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“Tough cop on the beat,” or new plod enforcing old “broken laws”? Labor’s EPA gets a grilling

Renew Economy

Labor’s EPA gets a grilling appeared first on RenewEconomy. Legislation to set up Australia’s first national environment protection agency promises strong new powers and penalties to protect the natural environment. Critics are not so sure.

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Plibersek rolls out “game changing” EPA, but delays reforms to EPBC Act

Renew Economy

The post Plibersek rolls out “game changing” EPA, but delays reforms to EPBC Act appeared first on RenewEconomy. Australia will soon have its first national, independent environment watchdog that can issue hundreds of millions in penalties, but Labor has delayed reform of EPBC Act.

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Digging Deeper: EPA's Dive Into PFAS Pollution Through Data Collection

3BL Media

Now, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking a significant step forward in understanding and addressing PFAS contamination through a comprehensive data gathering initiative involving publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) and industrial facilities. The EPA hopes to begin collecting sampling data in 2024 and 2025.

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Robbins Island wind project heads back to court, as EPA digs in over “sensitive dunes”

Renew Economy

The post Robbins Island wind project heads back to court, as EPA digs in over “sensitive dunes” appeared first on RenewEconomy. The fate of a $1 billion-plus, 900MW wind farm remains in limbo, with Tasmania's Environment Protection Authority confirming it will appeal the huge project's approval.

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Western Australia slashes “green tape” and bypassing EPA for renewable projects

Renew Economy

The post Western Australia slashes “green tape” and bypassing EPA for renewable projects appeared first on RenewEconomy. paves the way to fast track the approval of renewable energy projects as it races to provide enough capacity for electrocution and green industry.

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SCOTUS ruling on EPA leaves US businesses with the devil they don’t know

GreenBiz

EPA just made an already uncertain environment worse. For American companies seeking clarity on U.S. climate policy, the Supreme Court decision on West Virginia v.

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EPA underestimates methane emissions from landfills, urban areas

Science Daily / Earth & Environment

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is underestimating methane emissions from landfills, urban areas and U.S. The researchers combined 2019 satellite observations with an atmospheric transport model to generate a high-resolution map of methane emissions, which was then compared to EPA estimates from the same year.

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