Ruth Etzel Speaks Out Ahead Of EPA Whistleblower Hearing

By Carey Gillam, The Guardian. -

The US Environmental Protection Agency is failing to protect children by ignoring poisons in the environment and focusing on corporate interests, according to a top children’s health official who [...]

WildEarth Guardians To File Suit To Protect Clean Air From Fracking

By Jeremy Nichols, WildEarth Guardians. -

Santa Fe, NM—WildEarth Guardians announced this week its intent to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over its failure to crack down on smog pollution in the Permian Basin of southeast [...]

EPA Approval Of PFAS For Fracking May Spell A New Health Crisis

By Leanna First-Arai, Truthout. -

For over a month, noxious wastewater has been leaching across the ground on Ashley Watt’s family ranch in the Permian Basin in West Texas where she lives and raises cattle. It started in [...]

Challenging EPA’s Failure To Protect People And The Environment From Atrazine

By Beyond Pesticides. -

The herbicide atrazine is likely to adversely affect over half of endangered species listed in the United States, according to a report released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency [...]

EPA Approves Pesticide, Then Finds It Harms Endangered Species

By the Center for Biological Diversity. -

Washington, DC (Nov. 5, 2020) - The Environmental Protection Agency released an assessment today finding that the endocrine-disrupting pesticide atrazine is likely to harm more than 1,000 of the [...]

Whistleblower Sues EPA Over Retaliation

By Kevin Gosztola, Shadowproof. -

An Environmental Protection Agency whistleblower, whose disclosures ultimately led to former EPA administrator Scott Pruitt’s resignation, filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging his free [...]

Many Superfund Sites Are Dangerously Threatened By Climate Change

By David Hasemyer and Lise Olsen, Inside Climate News. -

Barrett, Texas - Fred Barrett thought he'd wait out Hurricane Harvey at his home in this town outside Houston, founded by his great-grandfather in 1889. He prepared for heavy rain, wind and [...]

EPA Postpones Environmental Justice Training

By Rachel Frazin, The Hill. -

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will postpone training on environmental inequity faced by communities of color and low-income communities following a White House order calling for [...]

How The Harvard Covid-19 Study Became The Center Of A Partisan Uproar

By Marianne Lavelle, Inside Climate News. -

The researchers found that Covid-19 patients who lived in polluted areas were more likely to die than those in less polluted areas, with a small increase in PM 2.5 associated with a large [...]

States Sue Over Rule Limiting Them From Blocking Pipeline Projects

By Rebecca Beitsch, The Hill. -

A coalition of 20 states is suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over a rule that weakens states’ ability to block pipelines and other controversial projects that cross their [...]

Science Says Burning Trees Is A False Climate Solution

By Stop GE Trees. -

Hundreds of scientists are urging lawmakers to oppose legislation that would encourage wood burning or logging as potential climate solutions. The science doesn’t support it, they say. Last [...]

EPA’s ‘Secret Science’ Rule Meets With An Outpouring Of Protest

By Marianne Lavelle, Inside Climate News. -

As the deadline approached for public comment on a controversial "transparency" rule proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency, 39 top scientific organizations and academic institutions [...]

Pandemic Used To Cover For Loosening Crop Poison Regulation

By Sarah Okeson, DC Report. -

The Trump EPA wants to reapprove use of a dangerous herbicide. Trump appointees are hiding behind the COVID-19 pandemic to excuse a herbicide manufacturer from monitoring levels of the poison [...]

Report: Nearly Half Of Americans Breathing Unhealthy Air

By Dana Drugmand, DeSmog Blog. -

As the death toll from COVID-19 continues to rise in the U.S. — and as initial studies suggest that long-term exposure to air pollution may lead to higher death rates from the disease — a new [...]

Trump’s EPA Weakens Justification For Life-Saving Mercury Pollution Rule

By Olivia Rosane, Ecowatch. -

As many Americans fight for their lives in the midst of a respiratory pandemic, the Trump administration Thursday axed the justification for a mercury pollution rule that saves more than 10,000 [...]