Trump’s August assault on climate policy

If the proposed rule is finalized, the U.S. would have weaker fuel-economy standards than the European Union, South Korea, India, Japan, China, and even Saudi Arabia.
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In Andrew Wheeler, Trump gets a cannier E.P.A. chief

Scott Pruitt's replacement, Andrew Wheeler, also has close ties to the fossil-fuel industry and a desire to destroy Obama's climate-policy legacy. But he will likely be more effective.


Pruitt allies sought EPA jobs for friends, family; companies suggested hires: emails

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt's allies from Oklahoma and from the oil and gas industry flocked to have a say in open positions at the EPA.

Analysis: As asbestos toll mounts, Trump’s EPA ignores it

Two years ago, President Obama signed a successful bipartisan effort to update the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA).

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Trump's EPA turns to less punitive responses to pollution

Trump administration officials at EPA are changing the agency's top enforcement program into a "compliance initiative" that will emphasize less punitive responses to pollution by companies.

Are evangelical leaders saving Scott Pruitt’s job?

The E.P.A. administrator has kept his position amid ethics scandals partly thanks to his evangelical Christianity, which pleases an influential part of the President’s constituency.
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Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

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America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

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

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.

Exempt from inspection: States ignore lead-contaminated meat in food banks

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