Ohio officials are proposing a novel numeric water quality index that will allow regulators to use a series of weighted factors to determine whether waterbodies are impaired by nutrients, the first such index that state officials have proposed since EPA began pushing states to adopt numeric criteria to assess water quality harms from nutrients.
The Supreme Court is slated to decide whether it will review key appellate rulings addressing EPA's cross-state air pollution trading program for utilities, as well as the agency's approval of gasoline blended with 15 percent ethanol. A House panel is scheduled to mark up a package of bills bolstering states' authority to manage and remediate waste, including a measure preempting EPA from regulating coal ash.>> More
Energy and climate analysts are pushing for expanded use of natural gas as way to leverage the fuel's greenhouse gas (GHG) benefits relative to coal in the near- and mid-term but few have begun to identify longer-term GHG controls for the sector that most say are necessary to achieve climate goals.
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Members of the Ozone Transport Commission (OTC) of northeast and Mid-Atlantic states are asking other states to join OTC to help them craft plans for reducing ozone-forming emissions.>> More
EPA has narrowed its first-time list of drinking water contaminants that will be subject to testing under its endocrine disruptor screening program (EDSP), dropping 25 substances from its proposed list because of challenges identifying parties responsible for chemicals that are no longer manufactured, have been banned, or are not suitable for testing.
House lawmakers have failed to reach a bipartisan deal to strengthen pending legislation preempting EPA regulation of coal ash disposal ahead of a June 19 markup, prompting warnings from key Democrats that the measure is unlikely to advance beyond the House floor.
States and environmentalists have delayed filing a threatened suit against EPA over its failure to finalize proposed greenhouse gas (GHG) standards for new power plants until President Obama announces GHG policies expected in July, with some advocates weighing options for how they would like to see EPA advance rules for both new and existing plants.
A panel of EPA's National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) is urging the agency to weigh environmental justice considerations when prioritizing chemicals it plans to include in future Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) assessments, among other recommendations for incorporating equity concerns into risk analysis.
EPA Urged To Clarify Measures For Limiting Equity Impacts Of Regulations
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EPA's Chief Information Officer Malcolm Jackson is leaving the agency early next month to take a position in the commercial sector, creating the eighth vacancy of a top assistant administration position at EPA that requires . . .
House appropriators have advanced legislation that blocks the Army Corps of Engineers from implementing or developing any rule or guidance to revise the policies regulators use to determine the reach of the Clean Water Act . . .
The House has approved legislative language in a defense authorization bill that would bar the regulation of lead bullets and shot under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and could limit EPA’s ability to regulate . . .
Environmentalists are challenging in federal court EPA's approval of a decision to grant water quality variances for a Minnesota iron nugget production facility, in a case that could limit the agency's interpretation of when regulators . . .