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Can you get cancer from water near Scott Air Force Base?

The number of known military sites where cancer-linked firefighting foam may have contaminated groundwater across the United States has jumped to 651 from 401, and the cleanup bill will likely cost billions of dollars more than initially estimated, according to a new Pentagon report.
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Toxics

Opinion | No one should have to breathe these chemicals

In Texas and across the country, the E.P.A.’s gutting of the Chemical Disaster Rule is a matter of life or death.
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Toxics

EPA broke rules in shake-up of science panels, federal watchdog says

The Government Accountability Office found that the administration “did not consistently ensure” that appointees to E.P.A. advisory boards met federal ethics requirements.
Climate

E.P.A. experts objected to ‘misleading’ agency smog decision, emails show

One agency scientist expressed “disbelief” over a 2018 decision to exempt most of southeastern Wisconsin from federal limits on smog.
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Justice

Andrew Wheeler, who continued environmental rollbacks, is confirmed to lead E.P.A.

The Senate on Thursday confirmed Andrew R. Wheeler to be the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, giving oversight of the nation's air and water to a former coal lobbyist and seasoned Washington insider.

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Climate

Ryan Zinke, Into the Sunset

The secretary of the Interior departs under a cascade of ethics investigations.
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Climate

Ryan Zinke, face of Trump environmental rollbacks, is leaving Interior Department

Mr. Zinke is the latest Trump administration official to exit his position facing questions of ethical conflict.
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Climate

The oil industry’s covert campaign to rewrite American car emissions rules

Energy giants and conservative groups have been aggressively pushing Trump’s rollback of fuel efficiency rules for automobiles, a Times investigation found.
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Climate

Scott Pruitt’s environmental rollbacks stumbled in court. His successor is more thorough

President Trump’s current choice to run the E.P.A., Andrew Wheeler, could emerge as an effective and efficient driver of the administration’s environmental and climate deregulation agenda.
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Children

FDA investigating whether dozens of e-cigarette products are being illegally marketed

The agency seeks information from 21 companies as part of its effort to curb underage vaping.
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Climate

Scott Pruitt, former EPA chief, is in talks for his next job: Coal consultant

Mr. Pruitt has remained largely out of the public eye since departing the Trump administration in July under a cloud of ethics investigations.
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Toxics

Pesticide studies won E.P.A.’s trust, until Trump’s team scorned ‘Secret Science’

Backed by agrochemical companies, the current administration and Congress are moving to curb the role of human health studies in regulation.
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Toxics

Pesticide studies won E.P.A.’s trust, until Trump’s team scorned ‘secret science’

Backed by agrochemical companies, the current administration and Congress are moving to curb the role of human health studies in regulation.
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Climate

Trump’s plan for coal emissions: Let coal states regulate them

President Trump is planning an overhaul of climate regulations that lets states set their own rules, according to people who have seen the proposal. Environmentalists say emissions could rise.
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Climate

Andrew Wheeler, new EPA chief, details his energy lobbying past

Mr. Wheeler, the agency’s acting administrator, has put forth the fullest explanation yet of his energy lobbying activities.
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Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

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

EU Commission releases ambitious strategy for getting hormone-disrupting chemicals out of food, products, and packaging.

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

Hunter-donated meat provides crucial protein to US food banks. But an EHN investigation found a lack of oversight that could result in potentially hundreds of thousands of lead-contaminated meals this year.

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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