Environment

Groups Charge EPA With Failing To Enforce Air Standards

On September 18, community groups Committee for a Better Arvin and Committee for a Better Shafter along with Medical Advocates for Healthy Air, represented by Earthjustice, along with the National Parks Conservation Association filed a lawsuit against...

Trump Administration Launches More Attacks On Public Health With Methane Rule Rollback

On September 18, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) largely rescinded its Waste Prevention Rule. The 2016 rule requires the oil and gas industry to use cost-effective technologies and practices to reduce venting and flaring, as well as find and fix...

U.S. EPA requires Sacramento area sanitation district to reduce risk of chemical releases, pay penalty

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached a settlement with the Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District for chemical safety and risk management violations at the Sacramento Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant. The sanitation...

World’s biggest brands still linked to rainforest destruction in Indonesia

Palm oil suppliers to the world’s largest brands, including Unilever, Nestlé, Colgate-Palmolive and Mondelez, have destroyed an area of rainforest almost twice the size of Singapore in less than three years, according to a new investigation by...