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Great Lakes Restoration Plan Moving Forward, Seeks Input

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is finalizing plans for the next phase of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative . The effort began in 2010 and has funded more than 4,000 improvement projects totaling $2.4 billion. The next phase is set to begin in September and be carried out over the next five years. It’s moving forward despite President Trump’s initial plan to de-fund it. Lawmakers fought to have funding restored, but Senator Sherrod Brown said the president’s view of the project is ...
Tags: United States, Lake Erie, Sarah Taylor, Trump, U S Environmental Protection Agency, Sherrod Brown, Initiative


Roundup cancer trial ends with $2 billion verdict against Monsanto

It hasn't been a good year for the makers of Roundup weed killer. Back in March, a man was awarded an $80 million verdict after a jury decided that Monsanto's herbicide contributed to his positive diagnosis for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. That was just the latest in a string of rulings in favor of individuals who believe glyphosate, the active ingredient in the weed killer, gave them cancer, but it doesn't hold a candle to the massive verdict that was just handed down in California.T...
Tags: Science, California, Monsanto, Oakland, Alva, Bayer, U S Environmental Protection Agency, Hodgkin, Alberta Pilliod


Letter from Washington – Taxes, blends, RINs, Jobs and “The Year of the Tree”

It’s springtime in Washington DC, the cherry blossoms have given way to the first of the seasonal humidity passing east from the Chesapeake and it will inflict its brand of the doldrums on the capital   city by summer time, whthe en the nation at last loses its ability to shut out the din of political disagreement by focusing on the plot lines of Avengers: Endgame. In time we’ll all be forced to pay attention to the capital’s doings; consider this for now a Digested summary of the news you can...
Tags: Congress, Washington, Kentucky, America, United States, Top Stories, Washington Dc, Iowa, Wheeler, Epa, Dc, DOE, Petrobras, ABFA, IRFA, Committee


Jury: Monsanto to pay $2 billion in latest weed killer cancer case

A jury on Monday ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. to pay a combined $2.05 billion to a couple claiming the company’s popular weed killer Roundup Ready caused their cancers. The jury’s verdict is third such courtroom loss for Monsanto in California since August. The state court jury in Oakland concluded that Monsanto’s weed killer caused the non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma Alva Pilliod and Alberta Pilliod each contracted. Jurors awarded them each $1 billion in punitive damages in addition to compen...
Tags: California, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Bonn, Monsanto, Epa, Oakland, St Louis, Bayer, U S Environmental Protection Agency, Monsanto Co, Sonoma County, Hodgkin, Werner Baumann, Alberta Pilliod


Sine die for Hawaii Legislature, Ige's top aide Fuchigami resigns, schoolteachers average $57,866, Kilauea anniversary marked, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii House members sing 'Hawaii Aloha' at session end PC:Hawaii House Majority Hawaii legislative session ends on a divisive note. The state Legislature on Thursday adjourned for the year without its traditional display of unity, when House and Senate members clasp hands and sing “Hawaii Aloha.” Star-Advertiser.Senate Closes The 2019 Session With Some Sharp Divisions. The state House adjourned while highlighting its successes. The Senate, meanwhile, is left reflecting on its compromises...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, House, Army, Associated Press, Bill, Kilauea, Faa, Kauai, Maui, State, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Capitol, Legislature


West Coast utilities to figure out how to charge electric big rigs from Mexico to Canada

Thirty-three utilities from three West Coast states have launched a study to assess what it would take to install electric charging stations along the 5 Freeway for long-haul trucks traveling between the Mexican and Canadian borders, they announced Thursday. Although battery-powered medium- and heavy-duty trucks have barely begun on-road service in a few states, many manufacturers are testing additional prototypes that could expand their reach in one or two years, experts say. The largest utilit...
Tags: Transportation, News, Utilities, Climate Change, California, Washington, Mexico, Oregon, Environment, Los Angeles, Tesla, Edison International, Sport, West, Canada, Soccer


