The EPA and the Interior Department are applying President Joe Biden’s Justice40 equity effort to nearly 140 programs to steer more federal benefits to disadvantaged populations under programs to reduce lead, increase access to clean water, and restore mining areas and ecosystems.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s rule banning the production and import of products containing a flame retardant called decabromodiphenyl ether, or decaBDE, may stay in place pending the agency’s review, the Ninth Circuit ruled.
A government land transfer that could allow new copper mining in Arizona withstood a legal test when the Ninth Circuit on Friday ruled against an Apache American Indian nonprofit group that says the land in question is sacred religious ground.
Kimberly-Clark Corp., International Paper Co., and other owners and operators of paper mills in Maine can avoid some claims in a lawsuit filed by property owners who say PFAS from the mills contaminated their wells and harmed their health, a federal court in the state ruled.
The Russian government has submitted proposals to the State Duma to amend gasoline tax breaks to take into account the discount between Urals crude and benchmark Brent, Interfax reported, citing Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Sazanov.
Audit firms and companies including United Parcel Service Inc. and BNP Paribas SA urged the SEC to revamp onerous climate accounting requirements as the regulator considers a major expansion of corporate reporting.