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Experts criticize EPA Lead and Copper Rule revisions

Experts and advocates on Tuesday criticized the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed rule to combat lead in the water supply, calling for the agency to require that service lines containing lead be replaced.

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Lawmakers, Trump agencies set for clash over chemicals in water

An aggressive push by Congress to pass bipartisan legislation addressing cancer-causing chemicals that are leaching into the water supply is setting the stage for a fight with the Trump administration.
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Then and now: How Republican climate change rhetoric has shifted

For years, Republicans cast doubt on whether climate change was even occurring. Now, some Republicans acknowledge human-caused climate change, even while disagreeing on how to combat it.
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Some GOP lawmakers are thawing on climate change

Congressional Republicans seem to be thawing on climate.Rep. Mark Meadows, the chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus who has denied the science behind climate change, told reporters Wednesday he was open to confront the peril of the warming planet.
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Climate change on front burner after 8 years of GOP rule

For the first time in years, the House will hold two congressional hearings on fighting climate change this week, breaking with the skepticism that prevailed during the past eight years of GOP leadership.
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Peter Dykstra: Etched in stone

When I lived in Washington DC in the early 1980's, I'd occasionally stroll down to the Mall to see the then-new Vietnam War Memorial.

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Nuclear waste could be headed to West Texas under House bill

But West Texas is not the only region being targeted for nuclear waste.
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Mike Carr: Repeating history with octane biofuel standards is a huge mistake

Oil refiners are simply dusting off the old playbook — get renewable fuel supporters and lawmakers to buy into a “fuel neutral” standard.
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Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

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.

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