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  • Thursday, January 17, 2019
    Since it was introduced in 1986, California's Proposition 65 (Prop 65, shorthand for the state's Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986) has regularly broken new ground on ways government can compel businesses to warn the public about the dangers of chemicals in products, structures, and the environment. This article is a summary of Prop 65 developments that have occurred over the past year.
  • Using data from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), a liberal environmental group, reported that the EPA’s criminal enforcement division under President Donald Trump is reaching new lows in the number of referrals for prosecution it makes to the DOJ.
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  • Tuesday, January 15, 2019
    In a case centering on the EPA’s final rule for cooling water intake structures (CWIS), a panel of judges with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit found that two federal agencies with whom the EPA consulted were not entitled to deny the release of certain documents to the Sierra Club under an exemption from disclosure contained in the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
  • The deadlines to submit air emissions inventory reports vary by jurisdiction, ranging from early February through July. Do you know your state’s reporting deadline? Use this interactive map to see your state air emissions inventory reporting requirements, contact information, and important dates.
  • Monday, January 14, 2019
    On January 9, 2019, President Donald Trump informed the U.S. Senate that he was nominating Andrew Wheeler to take over as administrator of the EPA. Wheeler has been filling in as the Agency’s acting administrator since early July 2018 when Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned under the weight of ethics controversies.
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181340Drinking Water Prop 65: Updates and recent developments 01/17/19
181339Enforcement EPA eases up on criminal enforcement, says PEER 01/17/19
181265Thermal Discharges 9th Circuit orders release of cooling water documents 01/15/19
162134Air Permitting Air Emissions Reports: Check your state’s requirements and deadlines (Map) 01/15/19
181261Environmental Protection Agency Trump asks Senate to approve Wheeler as EPA administrator 01/14/19
181207Environmental Protection Agency EPA Sees Big Impact from Government Shutdown 01/10/19
181168Environmental Protection Agency Senate approves three environmental officials 01/09/19
181165Environmental Impact Statement BLM offers alternatives for ANWR O&G development 01/08/19
181106Mobile Sources Nine states will develop low-carbon transportation policy 01/04/19
181105Used Oil Management President signs used oil bill 01/04/19
181086Hazardous Air Pollutants EPA releases MATS proposal before money runs out 01/03/19
181083Air - NSPS Senators want answers on EPA’s methane proposal 01/02/19
181029Hazardous Air Pollutants MATS may be on EPA’s chopping block 12/27/18
181018Lead Children’s health the goal in federal lead action plan 12/26/18
180998GHG Management COP24 ends with Paris rulebook 12/21/18