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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Cottage Grove chemical plant to pay $480,500 fine for air pollution violations

Wisconsin chemical company has agreed to pay a $480,500 fine for violating federal air pollution regulations at a plant in Cottage Grove.

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.

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.

Explainer: Who regulates U.S. drinking water, and how?

Federal, state and local governments all have a hand in protecting public water systems and private wells from contamination.

Matt Mehalik, Joseph Otis Minott, Rachel Filippini, Jacquelyn Bonomo: Make clean air a priority in Pittsburgh

Each Pennsylvanian has a constitutional right to breathe clean air, even if that right isn't always protected by our local and state leaders.


Democrats question EPA postponement of environmental inequality training

Three House Democrats are questioning the Environmental Protection Agency's decision to postpone a training that was part of a series on environmental inequity faced by communities of color and low-income communities last month.

E.P.A. to promote lead testing rule as Trump tries to burnish his record

The E.P.A. will tout a new rule on testing lead in drinking water as President Trump's latest environmental achievement, but water experts see only modest improvements at best.

These everyday chemicals may be hurting pregnant women and their babies

PFAS, industrial chemicals used to waterproof jackets and grease-proof fast-food containers, may disrupt pregnancy with lasting effects.

EPA questions science linking widely used pesticide to brain damage in children

The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday diminished studies linking a widely-used pesticide associated with brain damage in children, a move that could enable years of continued use of controversial chlorpyrifos.

Trump uses EPA office to widen 'anarchist' war vs. New York

The president has painted New York as an “anarchist jurisdiction,” but his administration’s threats to withhold funds are being dismissed as a politicized campaign tactic.

Election and Supreme Court fight will decide Trump's environmental legacy

Court losses are piling up for President Trump's environmental deregulation agenda. But a second term in the White House could help them stick.

The age of electric cars is dawning ahead of schedule

Battery prices are dropping faster than expected. Analysts are moving up projections of when an electric vehicle won’t need government incentives to be cheaper than a gasoline model.

EPA removes 1,000 tons of arsenic- and lead-polluted soil from Hegewisch Little League Field

The EPA has completed cleanup of the Hegewisch Little League Field after discovering alarming levels of lead and arsenic in the soil. 
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Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

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America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

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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