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EPA Grants Waivers for California’s On-highway Heavy-duty Vehicle and Engine Emission Standards

WASHINGTON (April 3, 2023) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing a decision that grants two requests for waivers of preemption regarding four California Air Resource Board (CARB) regulations related to California’s heavy-duty vehicle and engine emission standards. Under the Clean Air Act, California is afforded broad discretion to adopt emissions requirements to meet […]

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EPA Commits to Helping Sacramento Food Hubs

SAN FRANCISO, CA – This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is announcing new technical assistance to help 13 communities nationwide develop local food system and placemaking strategies. The assistance is provided through Local Foods, Local Places, a federal initiative that helps communities reinvest in existing […]

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EPA Implements Court Decision Overturning Restrictive Trump-Era Rule; Reaffirms Commitment to Use Best Available Science

WASHINGTON, May 26, 2021 – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the finalization of a rule that effectuates the vacatur of the previous administration’s rulemaking titled “Strengthening Transparency in Pivotal Science Underlying Significant Regulatory Actions and Influential Scientific Information.”  “This action ensures that EPA can utilize the best available science and data to support our […]

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U.S. EPA Approves Limits on Mercury in California Waters

SAN FRANCISCO, July 18, 2017 – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the approval of new water quality criteria for mercury in California waters. The new rules, developed by the State Water Resources Control Board, set mercury limits in fish tissue to protect human health and aquatic-dependent wildlife. New protections also have been added […]

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Justice Department, EPA and the Navajo Nation announce settlement for cleanup of 94 abandoned uranium mines on the Navajo Nation

SAN FRANCISCO January 18, 2017 – The United States and the Navajo Nation have entered into a settlement agreement with two affiliated subsidiaries of Freeport-McMoRan, Inc., for the cleanup of 94 abandoned uranium mines on the Navajo Nation. Under the settlement, valued at over $600 million, Cyprus Amax Minerals Company and Western Nuclear, Inc., will perform […]

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Carbon Pollution Standards for Cars and Light Trucks to Remain Unchanged Through 2025

WASHINGTON January 13, 2017 – Today, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy finalized her decision to maintain the current greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for model years 2022-2025 cars and light trucks. The final determination finds that a wide variety of effective technologies are available to reduce GHG emissions from cars and light trucks, and that automakers […]

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EPA Notifies Fiat Chrysler of Clean Air Act Violations

WASHINGTON January 12, 2017 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today issued a notice of violation to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. and FCA US LLC (collectively FCA) for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act for installing and failing to disclose engine management software in light-duty model year 2014, 2015 and 2016 Jeep Grand […]

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U.S. EPA Releases Final Report on Impacts from Hydraulic Fracturing Activities on Drinking Water Resources

WASHINGTON, DC, Dec. 13, 2016 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing its scientific report on the impacts from hydraulic fracturing activities on drinking water resources, which provides states and others the scientific foundation to better protect drinking water resources in areas where hydraulic fracturing is occurring or being considered. The report, done […]

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