Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Tag: EPA

20 million acres of U.S. cropland may be contaminated by PFAS...

“The EPA could today require treatment plants to test sludge for PFAS and warn farmers that they may be contaminating fields, but it has refused to do so.”

EPA expected to extend use of bee-killing pesticides

“These insecticides are not helping the productivity of crops on fields — it seems an amazing effort to blanket all these acres with something that doesn’t have a return on investment."

U.S. consumers exposed to BPA at levels 5,000x above EU recommendations

U.S. consumers are exposed to more than 5,000 times more bisphenol-A (BPA) than the EU considers safe, and that has prompted environmental...

EPA to require Midwestern utilities clean up coal ash waste

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold utilities in several Midwestern states accountable for coal ash waste. The agency announced it will...

EPA’s first new air pollutant addition in 30 years reveals agency...

Here is proof that the EPA's environmental laws aren't working.

EPA finds two widely used pesticides harm majority of endangered species

Atrazine and glyphosate are both causing severe harm to many of the plants and animals protected under the Endangered Species Act.

EPA to reconsider the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone

"The Environmental Protection Agency now has an opportunity to strengthen our national, health-based standards for ground-level ozone."

Community scientists have new EPA guidelines for sampling microplastic pollution. How...

The protocol acknowledges that because "microplastics smaller than [one millimeter] in size (such as microbeads) are more difficult to find... more sophisticated technology is required to conclusively identify them."

Fossil fuel plant run by William Koch at heart of EPA...

“My hope is that they will thoroughly investigate their emissions and their impact on the community and draw what we believe to be an inescapable conclusion that Oxbow is an eminent danger to the life and health of people in Port Arthur and southeast Texas.”

EPA takes action to protect Pacific salmon from pesticides

Pesticides generally are a problem for salmon for several reasons and can have a variety of impacts depending on the chemical involved.

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As the planet warms, let’s be clear: We are sacrificing lives for profits

Climate change is the result of a deadly calculus: human lives are worth risking and even losing over the profits of global corporations.

Police chief arrested for selling meth

"DEA and our law enforcement partners will hold drug dealers accountable no matter who they are."

The height of folly: Safeboxes in the sky

Can’t our society find something better to do than give billionaires playpens over a quarter-mile up?

How media reports of ‘Clashes’ mislead Americans about Israeli-Palestinian violence

Accurate language in the reporting of Israeli-Palestinian violence is not only a concern for journalists’ credibility – it would also provide U.S. news consumers with a deeper understanding of the conditions on the ground and the deadly consequences.

Does Flint, Michigan, have clean water yet? The answer is complicated.

Even if the city has clean water, many people still struggle to accept that they’re being told the truth this time.