EPA revives rule that could release biofuel waiver refiner names

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency moved forward in what is considered as a win for the corn industry with its first step in reviving part of a rule that could reveal the names of oil refineries that applied for exemptions that have been marking controversy recently. The waiver program has been critiqued for its lack of transparency and keeping names confidential of those who have applied and received exemptions. “On Friday, the EPA signed a Federal Register notice say...
Tags: Washington, Policy, Epa, RFS, Reuters, U S Environmental Protection Agency, Waivers


EPA aims to remove polluted soil from 167 East Chicago homes

EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to excavate lead- and arsenic-tainted soil from around more than 160 homes in a northwestern Indiana city. The EPA intends to remove polluted soil from about 167 properties in East Chicago’s Calumet neighborhood, which is part of the U.S.S. Lead Superfund site. The […]
Tags: Health, News, Indiana, Chicago, Nation, Epa, U S Environmental Protection Agency, Calumet, East Chicago


EPA administrator recuses himself from Pebble Mine decisions

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says he is recusing himself from decisions related to the proposed Pebble Mine in southwest Alaska. Andrew Wheeler, in a memo, says his former employer provided services to a client related to the Pebble project. His memo doesn’t provide details on that but […]
Tags: News, Ap, Alaska, Epa, Pebble, Pebble Mine, Northwest, U S Environmental Protection Agency, Juneau Alaska, Andrew Wheeler


How areas flood, even on sunny days — it’s a thing

Unfortunately, finding topics for this column is too easy. Environmental problems are easily found, as frequent as crime stories. But unlike the kidnappings, hit-and-runs and murders, you don’t hear about them in the news as often. Today, I want to talk about the very real effects of global climate change. One of those is sea level rise. The waters are getting warmer due to more heat being kept in the atmosphere from excess carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels. This comes from oil and...
Tags: Climate Change, Opinion, Environment, Sport, Soccer, United States, Arctic, Norfolk, Southern California, Northern California, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Aldo Leopold, U S Environmental Protection Agency, Charleston South Carolina, Russian River, Mulholland


EPA unveils proposed year-round E15 rule along with RIN reforms

In Washington, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed regulatory changes to allow gasoline blended with up to 15 percent ethanol (E15) to take advantage of the 1-psi Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) waiver for the summer months that has historically been applied only to E10. EPA is also proposing regulatory changes to modify elements of the renewable identification number (RIN) compliance system under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program to enhance transparency in the market and deter p...
Tags: Washington, Russia, America, Policy, Washington Dc, Iowa, Wheeler, Rick Santorum, Epa, Growth Energy, Trump, U S Environmental Protection Agency, Jim Talent, Renewable Fuels Association RFA, Sen Chuck Grassley, Petroleum Exporting Countries OPEC


Exclusive: EPA aims to curb biofuel credit market speculation via five-pillared draft rule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to curb speculation in the biofuel credit market will include five measures aimed at preventing hoarding of the credits and improving monitoring to identify potential market manipulation, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters. The proposed measures, sent to the White House for review on Monday, include requiring quarterly, instead of annual, retirement or sales of the credits – called Renewable Identification Numbers, or RINs – and bl...
Tags: Science, White House, Epa, Reuters, U S Environmental Protection Agency


Exclusive: U.S. EPA aims to curb biofuel credit market speculation via five-pillared draft rule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to curb speculation in the biofuel credit market will include five measures aimed at preventing hoarding of the credits and improving monitoring to identify potential market manipulation, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Epa, U S Environmental Protection Agency


Supreme Court will make historic Clean Water Act ruling

This Fall, the Supreme Court will make a monumental decision on whether the Clean Water Act prohibits groundwater pollution. The upcoming case is in response to a 2018 verdict in Hawaii, which ruled that a wastewater facility needed a Clean Water Act permit to inject treated wastewater into ground wells. The ruling will have national implications about what constitutes direct water pollution with two possible and controversial outcomes: either creating a massive loophole for major polluters or ...
Tags: Usa, Design, Sixth Circuit, Supreme Court, Kentucky, Environment, Court, Policy, Pollution, Hawaii, Earth Justice, Justice Department, South Carolina, Water Pollution, County, Maui


