Trump’s vaccine chief has vast ties to drug industry, posing possible conflicts

Moncef Slaoui, a former pharmaceutical executive, is now overseeing the U.S. initiative to develop coronavirus treatments and vaccines. His financial interests and corporate roles have come under scrutiny.
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New emails reveal CDC employees were doing the bidding of Coca-Cola

Instead of protecting Americans' health, insiders at the CDC were dutifully helping Coke sell sugar water.


EPA: Wheeler's ex-firm lobbied agency on efforts he oversees

A former colleague of acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler repeatedly met with top EPA officials about toxic waste sites and regulations that Wheeler now controls, newly released emails show.

Scott Pruitt: After the high life, a job hunt

Forced to resign amid ethics probes, the former Oklahoma attorney general is among those whose rise was derailed after joining the Trump administration.

Ryan Zinke to step down as Interior secretary

Zinke shrunk national monuments, rolled back sage grouse protections and ramped up drilling.

Interior Secretary Zinke resigns amid investigations

He was under intense pressure due to multiple probes of his conduct in office and personal dealings.

Dark money paid new Trump Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s salary for 3 years

Today, President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that Matthew G. Whitaker, who served as chief of staff for Attorney General Jeff Sessions, would replace his boss. Sessions was forced from office a day after the midterm elections, which were rough for climate and anti-fracking measures around the

Trump’s pick to lead energy tech innovation program is invested in gas utilities and pipeline companies

A nominee to head a cutting-edge research program in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is personally invested in various natural gas-based utilities and gas pipeline companies.

INTERIOR: Who's meeting Zinke? His calendar doesn't say

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's schedule obscures whom he meets with and what he discusses. The calendar is supposed to serve as a proxy for Zinke's priorities and a guide to who influences his decisions.

Scott Pruitt is out, far too late

Pruitt's departure is only the beginning, says conservative blogger Jennifer Rubin.


Pruitt’s resignation is just the beginning

The damage he caused to the E.P.A., the federal government and the Trump administration will linger for years.

This ex-NRA lobbyist looks like a walking ethics violation for Zinke’s Interior Department

For years, Benjamin Cassidy pushed for change at Interior on behalf of the gun lobby. Now he holds a powerful post at the federal agency.

Scott Pruitt’s rocky relationship with his aides set the stage for His fall

He built an extraordinary team of like-minded officials at the E.P.A. only to watch many of them question his actions or depart amid scandals.
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‘Forever chemicals’ coat the outer layers of biodegradable straws

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Pesticide DDT linked to increased breast cancer risk generations after exposure

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Want more clean energy? Focus on people, not technology

Energy decisions can be deeply personal. We need to listen to households and communities before we prescribe their energy transition.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

The political, media, and community response to our Fractured investigation

From a media blitz to calls for statewide drilling bans, here's a look at the fallout and impacts so far from EHN's investigation of western Pennsylvania fracking impacts.

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