Federal scientists and lawyers, told to undo regulations that some have worked on for decades, have embedded data into technical documents that environmental lawyers are using to challenge the rollbacks.
As much of his government battles the coronavirus outbreak, President Trump is pushing ahead with major reversals of environmental regulations, including a restriction on scientific research that some doctors worry would complicate future pandemic controls.
This fall, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will decide whether the benefits of having the herbicide available to farmers for combatting weed resistance issues outweighs the harm to farmers and the environment.
The Texas Department of Health and Human Services will move forward with a study to determine a whether there is a link between elevated rates of cancers in a north Houston neighborhood and legacy contamination from a nearby railyard.
Experts and advocates on Tuesday criticized the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed rule to combat lead in the water supply, calling for the agency to require that service lines containing lead be replaced.
Former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy expressed doubts Wednesday over investing in carbon capture technology, saying that focus should instead be on limiting fossil fuel extraction.