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.
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."
Environmental groups pledge legal action to challenge the decision.
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.
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.
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.
Resumption of normal life in the United States under a herd immunity approach would result in an enormous death toll by all estimates.
Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.
Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.
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.