Biden Administration Seeks to Accelerate Cleanup of Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals’

by Susan Sargent | October 18, 2021
Environmental and public health groups on Monday approved of the Biden administration’s focus on the issue but criticized regulators for not moving quickly enough on forceful actions. Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, which represents government employees in ...

Biden administration moves to curtail toxic ‘forever chemicals’

Another interest group, the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), called the EPA’s new road map “woefully inadequate” to offset “an escalating PFAS contamination crisis.” The road map is essentially “future promises of planning to plan,” the group said. ...

Biden administration to regulate PFAS chemicals that have contaminated water in Michigan

Some environmental groups were disappointed the administration didn’t go further in its Monday announcement plans. A group of local, state and national government natural resource and environmental professionals panned Biden’s PFAS plan as “woefully inadequate” ...

EPA’s “scientific integrity” program lacks teeth, group alleges

by Susan Sargent | September 28, 2021
Insiders at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have alleged dozens of violations of the agency’s “scientific integrity” policy over the last few years, including complaints of political interference and tampering with chemical risk assessments, but nearly all the complaints ...

Op-Ed | Politics And Privilege At Point Reyes National Seashore

The NPS projects sea levels to rise by 3 feet by the year 2100 at Point Reyes National Seashore, while allowing some 5,000 cattle to feed off the park. The cattle are by far the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions at the seashore, more than that of the cars that deliver more than 2 ...