United States: EPA Releases Anticipated PFAS Action Plan - Holland & Knight

On Feb. 14, 2019, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler held a live-streamed press conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania describing the release of EPA's anticipated PFAS Action Plan.
Tags: News, United States, Epa, U S Environmental Protection Agency, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, Andrew Wheeler


EPA hits chemical maker for not notifying on new compounds

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says a chemical maker's North Carolina plant may have broken federal law by failing to notify the agency before it started manufacturing and repurposing new industrial compounds.
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New research shows an organic diet shrinks pesticide exposure

The bad news isn’t news to many — eating a conventional diet leads to pesticide buildup. But a new study published in Environmental Research reveals surprisingly good news. Switching to an all-organic diet quickly and significantly reduced synthetic pesticide levels in study participants. After six days of an all-organic diet, their pesticide and pesticide metabolite levels dropped by an average of 60.5 percent. Four American families of different races participated in the study, titled Organic...
Tags: Health, Design, News, Study, Environment, San Francisco, Research, Organic, Earth, Pesticides, Farmers, Agriculture, Oakland, Friends of the Earth, University Of California, U S Environmental Protection Agency


EPA opts for single E15 rule after considering separating trading curbs

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has decided to release a single draft rule to expand sales of higher ethanol blends of gasoline and curb biofuel credit speculation, after having contemplated separating the measures, a senior official at the administration told Reuters on Tuesday. The EPA was thinking about releasing the measures separately to allow it to focus on finishing its rule to lift a summertime ban on sales of so-called E15 gasoline in time for the U.S. driving season, sources ...
Tags: Science, Epa, Reuters, U S Environmental Protection Agency


Exclusive: U.S. EPA may issue E15 gasoline plan without biofuel credit trade limits - sources

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is considering releasing its draft proposal to expand sales of higher ethanol blends of gasoline without including simultaneous measures it promised the oil industry to curb biofuel credit speculation, according to three sources familiar with the matter. The move would help the agency lift a summertime ban on sales of so-called E15 gasoline in time for the U.S. driving season, but is likely to anger oil refiners that had been asking the Trump administrat...
Tags: Science, Epa, Trump, U S Environmental Protection Agency, Valero Energy Corp


Exclusive: EPA may issue E15 gasoline plan without biofuel credit trade limits - sources

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is considering releasing its draft proposal to expand sales of higher ethanol blends of gasoline without including simultaneous measures it promised the oil industry to curb biofuel credit speculation, according to three sources familiar with the matter. The move would help the agency lift a summertime ban on sales of so-called E15 gasoline in time for the U.S. driving season, but is likely to anger oil refiners that had been asking the Trump administrat...
Tags: Science, Epa, Trump, U S Environmental Protection Agency, Valero Energy Corp


Lawsuit seeks action on Lake Erie algae cleanup

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Environmental groups have filed a federal lawsuit pushing for more action to prevent the toxic algae blooms that plague Lake Erie’s western basin each summer. The lawsuit says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency isn’t moving fast enough and must hold Ohio accountable for reducing the polluting runoff that feeds the algae. […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Ohio, Lake Erie, U S Environmental Protection Agency, Toledo Ohio


Strengthened scientific support for the Endangerment Finding for atmospheric greenhouse gases

We assess scientific evidence that has emerged since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2009 Endangerment Finding for six well-mixed greenhouse gases and find that this new evidence lends increased support to the conclusion that these gases pose a danger to public health and welfare. Newly available evidence about a wide range of observed and projected impacts strengthens the association between the risk of some of these impacts and anthropogenic climate change, indicates that some impac...
Tags: Science, U S Environmental Protection Agency


