Recent EPA News

It is difficult to divert attention from the devastation in Japan.  However, here are a few other news items that may be of interest to our membership:

There are efforts underway in the US Congress to strip the EPA's authority to regulate greenhouses gases.  HR910, the Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011, aims to "amend the Clean Air Act to prohibit the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from promulgating any regulation concerning, taking action relating to, or taking into consideration the emission of a greenhouse gas to address climate change, and for other purposes."

Read more here, here, and here.

The EPA says that New York City’s 10-year plan to identify and replace light fixtures that are leaking PCBs in to city schools needs to be faster and more comprehensive.

Read more here, here, and here.

The EPA has added 10 Hazardous Waste Sites to Superfund’s National Priorities List.  Fifteen additional sites are proposed to be included on the NPL.

Read more here.