EPA Grants Nearly $3M To Bay Area Institutions For Wildfire Smoke ResearchThree Bay Area research projects will share nearly $3 million in federal grants to study how people can reduce their exposure to toxic wildfire smoke, according to an announcement Wednesday from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
EPA Administrator Visits Redwood City to Announce $168M in Loans for Water Infrastructure ImprovementsU.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan made his way to Redwood City on Tuesday to announce three water infrastructure loans that would invest $168 million to support projects in the Peninsula and East Bay.
EPA Stops Fighting Court Order, Will Find Way To Close Loopholes For Asbestos UsageThe EPA said this week that it is going to work to stop allowing asbestos to be used for any kind of application in the United States.
California Urges EPA To Let State Set Its Own Auto Emissions StandardsOfficials from California, New York and other states urged the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday to allow California to set its own automobile tailpipe pollution standards.
9th Circuit Court Tells EPA To Make Final Decision On Chlorpyrifos Pesticide After 14 Year BattleThe San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to quickly determine whether a pesticide linked to brain damage in children should be banned.
Biden To Restore California's Power To Set Auto Emission Rules, Reverse Trump DecisionThe U.S. Transportation Department is moving to reverse former President Donald Trump's bid to end California's ability to set its own automobile tailpipe pollution standards.
Report: Seresto Flea and Tick Collars Linked To Pet Illnesses, Deaths, Human Side EffectsA popular pet flea and tick collar has been linked to hundreds of pet deaths, and thousands of other pets injured, and hundred of humans harmed as well, according to a published report.
EPA Drops Trump-Era Challenge Of Redwood City Salt Ponds ProtectionThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday backed down from its stance that the Redwood City salt ponds are not protected by the Clean Water Act, signaling a change in the Biden administration's direction on environmental issues.
State’s Air, Climate Regulator Pushing to Head Biden EPAMary Nichols fought for some of the nation's most ambitious climate policies over the past four decades and, in recent years, she's been their staunchest defender against President Donald Trump's efforts to dismantle them.
Judge Blocks EPA Decision To Allow Dredging Of San Francisco Bay Salt PondsA federal judge on Monday blocked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from allowing the dredging and filling of salt ponds near San Francisco without going through a permitting process that could stall redevelopment of the area.
9th Circuit Court Overturns EPA Approval Of Dicamba HerbicideA federal appeals court in San Francisco on Wednesday overturned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's approval of the use of dicamba, a weed killer used on millions of acres of soybean and cotton crops.
Trump Administration Rolls Back Fuel Economy Standards; Opponents Vow Court FightThe Trump administration has finalized a roll back of strict Obama-era vehicle mileage standards Tuesday, gutting a major component in the battle against climate change.
Accusations Follow EPA's Ouster Of California Regional BossThe Environmental Protection Agency abruptly pushed out its top regional official for California and other points West, touching off an unusual public dispute between the two over the reason why.
Lawsuit By 11 Environmental Groups Seeks To Protect California’s Auto Emission RulesA coalition of 11 environmental groups has sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for revoking California’s authority to set tougher emission standards for cars and trucks.
California Won't Buy Cars From GM, Chrysler Or Toyota After Siding With Trump Over EmissionsThe state of California is taking aim at GM, Chrysler, Toyota, Nissan and other automakers that are aligning with the Trump administration in its battle over emissions rules.