Kuhi ʻia nā loiloi a EPA o nā kemika i ka loiloi mai kona ʻepekema ponoʻī

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Ke ʻōlelo nei nā ʻepekema he nui o ka US no ka Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ʻaʻole lākou e hilinaʻi i nā alakaʻi kiʻekiʻe o ka ʻoihana e hopohopo a makaʻu lākou i ka hoʻopaʻi inā e hōʻike lākou i ka hana hewa i ke kānāwai, e like me ka ana o nā limahana i mālama ʻia ma 2020.

E like me ka ʻO ka nānā ʻana o ka limahana limahana Federal no 2020, i alakaʻi ʻia e ka US Office of Personnel Management, 75 pākēneka o nā limahana EPA i ka National Program Chemicals Division nāna i pane i ka ana ua hōʻike lākou ʻaʻole lākou i manaʻo ua mālama ke alakaʻi kiʻekiʻe o ka ʻoihana i nā "kūlana kiʻekiʻe o ka ʻoiaʻiʻo a me ka pololei." Kanaonokumamālima pākēneka o nā limahana e pane ana mai ka ʻĀpana ʻIkepili ʻInikino i pane i ke ala like.

Pīhoihoi pū kekahi, 53 pākēneka o nā mea pane i ka EPA's Risk Assessment Division ua ʻōlelo ʻia ʻaʻole hiki iā lākou ke hōʻike i kahi kuhi hewa i ke kānāwai a i ʻole nā ​​rula me ka makaʻu ʻole i ka hoʻopaʻi. Kanaha-ʻekolu pākēneka o ka pane ʻana i nā limahana EPA i ka Office of Pollution Prevent and Toxics (OPPT) i pane like i ka like.

ʻO nā manaʻo maikaʻi ʻole i hōʻike ʻia i nā hopena o ke ana ʻana ua kūlike ia me nā hōʻike e pili ana i ka hanaʻino ma loko o nā papahana loiloi kemikal o EPA, e like me ka Public Empleies for Environmental Responsibility (PEER).

"Pono e hopohopo nui ʻoi aku ma mua o ka hapalua o nā chemist EPA a me nā loea ʻē aʻe e hana nei i nā hopohopo olakino lehulehu e manaʻo ʻole e hōʻike i nā pilikia a i ʻole nā ​​hae hae," ʻo ka Luna Hoʻokele PEER ʻo Tim Whitehouse, kahi loio o ka EPA ma mua. ʻōlelo.

Ma mua o kēia mahina, ka National Academies of Science, Engineering, a me Medicine wahi a ka EPAʻO nā hana loiloi weliweli i loko o ke kumumanaʻo o ke kānāwai Toxic Substances Control Act he "haʻahaʻa haʻahaʻa."

"E piha pono nā lima o ke alakaʻi hou ʻana o EPA i kēia moku piholo," wahi a Whitehouse.

Ma hope o ka lilo ʻana i ke keʻena i loko o Ianuali, ua hoʻopuka ʻo Pelekikena Joe Biden i kahi kauoha hoʻokō e hoʻomaopopo ana e hiki paha i ka EPA ma lalo o Biden ke hoʻololi i kona kūlana ma luna o nā kemikaliʻi mai nā hoʻoholo i hoʻoholo ʻia e ka ʻoihana ma lalo o ka pelekikena o Donald Trump.

In nā kūkā ua hana ʻia ma Ianuali 21, ua ʻōlelo ʻo EPA Office of General Counsel penei:

"I kulike ai me ka Peresidena Biden Kauoha Kauoha no ka pale ʻana i ke olakino lehulehu a me ke kaiapuni a me ka hoʻihoʻi ʻana i ka ʻepekema e hoʻoponopono i ka pilikia o ke aniau i hoʻopuka ʻia ma Ianuali 20, 2021, (Health and Environment EO), e hōʻoia kēia i kaʻu noi no ka US Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA) ka US Department of Justice (DOJ) e ʻimi a loaʻa nā abeyance a i ʻole mau noho o ka hana i ke kali ʻana i ka hoʻopiʻi ʻana e ʻimi nei i ka hoʻokolokolo ʻana i nā kānāwai EPA i hoʻolaha ʻia ma waena o Ianuali 20, 2017, a Ianuali 20, 2021, a i ʻole e ʻimi nei e hoʻokumu i kahi palena manawa no EPA e hoʻolaha i kahi rula e pili ana i ke kumuhana o kēlā me kēia