Trump and Biden differ sharply on the environment - and that means the election stakes are high for Pennsylvania

President Trump spent four years dismantling nearly 100 federal environmental rules and policies. So, what would a second term for Trump mean for the environment?

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Trump environmental rollback spurs mining near Okefenokee

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Censored: Australian scientists say suppression of environment research is getting worse

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Wheeler seeks to paint EPA regulatory rollbacks as environmentally friendly

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler sought to portray some of the agency's most significant regulatory rollbacks as environmentally friendly.

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Unesco urged to oppose 'alarming' changes to Australian environment laws

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Reg chief to agencies: Rein in enforcement

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