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U.S. Federal Government Introduces Measures to Tackle Plastics Crisis, Including Phasing Out Single-Use Plastics by 2035

U.S. Federal Government Introduces Measures to Tackle Plastics Crisis, Including Phasing Out Single-Use Plastics by 2035

As part of its strategy to reduce plastic pollution, the Biden administration has announced plans to phase out single-use plastics from federal government operations by 2035, a press release from The White House said. The administration also has a goal of phasing out federal procurement of the disposable plastics from food service operations, packaging and […]

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    The Supreme Court’s Overturning of the Chevron Doctrine Could Impair Environmental and Climate Regulations

    The Supreme Court’s Overturning of the Chevron Doctrine Could Impair Environmental and Climate Regulations

    The Supreme Court of the United States has overturned a 40-year ruling — Chevron v. Natural Resources Defense Council — that instructed lower courts to give deference to federal agencies when federal laws are seen as ambiguous. The decision means agencies will have a harder time regulating the environment, workplace safety, public health and other […]

    Bioremediation 101: Everything You Need to Know

    Bioremediation 101: Everything You Need to Know

    Quick Key Facts What Is Bioremediation? Over the last century, urbanization and industrialization, combined with poor waste management, has led to an alarming rise in the amount of pollution in our soils, waterways, groundwater and air.  Heavy metal toxins from industrial production, chemicals from the agriculture sector, untreated wastewater, plastic pollution, crude oil leaks and […]

    Biden Admin Tightens Vehicle Mileage Standards in Effort to Bolster EVs and Fight Climate Change

    Biden Admin Tightens Vehicle Mileage Standards in Effort to Bolster EVs and Fight Climate Change

    The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) has tightened fuel mileage standards for vehicles in an effort to transform the country’s auto market into one dominated by more climate-friendly electric vehicles. The new standards set by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will lower fuel costs by more than $23 billion while reducing pollution, […]

    Watchdog Group Accuses EPA of Misconduct in Testing Pesticides for PFAS

    Watchdog Group Accuses EPA of Misconduct in Testing Pesticides for PFAS

    According to allegations by a former research fellow for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and watchdog group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), the EPA’s own documents indicate that false information may have been presented to the public regarding the agency’s testing of harmful contaminants in pesticides. In May 2023, the EPA issued a […]

    EPA Announces $300 Million for Cleanup of Former ‘Brownfield’ Industrial Sites

    EPA Announces $300 Million for Cleanup of Former ‘Brownfield’ Industrial Sites

    The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced $300 million in grants from the Biden administration’s Investing in America agenda to assist Tribal Nations, States, nonprofit organizations and local governments with assessing and cleaning up the country’s former industrial sites, known as brownfields, a press release from the EPA said. There are an estimated […]

    Ford Announces Support for EPA Automobile Tailpipe Emissions Rule

    Ford Announces Support for EPA Automobile Tailpipe Emissions Rule

    The Ford Motor Company said on Monday that it supports the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) new regulations to reduce passenger vehicle tailpipe emissions by 49 percent over 2026 levels by 2032, reported Reuters. Ford is the second-largest automobile manufacturer in the country. “Complying with emissions regulations requires lengthy advance planning, and Ford has […]