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Trump uses EPA office to widen 'anarchist' war vs. New York

The president has painted New York as an “anarchist jurisdiction,” but his administration’s threats to withhold funds are being dismissed as a politicized campaign tactic.
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Wheeler seeks to paint EPA regulatory rollbacks as environmentally friendly

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler sought to portray some of the agency's most significant regulatory rollbacks as environmentally friendly.

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As the West burns, Trump administration races to demolish environmental protections

Polluters and their agents in government want to finalize as many environmental rollbacks as possible before the presidential election.
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EPA postpones speaker series on racism after White House order

The move comes as many Democrats use broader racial tensions in the U.S. to highlight the heightened risks pollution and environmental threats pose to communities of color.
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Factory farming’s government-issued air pollution pass

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David F. Coursen: EPA's birthday gift to America? More pollution

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EPA chief Andrew Wheeler says Trump officials will foster environmental justice though economic development

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EPA Chief: Trump will roll back more environmental rules if reelected

Donald Trump will move to weaken more environmental regulations on industries if reelected in November, while work to complete Superfund cleanup projects, according to Environmental Protection Agency administrator Andrew Wheeler.

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EPA weakens Obama-era wastewater discharge regulations for coal-fired power plants

A statement from EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said "newer, more affordable pollution control technologies and flexibility on the regulation’s phase-in will reduce pollution and save jobs at the same time.”
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Toxics

Trump set to duck no-win ethanol decision until after election

The oil and agriculture industries have fought for years over the EPA’s biofuel mandate, a program created to reduce U.S. reliance on foreign oil and cut greenhouse gas emissions.
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Justice

Communities suffering from pollution demand justice

The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the corrosive legacy of environmental racism in the United States.
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Toxics

At EPA, coronavirus disrupts research and raises questions over air quality impact

In Mr. Wheeler's view, no single event during his tenure has forced more change at the EPA than the coronavirus pandemic — and that includes the climate crisis.

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Toxics

EPA cancels subscription to news outlet dedicated to covering it

The Environmental Protection Agency is immediately canceling its paid subscription to one of the largest environmental trade publications, E&E News.

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EPA hopes to respond soon to SCOTUS Maui decision, Wheeler says

The EPA could take action soon on the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision that some indirect water pollution requires Clean Water Act permits, agency head Andrew Wheeler says.

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New emails show how energy industry moved fast to undo curbs

The messages, made public in a lawsuit, suggest the E.P.A. rescinded a requirement on methane at the behest of an executive just weeks after President Trump took office.
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