Chemicals

Watchdog Calls On Pentagon To Detail PFAS Chemicals' Cleanup Expenses

"The Government Accountability Office (GAO) called on the Department of Defense (DOD) this week to detail its cleanup expenses for “forever chemicals” from water supply sources near military bases."

Source: The Hill, 06/24/2021

Maine Enacts Bills To Tackle Pollution From ‘Forever Chemicals’

"Maine lawmakers have passed a sweeping set of bills aimed at addressing the growing problems posed by “forever chemicals” that have shut down several farms and contaminated dozens of private wells across the state."

Source: Portland Press Herald, 06/23/2021

"EPA Can Keep Formaldehyde Health Assessment Under Wraps"

"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has no obligation to share its study of the risks of inhaling formaldehyde with Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, because the document sought is only a draft, a Washington federal court ruled."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 06/22/2021

"EPA Chief Reinstates Science Advisory Board He Dismantled"

"The head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday he has fully reinstated one of two key advisory boards he dismantled earlier this year in a push for “scientific integrity” at the agency."

Source: AP, 06/18/2021

"St. Croix’s Limetree Bay Refinery Could Be Facing Bankruptcy"

"When the long-mothballed Limetree Bay oil refinery reopened in February, environmentalists saw it as a parting gift from the Trump administration to the deeply divided people of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Some thought the massive facility would help revive the island’s economy while others feared environmental disaster and a looming climate nightmare."

Source: Inside Climate News, 06/14/2021

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