Biden-Harris Administration Finalizes Critical Rule to Clean Up PFAS Contamination to Protect Public Health

EPA action designates two widely used PFAS as hazardous substances under the Superfund law, improving transparency and accountability to clean up PFAS contamination in communities WASHINGTON — Today, April 19, 2024, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking another step in its efforts to protect people from the health risks … [continued]

“Forever Chemicals” Data from EPA Shows Widespread Contamination & Underestimate of PFAS Contaminating Tap Water

PFAS, a category of toxic chemicals that consists of thousands of man-made compounds, are used by industry and often added to consumer products, ranging from cookware to cosmetics, to make them stain- and water-resistant. PFAS are nearly indestructible “forever toxic” chemicals that are found in our air, water, food—and our bodies. They can be harmful to human health even at very low doses, with some being linked to immune suppression, cancer, and developmental disorders. However, there has been little done to address PFAS contamination.

Scientists Discovered Trichloroethylene Causes Fetal Heart Defects, & Trump White House Overrode The Findings

When Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) scientists concluded that the chemical trichloroethylene (TCE) causes fetal heart defects, even at low doses, officials at the White House overrode their conclusions — an egregious example of political interference in science, and a violation of the EPA’s scientific integrity policy. The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) submitted a formal complaint to the EPA, urging the agency’s scientific integrity office to investigate.

Power To Methane

The idea behind power-to-gas has been around for a while. It uses electric power to produce gaseous fuel, usually hydrogen. The advantages are that it can be used to take up excess electric energy from renewable generation in a chemical form. Later, the fuel can be used as needed.