Under the Trump Administration, EPA is making rapid and far-reaching changes to environmental regulations from rolling back mercury and air toxic standards for power plants to undermining the new law meant to review chemicals for safety before products hit the shelves.
Our policy watch will help keep you current. This month in policy:
- Lawyer and biochemist swaps industry job for EPA’s chemicals office - David Fischer, an attorney who formerly worked for the American Chemistry Council, is joining the EPA as deputy assistant administrator in the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, according to an agency announcement obtained by Bloomberg Environment.
- House approves “sweeping” provisions that target toxic “forever chemicals” - Public health and environmental advocates celebrated a victory Friday as the U.S. House approved an amendment in the annual defense spending bill that would designate a class of “forever chemicals” as “hazardous substances” under the federal Superfund law. The bill – if passed by the Senate – could lead to EPA enforcement and clean up efforts.