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Most Trump environmental rollbacks will take years to be reversed

A new administration could renew the U.S. commitment to the Paris climate agreement, strengthen air pollution standards, and more. But that will take time.
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EPA emails reveal talks between Trump officials, chemical group before 2017 settlement

When the chemical company Brenntag received a fine in 2017, the National Association of Chemical Distributors asked for help from two new Trump administration appointees who previously worked in chemical lobbying, according to emails.

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Experts warn EPA making 'secret science' rule more restrictive

The Environmental Protection Agency's latest rewrite of its science transparency rule may be even more restrictive than the last one, scientists say.

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Manufacturer of chlorpyrifos, a controversial pesticide, says it will stop producing it

Chlorpyrifos is widely used by farmers but has been linked to health problems, including neurological damage in children.
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EPA Chief of Staff Ryan Jackson heads for the exit

Ryan Jackson, one of the Trump EPA's most powerful players behind the scenes, is leaving the agency to join a prominent mining trade group.

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Larry J. Schweiger: Defined by three rivers, Pittsburgh must continue to fight for clean water

The evisceration of the clean water rules will eliminate federal protections on intermittent waterways and wetlands that are nature's filtration systems.

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Trump on Earth podcast: Strengthening transparency or silencing science?

A new rule proposed by the Trump administration would limit scientific studies that use confidential health data when setting public health regulations.
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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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Trump’s EPA scales back Obama era safety rules adopted after deadly chemical explosion in West, Texas

The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday weakened rules governing how companies store dangerous chemicals enacted under the Obama administration in the wake of a deadly 2013 explosion in West, Texas.

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Climate change stands to affect a key Trump priority: the Superfund program

About 6 in 10 could be hit by climate-fueled disasters, a new GAO report finds.
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EPA bulldog stares down agency watchdog

Ryan Jackson finds himself facing off with EPA's acting inspector general.
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EPA watchdog, citing 'open defiance' of inquiries, rebukes top agency aide

The agency's inspector general assailed the official for refusing to cooperate, calling his actions a “flagrant problem.”  
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EPA on 'forever chemicals': Let them drink polluted water

PFAS are man-made “forever chemicals” that never break down once released and they build up in our bodies.
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Environmental group sues EPA over pesticide tied to brain damage

A prominent advocacy group sued the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday over the agency's decision to allow further use of a pesticide linked to brain damage.

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