Exxon Mobil ordered to pay $14.25 million fine for violating Clean Air Act at Texas refinery

An 11-year-old lawsuit filed by advocacy group Environment Texas alleges that Exxon Mobil violated the Clean Air Act for years at its refinery in Baytown, Texas.

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EPA to jettison major Obama climate rule, as Biden eyes a bigger push

The Clean Power Plan had been tied up in litigation, then replaced by President Donald Trump.

Shell pays $191K fine for 2015 refinery incident

Shell Oil Products U.S. has paid a $191,000 fine for the release of pollutants from its Shell Puget Sound Refinery north of Seattle in Skagit County.

Clean Air Act gets boost as court dumps Trump carbon rule

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit tossed out the Trump EPA's Affordable Clean Energy rule and sent it back to the agency yesterday. What does the ruling mean for Biden and the electricity sector?

Supreme Court weighs in on cities' climate change lawsuits

The court's decision will likely determine the path for more than a dozen other legal challenges the oil industry is facing and any future claims.

Will 2021 be the year for environmental justice legislation?

They want Trump's rollbacks rescinded and renewed emphasis on justice and equity via enforcement of federal law, from the Clean Air Act to FEMA recovery aid.

EPA rule exempts many polluting industries from future air regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency has finalized a rule that would allow future greenhouse gas limits only on power plants, sidestepping oversight over the oil and gas industry, iron and steel manufacturers and other polluting industries.

Amanda D. Rodewald: The Trump administration misses an opportunity to protect the air

Air pollution is an environmental justice issue - people of color and with low incomes are disproportionately exposed to unhealthy levels of ozone pollution.

New contenders emerge for Biden's EPA administrator

The Washington parlor game has revved up as more candidates are in the mix to be President-elect Joe Biden's EPA administrator.

Steps to cool the climate will improve water quality, too

The future looks even brighter when efforts to manage one environmental problem advance progress on another.

Reversing rollbacks in the post Trump-era is not enough

To protect the health of our nation’s people and environment, the new administration must enforce our existing laws and providing adequate resources for environmental protection.

Mustafa Santiago Ali describes the path forward for environmental justice

Former EPA program leader shares ideas for federal action in the Biden administration.

US Clean Air Act saved 1.5 billion birds

The drop in pollution since the passage of the 1970 US Clean Air Act hasn't just helped humans breathe cleaner air. It's also benefited birds.

The California air quality guru who taught business to love the environment

Praised by Republicans and Democrats, Mary Nichols is a contender for head of the EPA in a Biden administration.

Joe Biden must be the climate change president

The world is out of time. Climate can’t be a priority. It must be the priority.
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Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

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Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

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Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

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Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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