Biden taps Maryland environmental official to run EPA office with oversight of Pa., Mid-Atlantic
Adam Ortiz replaces Cosmo Servidio, who had been a regional director at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection,
Bay states file suit against EPA for failing to hold Pa., N.Y. accountable for Chesapeake Bay restoration targets
The lawsuit has been in the works since May, when the three-jurisdiction coalition notified the EPA it intended to sue the agency. Federal law requires any party attempting to take legal action against a federal agency to first notify the government and then wait at least 60 days before filing a suit to provide an opportunity to resolve the dispute outside of court.
In Pittsburgh, Trump’s EPA announces methane rule rollback for gas wells, pipelines
Methane, a potent greenhouse gas, degrades quicker than carbon dioxide, but can be between 25 to 70 times stronger than its more common counterpart.
‘Bubblegum and band-aids’: Pa. environmental programs in question
Now with COVID-19, DEP field inspectors have been limited in what they can do — though a department spokesman said air quality testing and inspections on Public Water Systems have continued.
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The EPA, once an agency of conservation and public health protection, has been taken over by former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler.
Md., other states push EPA to force stricter pollution standards for Pa. power plants
The regional Ozone Transport Commission voted 9-2 on June 3 to send Maryland’s petition to the EPA. Pennsylvania and Virginia voted no, while New York and Maine abstained.