Friday, March 1, 2024

Tag: EPA

EPA orders Norfolk Southern to conduct cleanup and cover costs of...

“Let me be clear: Norfolk Southern will pay for cleaning up the mess they created and for the trauma they’ve inflicted on this community."

‘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.

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McConnell bows out: A legacy of controversy and strategic mastery

McConnell leaves behind a complex legacy shaped by his unwavering commitment to conservative judicial appointments and his adept maneuvering within the corridors of power.
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The life & death of Aaron Bushnell: US airman self-immolates protesting US support for...

“It was an act of courage, an act of bravery, to call attention to U.S. policies.”

How workers are defying Republican officials in the South

More and more workers across the South seek the same path forward that union membership provides.

Reviving oversight: Sanders targets war profiteers draining US coffers

This bipartisan congressional panel, formed during World War II, was instrumental in overseeing military contracts and reining in defense contractors who profited at the expense of American taxpayers.