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Pebble Mine developer urges EPA to support due process for project

The call from the mining company for Administrator Michael Regan to support a full and fair process for the project pushes back on pressure from mine opponents for the agency to “veto” the project.

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Environmentalists Press EPA For Multipollutant Power Sector Agenda

Major environmental groups are urging President Joe Biden to set a “clear and aggressive schedule” for EPA to curb climate and conventional pollutants from power plants using air, water and waste laws, underscoring the pressures facing the fossil fuel-fired plants regardless of whether Congress enacts clean energy measures.

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Environmentalists Press EPA For Multi-Pollutant Power Sector Agenda

Major environmental groups are urging President Joe Biden to set a “clear and aggressive schedule” for EPA to curb climate and conventional pollutants from power plants using air, water and waste laws, underscoring the pressures facing the fossil fuel-fired plants regardless of whether Congress enacts clean energy measures.

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Whitmer Escalates Fight With DOD Over Michigan PFAS Cleanup Limits

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) is escalating a fight with the Defense Department (DOD) over cleanup of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), invoking a provision in the 2020 defense authorization law to amend an existing Michigan-DOD agreement in a bid to force the military to meet the state’s strict PFAS water standards.

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Democrats Float Bill To Allow Private Suits Against PFAS Manufacturers

Newly announced legislation from House and Senate Democrats would allow individuals who have been exposed to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to sue companies linked to those exposures, expanding liability for firms that make or use the chemicals while also setting up a new medical monitoring program for victims.

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Water utilities urge Treasury to ensure infrastructure investment

Drinking water and wastewater utilities are urging Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to issue guidance on the distribution of COVID-19 relief spending to ensure “significant” investment in water infrastructure.

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Regan Touts Water Infrastructure As Utilities Praise Biden Investment Plan

EPA Administrator Michael Regan is touting the Biden administration’s plan to invest $111 billion in water infrastructure as a way to address long-running concerns of water utilities and newer challenges like climate change, noting during an April 5 roundtable discussion that “climate stress often exists as water stress.”

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CBD threatens EPA with suit to force Oregon water acidification listing

The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) is threatening to sue EPA if the agency does not revise Oregon’s Clean Water Act list of impaired waters to include marine waters harmed by climate change.

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State AGs argue EPA LCR changes will harm vulnerable populations

The attorneys general (AGs) from New York and eight other states plan to argue in court that the Trump EPA’s changes to the lead and copper drinking water rule (LCR) will increase human health risks.

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4th Circuit Upholds CWA Permit For North Carolina Beach Erosion Project

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit has upheld a Clean Water Act (CWA) dredge-and-fill permit for a North Carolina town’s efforts to stop chronic erosion of its beaches, agreeing with a lower court that the Army Corps of Engineer’s approval of the permit was reasonable.

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