A Tale Of Two Toxic Cities

By Sharon Lerner, Theintercept.com -

After a crucial division of the Environmental Protection Agency reassessed the dangers of two key pollutants — ethylene oxide and chloroprene — the risk of cancer from air pollution shot up in [...]

EPA Rule Change On Mercury Could Kill Thousands

By Olivia Alperstein, Otherwords -

On December 28, the Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposal that would effectively weaken the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS), which protect American families from mercury [...]

EPA Criminal Action Against Polluters Hits 30-Year Low

By Ellen Knickmeyer, AP.org -

WASHINGTON—The Environmental Protection Agency hit a 30-year low in 2018 in the number of pollution cases it referred for criminal prosecution, Justice Department data show. The EPA said in a [...]

This EPA Rule Change Could Kill Thousands

By Olivia Alperstein, Otherwords.org -

While Americans were quietly preparing to ring in the New Year, the EPA gave families a deadly present to start the year off wrong. On December 28, the Environmental Protection Agency announced a [...]

Court Bans Harmful Pesticide That Trump EPA Tried To Keep On The Market

By Whitney Webb, Mintpressnews.com -

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban the harmful pesticide chlorpyrifos within 60 days. The court’s ruling is being seen as a major [...]

Years After EPA Cited Health Risks From Chemical Plant, Is Enough Being Done To Protect Its Louisiana Neighbors?

By Julie Dermansky, Desmogblog.com -

What should be done about a chemical plant in Louisiana’s St. John the Baptist Parish that releases chloroprene — a chemical so toxic that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) determined [...]

Reshaping The Supreme Court: What 2 Dissents On Climate Rules Tell Us

By John H. Cushman JR, Insideclimatenews.org -

To see why environmentalists have been panicking about the new direction of the Supreme Court, just go back 11 years and read the two dissents in the landmark climate change case Massachusetts v. [...]

How Dangerous is New EPA Chief Andrew Wheeler? Very. Here’s Why.

By Derrick Z. Jackson, Blog.ucsusa.org -

With Scott Pruitt’s resignation as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency amid a slew of ethics scandals, environmentalists who long campaigned for his ouster should be careful what [...]

Woman Confronts Pruitt At Restaurant, Tells Him To Resign

By Justin Wise, Thehill.com -

A woman publicly confronted Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt while he was eating lunch on Monday and urged him to resign, according to video posted on Facebook.  [...]

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Encouraged Oil Executives To Apply For Top Agency Jobs

By Zahra Hirji, Buzzfeed.com -

At Pruitt’s prompting, a ConocoPhillips official sent the EPA résumés of two people to be considered for regional directors of the agency. A month after starting as chief of the Environmental [...]

Feds Cherry-Pick Data To Force Pipelines Through Poor Communities

By Sophie Yeo, Psmag.com -

The government's energy regulator is facing allegations of cherry-picking data to approve pipeline projects that would disproportionately harm communities of color. According to academics, [...]

Long Before Scott Pruitt, EPA Colluded With Industry

By Johnathan Latham, Salon.com -

When Scott Pruitt took the helm of the Environmental Protection Agency in 2017, public health activists, environmentalists and ordinary citizens expressed outrage. How could a politician with [...]

‘This Is Not Ok’: Guard Shoves Reporter As EPA Bars Multiple News Outlets From Water Pollution Event

By Jessica Corbett, Commondreams.org -

"When the reporter asked to speak to an EPA public-affairs person, the security guards grabbed the reporter by the shoulders and shoved her forcibly out of the EPA building." The Environmental [...]

Weedkiller Products More Toxic Than Their Active Ingredient, Tests Show

By Carey Gillam, Theguardian.com -

US government researchers have uncovered evidence that some popular weedkilling products, like Monsanto’s widely-used Roundup, are potentially more toxic to human cells than their active [...]

17 States Sue EPA Over Auto Emissions Standards Rollback

By Nicholas Kusnetz, Insideclimatenews.org -

A coalition of 17 states and the District of Columbia sued the Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday, asking a federal court to block a Trump administration attempt to weaken automobile [...]