This Week’s Climate Policy Update (August 8, 2022) – Climate change


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Ahead of the August recess, the Senate passed a budget reconciliation package that includes $369 billion in climate and energy spending. In an effort to garner Sen. Sinema’s (D-AZ) support for the Cut Inflation Act, Senate Democrats agreed to include $4 billion in funding to address droughts in the West . In addition to passing the reconciliation package, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) released a draft environmental permit reforms. In California, the United States District Court for the Western Division of the Central District of California settled a lawsuit between Governor Gavin Newsom (D-CA) and the Bureau of Land Management. Finally, the Commodity Futures Training Commission has extended its request for information regarding climate-related financial risks.

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Lots of new PFAS, nothing good.


A committee of the prestigious National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recommended this week that the blood of perhaps tens of millions of Americans…

EPA Expands List of PFAS Subject to Toxic Release Inventory Reporting

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Earlier this week, on July 18, 2022, the US EPA released a final rule that subjects five new per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) to Toxic Release Inventory (“TRI”) reporting requirements in under Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (“EPCRA”).


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