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EWG Comments to EPA on Neonicotinoids

EWG Comments to EPA on Neonicotinoids

EWG Comments to EPA on Neonicotinoids EWG submits comments opposing the EPA’s decisions to allow continued use of five neonicotinoid insecticides. EWG urges the EPA to restrict the use of these pesticides to prevent harm to pollinators and wildlife and to protect children’s health. Source link Y Not Freakin’ Recyclable …

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EPA Loosens Rule On Toxic Mercury Emissions As Pandemic Rages

EPA Loosens Rule On Toxic Mercury Emissions As Pandemic Rages

The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday finalized its proposal to loosen rules on oil- and coal-fired power plants’ emissions of mercury and other toxic pollutants in its latest rollback of public health protections during the coronavirus pandemic.  The proposed change to the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) does not …

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Despite Link to COVID-19 Deaths, Trump EPA Refuses To Strengthen Soot Standards

Despite Link to COVID-19 Deaths, Trump EPA Refuses To Strengthen Soot Standards

WASHINGTON – Ignoring his own scientists and public health advocates, Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler refused today to tighten federal standards for soot emitted from auto tailpipes and smokestacks that causes serious respiratory harm. The decision comes on the heels of the first nationwide study by a team of disease …

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EPA Conducting Criminal Investigations Into Industries’ Handling of PFAS Chemicals

EPA Conducting Criminal Investigations Into Industries’ Handling of PFAS Chemicals

For Immediate Release:  Thursday, February 27, 2020 WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency is pursuing multiple criminal inquiries into corporations that manufacture the toxic fluorinated chemicals called PFAS, according to a report by Bloomberg Environment. In an update to its 2020 PFAS Action Plan, the EPA included details about the …

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EWG News Roundup (2/14): Trump EPA Fails To Protect Kids From Pesticides, Few Signs of Progress on PFAS and More

EWG News Roundup (2/14): Trump EPA Fails To Protect Kids From Pesticides, Few Signs of Progress on PFAS and More

In the News Friday, February 14, 2020 This week, EWG published a peer-reviewed study in the journal Environmental Health that details the history of the landmark Food Quality Protection Act and shows that the Environmental Protection Agency has failed to add the mandated children’s health safety factor to the allowable …

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