say they should not be penalized for filing their case outside of Colorado’s statute of limitations.

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Rep. Kildee faults Air Force’s use of PFAS funds on study, not cleanup

The lawmaker is also pledging to pursue additional funding for cleaning up per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at contaminated sites.

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Sierra Club seeks EPA, state data on enforcement discretion

The environmental group is promising to “hold violating polluters accountable to state and federal laws, and to protect vulnerable communities from illegal levels of pollution.”

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Environmentalists Seek To Close ‘Loopholes’ In Bid To Curb New PFAS Uses

Even as they push EPA to ban new per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), environmentalists are urging the agency to close a series of “loopholes and exceptions” that they say have allowed continued widespread use of the compounds even in cases where the agency has required toxics law testing or imposed other limits.

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