Saturday, February 4, 2023

Tag: EPA

‘Huge win’: Court finds EPA approval of bee-killing sulfoxaflor unlawful

"Studies show that the widespread adoption of systemic insecticides has made our landscapes 48 times more deadly for pollinators like honeybees."

Why the US is losing the fight to ban toxic chemicals

The flaws of the American chemical regulatory apparatus run deeper than funding or the decisions of the last presidential administration.

EPA gives school districts across U.S. nearly $1 billion to buy...

“It doesn’t make sense to send our kids to school on buses that create brain-harming, lung-harming, cancer-causing, climate-harming pollution″

EPA calls out environmental racism in Louisiana’s Cancer Alley

The Environmental Protection Agency said in a letter it sent last week to state regulators in response to civil rights complaints about air pollution in the region known as Cancer Alley.

Biden administration announces plans to double funding for clean school buses

School districts from all 50 states applied for the 2022 Clean School Bus rebates.

EPA names PFOA and PFOS as hazardous substances

"[The] EPA must urgently follow up this rule with strong science-based and equitable actions to regulate PFAS as a class."

EPA proposes regulating two common ‘forever chemicals’ under superfund law

“We applaud EPA’s action to address the PFAS crisis plaguing communities across the country. It is an important first step that will hold polluters accountable and start cleaning up contaminated sites.”

EPA finds 23 commercial sterilizer facilities across the country above agency’s...

Ethylene oxide is known to cause cancer when people within close proximity to sterilizer facilities breathe the gas in over the course of many years.

Climate activists demand more from state lawmakers in wake of Supreme...

With the federal government’s ability to tackle climate change curtailed by the Supreme Court, activists are pressing climate-friendly state lawmakers to step up.

The Supreme Court’s EPA decision could hamper regulator’s ability to protect...

The agency will still be allowed to regulate many forms of air pollution, but would need explicit direction from Congress on how to tackle some of the worst aspects of climate change and other pressing issues.

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How corporations hope to eviscerate workers’ right to strike

Corporations so fear this kind of worker power that they’re asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rig the scales and help them kill future strikes before they even begin.

‘Death sentence for women and families’: US court blocks domestic violence gun ban

The court ruled that the law prohibiting people with domestic violence restraining orders from owning guns "fails to pass constitutional muster," and that the ban is an outlier "that our ancestors never would have accepted."

Can the Military-Industrial Complex be tamed?

Cutting the Pentagon's budget in half would finally force the generals to think.

Department of Veteran Affairs exceeds goal of providing safe, stable homes to veterans in...

The VA permanently housed 40,401 homeless veterans.

The interminable, withering babble from today’s Tower of Babel

When the end is messianic, imperial, “destiny” or God’s will—human fabrications made into commandments—all civilized bets are off.