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N.Y. rejects $1B pipeline over climate, water concerns

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and New Jersey blocked key water permits Friday for a controversial multistate natural gas pipeline, handing climate activists a victory and setting the stage for a standoff with EPA ahead of a rollout on Clean Water Act guidance.

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Climate

Helping the environment, one small sensor at a time

New York City nonprofits are using a cloud-based service from the start-up Temboo that helps monitor storm-water runoff and other environmental factors.
Climate

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

A New York Times analysis found more than 60 environmental policies officially rolled back under Mr. Trump and another 34 rollbacks still in progress.
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Toxics

Green groups sue over Trump rollback of Obama-era waterway protections

Two separate coalitions of environmental groups sued the Trump administration on Wednesday, challenging a rollback of protections for the nation’s waterways.
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Water

Chesapeake Bay Foundation sues Trump administration’s ‘nearsighted’ decision against protecting streams, wetlands

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is challenging a Trump administration environmental decision that the nonprofit group says would gut protections for wetlands and streams.
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Toxics

Clean Water Act covers groundwater discharges, Supreme Court rules

In a 6-to-3 ruling, the court rejected arguments by a county in Hawaii and the Trump administration that only pollution discharged directly into navigable waters requires permits.
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Energy

Inside the Supreme Court's new Clean Water Act test

The Supreme Court today offered a new boundary on the reach of the Clean Water Act, leaving the lower courts and EPA to interpret the justices' newly minted "functional equivalent" standard.
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Toxics

As Earth Day turns 50, Pitt helps mine milestones of environmental action

The magazine Environmental Action is a time capsule of articles and essays on the great and small environmental policy topics of the day.
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Justice

50 years of Earth Day: What's better today, and what's worse

Here are 10 big environmental victories — and 10 big failures.
Justice

50 years of environmental victories, in photos

On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we look at conservation milestones since the first official day celebrating our planet in 1970.
Justice

From rust to resilience: What climate change means for Great Lakes cities

Even as Great Lakes cities cope with economic turbulence, climate change brings new challenges and opportunities.

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Toxics

The 'profoundly radical' message of the organizer of Earth Day

Fifty years on, Denis Hayes is still trying to keep the spirit that made Earth Day a world-changing event alive — and to refocus its energy on climate change.
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Toxics

Will state-level environmental enforcement survive the pandemic?

Environmental agencies are struggling to balance employee safety and their enforcement duties during the coronavirus lockdown.
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Toxics

Critical food and farm rules have been rolled back amid pandemic

Amid the coronavirus crisis, inspection suspensions, enforcement freezes, and rule rollbacks by the EPA, USDA, and the FDA could have dire impacts on the food system.
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Toxics

Citgo ruled liable for millions in Delaware River cleanup costs from 2004 oil spill

Citgo, the former owner of a Philadelphia-area asphalt refinery, is liable for millions of dollars in cleanup costs stemming from a Delaware River oil spill in 2004, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week.

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