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EPA may allow oil companies to dump wastewater

By |2018-10-26T22:21:28+06:00October 17th, 2018|Categories: Enviromental, EPA, Industrial, Oil and Gas, Texas, Wastewater|

Pressure builds in deep disposal wells Texas oil and gas companies have always pumped the brackish wastewater that results from drilling activities back into the ground, in wells deep below the earth's surface. Some of these disposal wells are reaching their capacity and accumulating pressure. This has prompted EPA to reconsider regulations that have long [...]

EPA dismisses air pollution scientists from advisory panel

By |2018-10-16T01:45:49+06:00October 16th, 2018|Categories: Air, Enviromental, EPA|

When EPA writes new regulations, it usually goes through an extensive process to ensure the regulations will be beneficial. The range of steps in includes research, cost-benefit analysis, and expert consultation, often from a panel. Last week, EPA dismissed air pollution scientists that sat on an advisory board for the health impacts of soot. EPA [...]

100 House lawmakers voted against chemical safeguards

By |2018-10-09T04:09:43+06:00October 9th, 2018|Categories: Air, Chemical, Enviromental, EPA|

On Tuesday, September 18, 2018, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) Action Fund released its first chemical scorecard. The scorecard revealed that many House members regularly voted against toxic chemicals safeguards and protections. Trump has pushed a pro-chemical industry agenda. Approximately 100 House members have repeatedly voted "to make it harder for federal agencies like [EPA] to [...]

PFAS in drinking water cause concern in multiple cities

By |2018-10-09T20:20:36+06:00October 5th, 2018|Categories: Enviromental, EPA, Water|

Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) are chemicals with known adverse health effects. PFAS have been present for decades  in industrial and commercial use because of their versatility and resistance to heat, water, and oil. Due to a recent EPA program, water suppliers have been testing for PFAS in drinking water. Water suppliers have found PFAs [...]