Lawsuit seeks updated standards for industrial pollution controls

A coalition of 10 environmental groups is suing the Environmental Protection Agency, seeking to compel it to update standards for pollution control devices for facilities including petrochemical plants, gas processing facilities and municipal solid waste landfills.

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No matter who wins, the U.S. exits the Paris climate accord the day after the election

If victorious, Democrat Joe Biden has promised to swiftly rejoin. But the process would be tricky, like jumping on a moving train.

David Coursen: Enforcing environmental laws is a key to environmental justice

Now that the nation's eye is on racial justice, the Environmental and Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler has discovered that he wants "to solve the environmental justice issues we face today."

Trump’s pullback of pollution controls is even more hazardous than you think

The EPA scrapped the Obama-era rules controlling methane emissions. The fracking-friendly move will also result in the release of hazardous air pollutants linked to cancer.

Will COVID-19 give Santa Ana officials an excuse to ignore the city’s lead crisis?

The California attorney general says the city needs to collaborate with overburdened communities to address its dangerous lead contamination.

With Justice Barrett, a tectonic shift on the environment

The accession of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court will cement a conservative majority that is likely to give polluting industries freer rein, limit the ability of citizens to sue, and call into question the very basis of EPA enforcement.

What has the Trump administration meant for water?

By narrowing or repealing federal rules, the Trump administration has prioritized big business and reduced pollution protection for waterways.

Elizabeth Warren blasts the EPA for neglecting environmental justice

In a letter obtained by Grist, Senator Warren criticizes the EPA for not better identfying and supporting at-risk communities.

Inside EPA air office's rigged system to weaken rules

Kelley Raymond is a former lobbyist who once fought from outside EPA against tougher air regulations. Now she's on the inside, spearheading development of a policy designed to erect permanent barriers to stricter standards.

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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.

Could the presidential election affect the Housatonic cleanup?

Last month the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wrapped up a public comment period on its controversial plan to remove toxic PCBs from the Housatonic

U.S. says Valero to pay $2.85 million to settle pollution allegations

Valero Energy Corp will pay a $2.85 million civil penalty to settle allegations that the company and its affiliates violated Clear Air Act fuel requirements, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says.


Trump's toughest rebrand yet? Being seen as a 'great environmentalist'

A green pivot will be a hard sell after four years of rolling back environmental rules.

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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How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

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