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EPA’s final deregulatory rush runs into open staff resistance

As President Trump's Environmental Protection Agency rushes to complete its regulatory rollbacks, agency staff, emboldened by the Biden victory, moves to stand in the way.
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‘The coal industry is back,' Trump proclaimed. It wasn't

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As the West burns, Trump administration races to demolish environmental protections

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6 former EPA bosses call for agency reset after election

Six former Environmental Protection Agency chiefs are calling for an agency reset after President Donald Trump's regulation-chopping, industry-minded first term, backing a detailed plan by former EPA staffers that ranges from renouncing political influence in regulation to boosting climate-friendly electric vehicles.

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New emails show how energy industry moved fast to undo curbs

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Most Trump environmental rollbacks will take years to be reversed

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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?

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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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