EPA rule clears traditional opaqueness in science justifying regulatory actions

Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; CP staff A new rule establishes that when promulgating significant regulatory actions or developing influential scientific information, the Environmental Protection Agency will give greater consideration to studies where the underlying dose-response data are available in a manner sufficient for independent validation. The rule does not require the release of personally identifiable information or confidential business…

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EPA quantifies positive water infrastructure loan program results

Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The inaugural Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) annual report shows the program financing more than $3.5 billion in loans behind projects valued in excess of $8 billion and helping improve water quality for more than 20 million citizens. Through 2019, the program closed 14 loans, ranging from $20.7 million to $699 million and saving borrowers $1.2 billion. 

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Air, water quality achievements guide march to EPA milestone

Sources: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; CP staff

EPA has kicked off a year-long celebration leading to observance of a 50th anniversary, December 2, 2020. “Since the agency’s inception under the leadership of the late Administrator William Ruckelshaus, EPA staff have worked tirelessly to clean up our air, water, and land for the American people,” says Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “Together, we have achieved significant milestones in support of our mission to protect human health and the environment.”

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