EPA proposes New Source Review accounting change
EPA, after an ad hoc attempt to rework one facet of the New Source Review permitting program quickly ran into a lawsuit last year, now appears to be pursuing the same objective through a formal rulemaking.
Judge tosses challenge to advisory panel membership policy
For the second time this year, a federal judge has squelched a legal challenge to EPA's contentious membership policy for its scientific advisory committees.
EPA panel may upend scientific basis for regs — researchers
Recent developments on a key EPA advisory committee threaten to upend the agency's long-standing mechanisms for safeguarding the public from common air pollutants, two critics wrote in a newly published paper.
Democrats claim new evidence of EPA political interference
Several Democratic lawmakers are pointing to EPA's adoption of an obscure regulatory interpretation as fresh evidence of allegedly improper involvement by air chief Bill Wehrum and another political appointee in a policy shift of keen interest to a client of their former law firm.
Texas defends rejecting NASA monitoring help post-Harvey
Texas environmental regulators have given a House committee a lengthy defense of their decision to reject NASA's offer of high-tech air quality monitoring help after Hurricane Harvey.