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Environmentalists sue Army Corps over Yazoo Pumps project

A coalition of environmental groups that is already suing EPA over a controversial flood control project in Mississippi has filed a new suit against the Army Corps of Engineers that also seeks to block the project.

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Despite Lawmakers’ Demands, PFAS Bill Leaves Many TSCA Limits To EPA

The bipartisan group of lawmakers seeking strict limits on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) is backing legislation that would require EPA to take only some of the steps they have previously sought to regulate the chemicals under TSCA, leaving their push for a “phase-out” of their existing uses up to the agency’s discretion.

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State Water Regulators Outline Policy Priorities For Infrastructure Funding

A coalition of five groups representing state environmental officials with responsibility for clean water and drinking water infrastructure is urging Congress to significantly increase funding for water infrastructure, detailing policy priorities to maximize federal investments including flexibility on how and when states spend the money.

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Salt ponds company drops CWA jurisdiction appeal

A company operating salt ponds near the San Francisco Bay is dropping its appeal of a ruling that overturned a Trump-era finding that the ponds are not subject to Clean Water Act (CWA) regulation.

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ACC opposes bipartisan House bill to force EPA PFAS rules

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) is opposing the bipartisan House bill, introduced April 13, that would set requirements for EPA to regulate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

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Biden’s Nominations For EPA Water, Toxics Chiefs Tee Up Legal Test

President Joe Biden will nominate EPA acting water chief Radhika Fox and chemicals chief Michal Freedhoff to lead their offices permanently, but his plan to keep them in their acting roles pending Senate confirmation might pose a test of the strict legal standard for when officials can be nominated to fill posts they hold in acting capacities.

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Biden Nominations Of EPA Water, Toxics Chiefs Leave Top Slots Open

Updated on 04/14/21 @ 6:41 pm EST - President Joe Biden will nominate EPA acting water chief Radhika Fox and chemicals chief Michal Freedhoff to lead their offices permanently but they will step down from their current positions and become principal deputies in their respective offices pending Senate confirmation, leaving the top water and toxics division slots open.

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EPA Cites 9th Circuit CWA Ruling To Fight WOTUS Claim In Wetlands Case

EPA is citing a high-profile appellate ruling to argue that the Trump-era Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction policy has no bearing on Idaho couple’s long-running challenge to a 2008 Clean Water Act (CWA) enforcement order the agency has since rescinded, noting that the appeals court found the 2020 jurisdiction rule is not retrospective.

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Bipartisan House PFAS Bill Adds To Pressure On EPA For Regulations

A bipartisan pair of House lawmakers has reintroduced comprehensive, bipartisan legislation that would mandate EPA to develop waste and water regulations for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), eyeing potentially improved prospects for the bill under the Biden administration and Democratic-controlled Congress.

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Florida wastewater leak spurs call for House probe into fertilizer byproduct

Environmentalists are pressing the House energy and oversight committees to investigate what they say are failures in regulating the phosphate industry, particularly the product phosphogypsum (PG).

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