Laws & Regulations

"Judge OKs $626 Million Settlement In Flint Water Litigation"

"A judge on Wednesday approved a $626 million deal to settle lawsuits filed by Flint residents who found their tap water contaminated by lead following disastrous decisions to switch the city’s water source and a failure to swiftly acknowledge the problem."

Source: AP, 11/11/2021

Biden’s Proposed Auto Emissions Crackdown Will Be Strengthened: Regan

"The Biden administration will strengthen its proposed limits on auto and truck emissions, U.S. environmental chief Michael Regan said Wednesday, addressing complaints that the plan announced last summer is too weak."

Source: Bloomberg, 11/11/2021

"Regan Seeks Industry Backing for Methane Rule to Overcome GOP"

"The EPA’s plans to regulate methane emissions from oil and gas operations will need industry support to stick in case Republicans take over Congress after the 2022 midterm elections, EPA administrator Michael Regan told Bloomberg Law Wednesday in Glasgow."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 11/11/2021

"DOJ Launches EJ Investigation In Biden Adviser’s Hometown"

"The Justice Department today [Tuesday] announced a landmark investigation into wastewater issues in an Alabama county that is home to prominent environmental justice activist Catherine Flowers.

Flowers, who now serves as a White House environmental justice adviser, detailed the sewage problems that plagued Lowndes County, Ala., in her book "Waste: One Woman’s Fight Against America’s Dirty Secret."

Source: E&E News, 11/10/2021

"New Database Shows Hundreds Of Contaminants Detected in US Tap Water"

"Since 2019, more than 320 toxic substances have been detected in U.S. drinking water systems, according to a new analysis by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit environmental advocacy organization."

Source: EHN, 11/10/2021

"‘Faulty’ Science Used By Trump Appointees To Cut Owl Habitat"

"Political appointees in the Trump administration relied on faulty science to justify stripping habitat protections for the imperiled northern spotted owl, U.S. wildlife officials said Tuesday as they struck down a rule that would have opened millions of acres of West Coast forest to potential logging."

Source: AP, 11/10/2021


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