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TSCA Reform Push For Industry-Led Risk Assessments Faces Opposition

BALTIMORE -- A former top Bush White House official is suggesting lawmakers crafting Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform legislation include provisions giving industry power to develop chemical risk assessments that EPA would use as the basis for regulation, but Democrats and environmentalists say they would oppose any such plan.

Senators' Opposition To EPA FY16 Budget Cuts May Spur Fight With House

Democratic and Republican senators are opposing EPA's proposed fiscal year 2016 budget cuts to major accounts including its clean water state revolving fund (SRF) and at least one GOP senator is calling for maintaining existing overall agency funding levels, setting up a clash with the House that is seeking to cut EPA's budget.

Coal Industry Urges Supreme Court To Reverse CWA Permit 'Shield' Ruling

Coal industry groups are urging the Supreme Court to overturn a federal appeals court's decision that limited a Clean Water Act (CWA) “shield” against legal liability under a general permit for stormwater, arguing the ruling conflicts with another appellate decision and sets a precedent that would undermine certainty for dischargers and regulators alike.

EPA Eyes Corn, 'Other Uses' In Pesticide-Treated Seed Efficacy Reviews

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