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:
- Ravaged by COVID-19, polluted communities demand environmental justice Racial disparities around COVID-19 can at least partly be explained by exposure to pollution, which can cause conditions that make people particularly susceptible to severe effects from the disease.
- Dozens of facilities skipping out on EPA pollution monitoring have prior offenses More than 50 facilities across the country that have faced enforcement actions for alleged Clean Water Act violations are among those taking advantage of an EPA policy that lets companies forgo pollution monitoring during the pandemic, an analysis by The Hill found.
- Michigan’s new PFAS rules are among the nation’s strictest As of August, Michigan has some of the strictest rules in the nation limiting chemical contaminants in drinking water supplies.