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Judges Suggest Earlier Ruling Limits Pollution Insurance Case Outcome

Judges with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit suggested during May 2 oral argument it would be difficult to find in favor of insurers in a pollution insurance case without conflicting with a 2013 decision by the same court that found insurance companies' "duty to defend" a policyholder was triggered when the policyholder received an informational request letter from EPA about a contaminated site.

EPA Region 1 Chief Targets Cleanups, Water Quality For Remaining Goals

EPA Region 1 Administrator Curt Spalding is outlining goals for the remainder of the Obama administration that include prioritizing waste site cleanups; improving water quality in New England; and boosting enforcement using existing Clean Air Act authority to prevent accidental chemical releases from industrial facilities.

Advocates Fault EPA Review Finding Glyphosate Unlikely To Cause Cancer

Environmentalists are faulting an EPA assessment finding the world's most commonly-used herbicide is not likely to cause human cancers, arguing the agency relied on industry studies and unrealistic assumptions, and also appears to lack confidence in its own review, given that EPA posted the document to a public site and then withdrew it days later.

IG Criticism Spurs EPA Promise To Improve Industrial Air Compliance Data

Doubling Down On CCS, EPA Denies Five NSPS Reconsideration Petitions

EPA, IG At Odds Over Call To Release Information On SRF 'Green' Projects

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