A major industry coalition including the agriculture, mining, petroleum, and other sectors is suing EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers over their joint Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction rule, claiming it violates Due Process rights under the Constitution because the rule is unlawfully vague and will lead to “arbitrary enforcement.”
Kansas, Nebraska and pro-ethanol groups are urging a federal appeals court to scrap EPA's rule requiring states to use the agency's latest computer model for estimating vehicle emissions, saying it leads to inaccurately high estimates of pollution from ethanol fuel that will hinder states' ability to craft Clean Air Act compliance plans.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit has upheld EPA's landmark multi-state Chesapeake Bay cleanup plan, rejecting industry claims that the agency exceeded its Clean Water Act (CWA) authority both in crafting the total maximum daily load (TMDL) plan and in its related rules that allow EPA to limit nonpoint pollution in TMDLs.
The House science committee will question EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy at a hearing this week on claims of EPA “overreach” with its new and pending rules -- likely including water, climate and air regulations the GOP opposes. Meanwhile, legislators in the House and Senate will discuss greenhouse gas (GHG) regulation ahead of international climate talks in Paris this December.
House and Senate appropriators are highlighting EPA's pending human health risk assessment of formaldehyde to reiterate long-standing concerns about the agency's Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS), calling in fiscal year 2016 appropriations bill report language for increased scrutiny of a controversial study underpinning the assessment.
The eventual fate of EPA's air toxics rule for utilities remains uncertain despite the Supreme Court's ruling faulting the agency for not considering costs.
A group representing local governments around Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear weapons cleanup sites is sounding the alarm about a shift the department has been making in its contracts that the group says has lowered competition and impeded completion of work, an issue of particular concern to the group as DOE is preparing to re-compete a large number of expiring contracts.
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