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.
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Under Trump, criminal prosecutions for pollution dropped sharply

A new report finds an “alarming” drop in prosecutions over violations of the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act, fundamental environmental laws.

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.

Ginsburg left a long environmental legacy

Ginsburg was also a reliable vote over the decades in favor of environmental protections.

EPA's top lawyer to depart

EPA General Counsel Matt Leopold said he will remain in the Washington area to practice environmental law, though he did not disclose specific plans.

On the Delaware, a promising new era in cleanup of an urban river

The Delaware River in Philadelphia was once known for its filth. Environmentalists there and across the country are pushing to ramp up the gains made and to complete the cleanup of America's urban rivers.

SC environmental groups say pellet exporter shirking responsibility for pollution

Frontier Logistics is trying to skirt the blame for plastic pellet pollution on Charleston-area beaches, even though evidence points directly at the firm, environmentalists say in recent court filings.

Lisa Feldt: Chesapeake Bay cleanup is in jeopardy. If EPA is unwilling to act, we will

In a show of solidarity unprecedented in the history of the Chesapeake Bay restoration effort, citizen groups, a county and four Bay jurisdictions have put the U.S. EPA on notice that we won't allow it to give up on clean water.

EPA finds plastic trash contaminates 2 remote Hawaii beaches

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is designating the waters of two remote beaches in Hawaii as being contaminated by trash.

What if all US treaties with Native Americans were honored?

From the Grand Canyon to Mount Rushmore, if the routinely flouted U.S. treaties with Indigenous people were honored, this would be a very different country.

Roberts' court finds the middle in high-stakes enviro term

The Supreme Court avoided radical regulatory change in a term studded with blockbuster environmental cases. But experts say the lower courts will be grappling for years with the implications of two high-profile decisions.

Who's suing over Trump's WOTUS rule?

Clean Water Act experts are bracing for regulatory chaos over the Trump administration's definition of which waterways and wetlands qualify for federal protections as lawsuits begin in courts across the country.

Trump trashes 50-year-old environmental law, blames coronavirus

Pollution-burdened communities have long leveraged NEPA as a defense mechanism to protect their health and the environment.

EPA limits states' power to oppose pipelines and other energy projects

The agency tweaked the rules on how to apply the Clean Water Act, which New York and other states have used to fight fossil-fuel ventures.
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Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

EU Commission releases ambitious strategy for getting hormone-disrupting chemicals out of food, products, and packaging.

Exempt from inspection: States ignore lead-contaminated meat in food banks

Hunter-donated meat provides crucial protein to US food banks. But an EHN investigation found a lack of oversight that could result in potentially hundreds of thousands of lead-contaminated meals this year.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

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