U.S. EPA – GBRI
 

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is recalling almost 965,000 gas-powered vehicles from U.S. and Canada that violate U.S. emissions standards. The company is expected to replace the vehicles’ catalytic converters that showed deteriorating performance during a routine in-use emissions testing. EPA announced that the flawed vehicles have no safety concerns and the company will not be charged any […]

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Without taking into consideration the health risks it would pose to humans and the environment, US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) granted ’emergency’ approval to spray sulfoxaflor—an insecticide the agency considers “very highly toxic” to bees—on an area of over 16 million acres in 2018. Of the 18 states where the approvals were granted for sorghum and […]

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According to sources, the Trump-era EPA has no plans to regulate two toxic chemicals – PFOA and PFOS – under the Safe Drinking Water Act, even though the said chemicals have been linked to kidney and testicular cancer and are contaminating drinking water in the US. The chemicals have been used for decades in products such as Teflon-coated […]

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It seems various investigations into his lavish lifestyle and months of scandals finally caught up to the US Environment Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt as he handed over his resignation to Donald Trump. The US President announced the news via Twitter saying that Mr Pruitt had done “an outstanding job” while in office and he […]

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The US Environment Protection Agency is considering approving a proposal by the agro-chemical giant Syngenta to considerably increase the use of highly toxic bee-killing pesticide thiamethoxam. If the proposal is approved, the harmful neonicotinoid pesticide would be sprayed on 165 million acres of US farmland. Neonicotinoids have long been known to pose serious harm to bee populations. But […]

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On Tuesday, a coalition of ethanol and farm groups including Renewable Fuels Association and the National Corn Growers Association sued the US EPA over Renewable Fuel Standard waiver exemptions granted to three refineries, including one owned by billionaire investor Carl Icahn. The groups filed the challenge in a U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit in Denver, […]

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California Gov. Jerry Brown announced that his state will join 17 other states in suing America’s Environment Protection Agency (EPA) over its decision to roll back Obama-era clean car rules. The EPA had decided in April this year that the vehicle emission standards set by the previous administration were ‘inappropriate and would be revised’. “This […]

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The head of America’s Environment Protection Agency, Mr Scott Pruitt, is now suggesting that rising global temperatures may actually be beneficial for the human race. He told a Las Vegas TV station humans have “flourished” during times of warming and that it may not be a “bad thing”. He also stressed that he wants an “honest, transparent debate” on […]

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US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) head Scott Pruitt has confirmed that the Trump government will officially scrap the Obama-era Clean Power Plan (CPP) that was designed to fight climate change. He made the announcement at an event in Kentucky saying he will sign a proposed rule on Tuesday “to withdraw the so-called clean power plan […]

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