Woolsey fire hazardous waste clean-up nears 100 percent

MALIBU – Household hazardous wastes have been removed from 99 percent of homes in Los Angeles and Ventura counties affected by the Woolsey and Hill fires, authorities said Wednesday. The cleanup operation by crews from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and state Department of Toxic Substances Control removed waste items such as paint, pesticides, fuel, batteries and solvents from more than 1,700 properties damaged by fire. *Read full Woolsey fire coverage here With the hazardous wastes re...
Tags: News, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Ventura County, Malibu, Ventura, U S Environmental Protection Agency, Hill, DTSC, Woolsey, Top Stories LADN, Woolsey Fire, Department of Resources Recycling


Like predecessor, Trump's new EPA pick favors meetings with industry

Acting U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler, President Donald Trump's pick to run the agency permanently, held nearly 20 times more meetings with industry representatives than with conservationists during his first two months on the job, according to a copy of his schedule. The industry focus fits neatly with the administration's efforts to reduce environmental red tape for companies, but could add fuel to criticism from Democrats that Wheeler - who is due to be confirmed b...
Tags: Science, Washington, Senate, Wheeler, Epa, Donald Trump, Scott Pruitt, Trump, U S Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler


Like predecessor, Trump's new EPA pick packs schedule with industry meetings

Acting U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler, President Donald Trump's pick to run the agency permanently, held nearly 20 times more meetings with industry representatives than with conservationists during his first two months on the job, according to a copy of his schedule. The industry focus fits neatly with the administration's efforts to reduce environmental red tape for companies, but could add fuel to criticism from Democrats that Wheeler - who is due to be confirmed b...
Tags: Science, Washington, Senate, Wheeler, Epa, Donald Trump, Scott Pruitt, Trump, U S Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler


EPA's Wheeler says shutdown is delaying new ethanol gasoline rule

A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rule to allow sales of higher-ethanol blends of gasoline year-round is being delayed by a partial government shutdown, acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler said on Wednesday. The rule, a key campaign promise by President Donald Trump to farmers, an important constituency, was announced in October and would aim to expand the market for corn-based ethanol. Speaking at his Senate confirmation hearing, Wheeler, Trump's nominee to head the agency on a permanent...
Tags: Science, Senate, Wheeler, Epa, Donald Trump, U S Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler, Wheeler Trump


Fiat Chrysler to pay $800 million to settle emissions lawsuits

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will pay an estimated $800 million in fines and costs related to recalling and fixing thousands of vehicles under civil settlements announced Thursday by California and the U.S. Justice Department, which alleged some of its diesel-powered vehicles violated clean-air rules. “A multinational corporate bad actor seriously violated American emissions laws to the detriment of the health and welfare of the people of the United States,” said Jeffrey Bossert Clark, assistant...
Tags: Business, Maryland, California, Sport, Soccer, United States, Vw, Epa, Justice Department, Fiat Chrysler, Automakers, U S Environmental Protection Agency, U S Justice Department, Volkswagen AG, Brian Frosh, California Air Resources Board


EPA says it is committed to rule for higher ethanol blend by summer driving season

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Tuesday it would complete a rule to boost sales of higher-ethanol blends of gasoline by the summer driving season, despite a partial government shutdown. President Donald Trump pledged in the run-up to November's congressional elections to lift the summer ban on sales of so-called E15 gasoline, in a boost to an ethanol industry upended by trade wars and weak demand growth at home. The Trump administration hoped to...
Tags: Science, Washington, Epa, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters, U S Environmental Protection Agency


United States: Proposed "Waters Of The U.S." Rule Would Reduce Scope Of Clean Water Act Jurisdiction - Holland & Knight

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have issued their long-awaited proposed rule to define
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Exxon supports responsible methane regulation

In California, ExxonMobil submitted a formal comment supporting the need for strong methane policy in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) plan to roll back existing methane regulations. This action came two weeks after the company received a letter sent on behalf of 61 investors representing $1.9 trillion in assets under management. The letter requested that ExxonMobil follow through on its commitment to advocate for sound methane policy. Investors have also expressed op...
Tags: California, ExxonMobil, Policy, Epa, Methane, Exxon, U S Environmental Protection Agency