Biden's infrastructure plan targets lead pipes that threaten public health across the US

President Biden has proposed spending $45 billion to replace every lead water pipe and service line in the nation. A public health expert explains why he sees this as a worthwhile investment.
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Des Moines Superfund site to be demolished after nearly four decades

EPA Administrator Michael Regan, marked the transfer of the site to the city, saying, "We know it's not just about the cleanup. It's about what's to come after.'

Make air conditioners suck less

The Biden EPA is right to cut hydrofluorocarbon emissions. But sustainable air conditioning requires more than just better window units.

EPA to sharply limit powerful greenhouse gases

The Biden administration is moving quickly to limit hydrofluorocarbons, the Earth-warming chemicals used in air-conditioning and refrigeration.

Pressure mounts to lift patent protections on coronavirus vaccines

President Biden and drugmakers are facing demands from liberal activists and global leaders to suspend intellectual property rights on the vaccines as the pandemic surges.

Biden takes a run at America's glaring environmental problems. Can he succeed?

President Biden's Wednesday night speech before the House and Senate generally drew praise from the pundit class.

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Biden administration faces heat from Democrats over delay issuing workplace safety standard

The Biden administration is facing rare criticism from some of its closet Democratic allies over the delay in issuing a workplace safety standard for covid.

Farhad Manjoo: The wind and solar boom is here

The world is adopting renewable sources of power much faster than experts thought possible.

Biden plans to propose banning menthol cigarettes

The move has been long sought by public health and civil rights groups, after decades of marketing aimed at Black smokers.

Deb Haaland says public lands should reflect America

The new Secretary of the Interior shares her plans to listen to historically underrepresented communities and address deferred maintenance projects—plus, what makes a national park her favorite.

Oil development in Alaska's Arctic remains in limbo

Nearly four months after the Trump administration sold oil leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, oil activity on federal lands remains in limbo as the new administration evaluates its policy options for the area.


Biden releases money in push to modernize US electric grid

The president has said he wants the nation to produce 100% clean energy by 2035.

How US chemical industry lobbying and cash defeated regulation in Trump era

The nation's top PFAS manufacturers executed a lobbying and campaign donation blitz in recent years as the federal government attempted to regulate the toxic compounds.

White House announces $109M for energy jobs in hard-hit coal communities

The Biden administration announced $109.5 million in funding for research projects aimed at creating job opportunities in communities ravaged by the decline of the coal industry.

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