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"EPA Unveils Strategy For Reducing Lead Exposure"

"The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Thursday announced a revised strategy for reducing lead exposure, with a focus on communities that have had a disproportionate amount.

The draft plan would focus on identifying communities with especially high levels of both lead exposure and blood lead levels. The agency would next develop national standards and guidance to address those exposures and enforce existing regulations.

Source: The Hill, 10/29/2021

Enviros Petition EPA To Rescind Factory Farms’ “Free Pass To Pollute”

"A coalition of environmental and animal rights groups petitioned the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday to abandon a "sweetheart" deal with factory farm owners—and start enforcing air pollution regulations."

Source: EHN, 10/29/2021

"Climate Change Became the Largest Part of Biden Spending Bill"

"Climate has emerged as the single largest category in President Biden’s new framework for a huge spending bill, placing global warming at the center of his party’s domestic agenda in a way that was hard to imagine just a few years ago."

Source: NYTimes, 10/29/2021

"White House Sets Climate Spending At Up To $555 Billion"

"The White House has told allies in Congress that climate change programs in Democrats' spending bill will range between $500 billion and $555 billion, according to four sources familiar with the negotiations."

Source: Politico, 10/27/2021

GenX: "EPA Deems ‘Forever Chemical’ Haunting N.C. Toxic To Humans"

"Hot off the heels of releasing its PFAS road map last week, EPA has found that a deeply controversial “forever chemical” that has contaminated drinking water in North Carolina is, indeed, toxic to humans and will be subject to a drinking water advisory."

Source: E&E News, 10/26/2021

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