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EPA moves to tighten toxic air pollution limits for boilers

The EPA wants to keep carbon monoxide limits in its proposal to tighten toxic air pollution limits for heavy duty boilers and process heaters used in refineries and other industrial plants.

EPA pitches removing 671 East Chicago homes from USS Lead Superfund listing

“It is unacceptable for EPA and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management once again not to provide notice to the residents or consult them sooner,” Templeton said.

Court frowns on Bayer's proposed Roundup class-action settlement

A federal judge on Monday had harsh words for Bayer AG’s plan to delay potential future Roundup cancer lawsuits and block jury trials, criticizing the highly unusual proposal crafted by Bayer and a small group of plaintiffs’ attorneys as potentially unconstitutional. The “Court is skeptical of the propriety and fairness of the proposed settlement, and …

PA attorney general joins 15 other asking court to require EPA to set methane pollution standards

Attorney General Josh Shapiro joined 15 other states, cities and the Environmental Defense Fund in filing a motion in federal court to require the U.S. EPA to set methane pollution standards for existing oil and gas operations.


Public housing residents kept in dark about toxic sites, report says

Housing authorities and the EPA should work together to better inform residents about health threats, the report says.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats roll out climate change plan

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) on Tuesday unveils Democrats' ambitious climate proposals, aiming for net zero emissions economy-wide by 2050.

How environmental groups are reckoning with racial bias

From sending out statements of solidarity with Black Lives Matter, to diversifying their board and staff, the environmental groups are realizing they've got to change.

It will take years to undo the damage from Trump’s environmental rollback

Even if Democrats win back the White House and the Senate, it will be a long struggle to restore the regulations the Republican-controlled EPA has erased.

We can no longer take breathing for granted

A lifelong asthmatic reflects on why ensuring our fragile future begins with protecting our air.


Destroying forever chemicals ignites N.Y. town’s ‘worst fears’

The EPA and others are tackling the issue of how to dispose of PFAS chemicals, but their conclusions can’t come soon enough for communities like one in upstate New York, where families may have already been exposed to the chemicals.

Who's suing over Trump's WOTUS rule?

Clean Water Act experts are bracing for regulatory chaos over the Trump administration's definition of which waterways and wetlands qualify for federal protections as lawsuits begin in courts across the country.


How 200 Trump judges could shape environmental policy

With the Senate poised to confirm another judicial nominee, President Trump is on the verge of officially filling all of the nation's vacant circuit court seats, securing a lasting legacy.


Dr. Akash Goel, Dr. Philip Landrigan: The EPA's emissions rollbacks will be devastating for Americans' health

This administration is ignoring medical science, undermining preparedness and politicizing the methodology that underpins public policy.
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