Even though many toxicologists and health experts want EPA to regulate all PFAS together as a class, communities nationwide could be drinking contaminated water for years after EPA finalizes limits on PFOA and PFOS.
Faced with a lead crisis that drew comparisons to Flint, Michigan's, some people have called Newark, New Jersey's response a "national model." Still, eliminating lead from drinking water nationwide will not be an easy task.
Environmental groups are calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to reject Louisiana's draft proposal to meet federally-mandated pollution reductions and instead enforce its own federal plan in place of the state's, which they say ignores key sources of pollution that burden national parks and majority-Black communities.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has asked the Biden administration to seek fines and order the cleanup of a hazardous waste site owned by the Union Pacific Railroad that has been linked to two cancer clusters among nearby residents.
The petition comes about four months after an Investigate Midwest and USA TODAY story found the popular flea and tick collar had been linked to about 1,700 pet deaths and more than 75,000 incidents of harm.
Although President Joe Biden has promised to limit people's exposure to “dangerous chemicals and pesticides," his administration has defended several actions by the Trump administration that generally deregulated pesticides.
Managers and career staff in the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention tampered with the assessments of dozens of chemicals to make them appear safer, according to four scientists who work at the agency.
The Biden administration's first big spending effort is directed squarely at nationwide environmental justice and underscores commitments that the administration outlined in its so-called Justice40 Initiative