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Nomination of acting EPA head Wheeler moves to full Senate

WASHINGTON — Acting Environmental Protection Agency chief and former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler won a Senate committee's approval of his appointment to the permanent post on Tuesday, along with praise from the panel's Republicans for his work rolling back a series of Obama-era environmental measures. Read more...
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US government sued for delaying dichloromethane paint stripper ban

Environmental Protection Agency advances long-awaited ban on consumer products, but allows commercial use to continue
Two years after the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed banning methylene chloride (dichloromethane) in paint strippers, the agency has finally proposed new regulations to prohibit consumer use and limit commercial applications. However, environmental and public health advocates have sued the agency, saying that the rules do not go far enough, and that the EPA’s failure to finalise the rules sooner threatens public health. Read more
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Ninety-Third California Legislature Convenes At State Capitol

California lawmakers took their oaths of office for the Legislature’s 2018-2019 session Monday at the state Capitol with promises to fight poverty, homelessness and wildfires. Senate President pro Tem Toni Atkins of San Diego told her colleagues in opening remarks that although lawmakers have accomplished a lot in recent years, they haven’t done enough. Read more...
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