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Alliance Seeks To Back New Hampshire’s Challenge To PFAS Rule Injunction

Environmentalists are seeking to intervene in state court litigation that threatens to stall New Hampshire’s landmark drinking water and groundwater standards for four per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), with the advocates attempting to bolster the state’s case to permit the rules to remain in effect during interlocutory appeal.

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Sierra Club Urges High Court To Deny Review Of Cooling Water FOIA Ruling

The Sierra Club is urging the Supreme Court to deny a petition from the Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service to overturn an appellate ruling ordering the services to release draft documents on the development of EPA’s 2014 cooling water intake rule, rejecting the agencies’ claim that it conflicts with other rulings.

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EPA rejects industry bid to extend comment period on TRI PFAS plan

The agency is rejecting the waste treatment industry’s request to extend by 60 days the deadline for input on potentially adding PFAS to the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI).

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Judge Rejects PFAS Monitoring Case Over Lack Of ‘Hazardous’ Designation

A federal judge has granted the Navy’s request to dismiss a landmark citizen suit seeking payment for medical monitoring to detect health concerns that may develop after exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), finding that regulators’ failure to designate the chemicals as “hazardous substances” precluded the plaintiffs from filing suit under state law.

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Groups Make Last-Minute Pitches Ahead Of CWA Jurisdiction Rule Release

Supporters and critics of the Trump administration’s plan to narrow the regulatory scope of Clean Water Act (CWA) are making a final push to reiterate their competing priorities to administration officials as EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers are preparing to issue the controversial rule as soon as this weekend.

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Council adds brownfields, mining projects to fast-track permitting process

Environmentalists say the action is unlawful because it did not allow for public comment.

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San Francisco CWA Permit Challenge Marks Latest Battle With Trump EPA

Extending a broader battle between the agency and California officials over environmental standards, San Francisco is challenging a Clean Water Act (CWA) discharge permit EPA jointly issued with the state for the city’s combined sewer system, charging some of the permit conditions are based on erroneous findings or an abuse of discretion.

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Michigan sues PFAS manufacturers for contamination damages

The state is suing manufacturers of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), joining a handful of other states in seeking damages and injury allegedly caused by contamination from the substances.

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House Democrats resist Trump’s CWA rollbacks

The ability to make continued environmental progress is being hampered by the Trump administration’s “chipping away” at Clean Water Act protections, the lawmakers say.

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Democrats seek ‘immediate’ steps on enforcing Chesapeake Bay cleanup

Democratic lawmakers from Maryland, Virginia and Delaware say they “are extremely concerned by signals that EPA appears to be backing away from its statutory obligations” to cleanup up the Chesapeake Bay.

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