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Biden administration to repeal Trump rule aimed at curbing EPA’s power

The Biden administration has moved to repeal a Trump-era regulation that it said weakened the government's ability to curb air pollution that threatens public health and is driving climate change.

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U.S. has entered unprecedented climate territory, EPA warns

On Wednesday, the EPA released a detailed and disturbing account of the startling changes that Earth's warming had on parts of the United States during Trump's presidency.

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E.P.A. data shows climate change's impact on Americans

New data compiled by the E.P.A. shows how global warming is making life harder for Americans in myriad ways that threaten their health, safety and homes.
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Chemical company challenges Florida's decision to ban aldicarb for use on citrus

Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried said the pesticide, used to combat citrus greening disease, poses health and environmental risks.
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Battle over Suncor oil refinery intensifies as state weighs permit renewal, metro Denver residents demand closure

Metro Denver residents testifying in public hearings demanded closure of the problem-plagued Suncor Energy oil refinery, urging Colorado health officials not to renew the refinery's outdated operating permits that allow air pollution.

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Senate to reinstate Obama-era controls on climate-warming methane

Senate Democrats on Wednesday will use a once-obscure law to resurrect Obama-era regulations on methane that the Trump administration had wiped away.
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Biden is pushing a climate agenda. Gina McCarthy has to make it stick

Gina McCarthy, Barack Obama’s E.P.A. chief, could only watch as the Trump administration dismantled her climate work. Now, she’s back with another chance to build a lasting legacy.
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Q&A with Radhika Fox, acting head of EPA’s water office

The former nonprofit water advocacy group executive and water utility official is leading the administration’s work to incorporate environmental justice into EPA’s water work.
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A new bill wants the EPA to shield drinking water from "forever chemicals"

Rep. Debbie Dingell calls the toxins "an urgent public health and environmental threat.”
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John Topping, 77, Dies; Early Advocate for Climate Action - The New York Times

A former official of the Environmental Protection Agency, he was a Republican activist on global warming when it was an issue with bipartisan support
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Biden budget proposes $1.4 billion for environmental justice

The White House’s discretionary budget request released Friday includes over $1.4 billion for environmental justice initiatives, which the Biden a
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Dave Dickey: EPA is wrong to allow dicamba be sprayed this growing season

We now have an admission of guilt from EPA that it wrongly issued 2018 dicamba registrations for Bayer's XtendiMax herbicide, BASF's Engenia herbicide and Corteva's FeXapan herbicide.

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Court tosses Trump rule limiting emissions regulations

A panel of federal appeals judges Washington, D.C., on Monday nixed a Trump administration rule that would have prevented the Environmental Protection Agency from setting greenhouse gas limits on multiple polluting industries.

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Groups petition EPA to remove ethane and methane from list of compounds exempt from emissions limits

Hundreds of environmental groups on Tuesday submitted a petition calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to take action to curtail ethane and methane emissions responsible for smog.

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The water crisis in Jackson, Mississippi is a dire warning sign

A new episode of the Mother Jones Podcast looks at the crumbling infrastructure in one of America's most vulnerable cities.
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