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Sarah Benish and Melissa Fiffer: Affordable Clean Energy rule threatens progress of Clean Air Act

The scientific community must act to minimize the adverse air quality and health impacts of relaxed EPA regulation.
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Joe Biden could fight factory farming even without Congress

Biden’s agriculture secretary could confront factory farms, or coddle them.

What Biden's win means for environment and climate

President-elect Joe Biden could not only reverse Trump's deregulatory actions, but also embed climate priorities across the executive branch.

Janet McCabe: On environmental protection, Biden's election will mean a 180-degree turn from Trump policies

The Trump administration has used executive orders, deregulation and delays to reduce environmental regulation. Biden administration officials will use many of the same tools to undo their work.

James Goodwin: Will there be a peaceful transition at EPA?

The Biden-Harris EPA can succeed in advancing a robust public health and environmental protection agenda, but it must have a sabotage triage plan ready to go on day one.

Biden can leverage larger trends to make climate progress

Even if Republicans hang onto the Senate, Biden can use these three strategies to make major progress on climate issues.

Conservative court to consider four key upcoming environment cases

One legal doctrine that courthouse reporters are eyeing closely currently authorizes the EPA to control greenhouse gas emissions.

The EPA refuses to reduce pollutants linked to coronavirus deaths

Particulate matter kills people. That was true before the pandemic, and new research has tied it to coronavirus deaths. But the EPA is ignoring scientists who say stricter particulate matter limits could prevent tens of thousands of early deaths.
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The Trump administration is reversing nearly 100 environmental rules. Here’s the full list

The White House has dismantled major climate and environmental policies focused on clean air, water, wildlife and toxic chemicals. Here’s how it adds up.

The Trump administration is reversing nearly 100 environmental rules. Here's the full list

The White House has dismantled major climate and environmental policies focused on clean air, water, wildlife and toxic chemicals. Here’s how it adds up.

Air permitting backlog improving in Allegheny County, audit says

An audit from a county watchdog agency found the Allegheny County Health Department has improved its permitting program for major polluters, but shows the agency still has work to do to reach full compliance.

Judges hear arguments in President Trump’s biggest climate rollback

Appeals court judges sounded skeptical about the Trump administration's efforts to narrow the scope of the Clean Air Act to limit regulatory action against coal.

How will climate and environmental cases fare on a 6-3 conservative Supreme Court?

Not good, says our guest. Climate action could be stymied and Trump's environmental rollbacks could be given the go-ahead.

EPA finalizes rule allowing some major polluters to follow weaker emissions standards

The Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule that could reclassify many "major" sources of pollution as minor ones, allowing facilities to abide by less-stringent emissions standards for dangerous substances such as mercury, lead and arsenic.

Will we be able to reverse Trump's climate damage?

What Joe Biden would need to do starting from Day One to correct the course of U.S. climate policy.

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