EPA Under Fire for COVID-19 Temporary Enforcement Directive

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 02 Apr 2020 12:47:29 +0000

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The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) unprecedented temporary policy to relax enforcement of noncompliance with certain environmental rules in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has provoked an impassioned response from industry experts, environmental groups, and from the agency itself. As POWER reported, the EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) on March 26 adopted a […]

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Power Sector Resources for Coronavirus Pandemic Response

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 14:13:04 +0000

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As part of POWER magazine’s in-depth coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, its editors are curating a list of resources that may provide actionable information helpful to anyone involved in the world’s vast bulk power systems. Please write to editor@powermag.com if you know of additional resources that should be added to this page. General U.S. Industry […]

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EPA Relaxes Noncompliance Enforcement During COVID-19 Pandemic

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2020 16:37:32 +0000

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Adopting a new temporary policy that gives it more “enforcement discretion,” the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said March 26 it does not expect to seek penalties for civil violations of the agency’s rules that result from the COVID-19 pandemic. The policy adopted Thursday addresses concerns that regulated facilities are facing potential worker shortages, travel restrictions, […]

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Science Win: Court Questions EPA Limits On Science Advisory Committees

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 16:48:09 +0000

https://blog.ucsusa.org/michael-halpern/big-ucs-win-court-questions-epa-limits-on-science-advisory-committees?_ga=2.174422049.2058303656.1584803552-1745027566.1583253068&_gac=1.230444334.1583353207.CKaau6rSgegCFYkRgQodfq8AAgNow, for some good news: the First Circuit Court of Appeals today ruled that UCS’s lawsuit challenging the politicization of EPA science advisory committees may move forward. UCS sued the agency over a new directive that prohibits EPA grant-funded scientists from serving on these committees

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A Thank You To FOIA Officers: Purveyors Of Sunshine

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 07:00:13 +0000

This sunshine week I would like to express my appreciation for all of the work that Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) officers at federal agencies have done and continue to do to ensure public access to government communications, records, and documents

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Zombie Industry Science & Consumer Protection Don’t Mix

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2020 18:54:19 +0000

A rather arcane and largely discredited chemical industry-sponsored publication is still circulating, zombie-like, at the Trump Administration’s EPA science meetings, despite being basically dead among experts

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US Federal Court Requires EPA To Protect Communities Against Worst-Case Chemical Spills

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2020 00:01:27 +0000

Texas Army National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Zachary WestMillions of people will soon be safer from the thousands of dangerous chemical facilities that sit in flood-prone areas

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Donald Trump’s EPA, Ruled By The Swamp, Is Letting Companies Dump Sewage Into Our Rivers

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2020 17:44:59 +0000

It seems that the EPA under Donald Trump wants to dump raw sewage into our rivers. The organization is now allowing cities to do just that. In an article by the New York Times, the Trump administration has decided to reverse almost 95 environmental rules in a massive retreat on environmental protection, because “it’s too costly for industry or taxpayers.”

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Crystal Clear Water For Americans? Not Under Trump’s New Policies

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2020 00:56:06 +0000

EPA logoThe EPA proposes to roll back the rules regarding clean water protection, removing many rivers and streams from federal protection. The change could have significant effects on the health of many Americans.

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