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Court tosses Trump rule limiting emissions regulations

A panel of federal appeals judges Washington, D.C., on Monday nixed a Trump administration rule that would have prevented the Environmental Protection Agency from setting greenhouse gas limits on multiple polluting industries.

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EPA chief dismisses dozens of key science advisers picked under Trump

EPA Administrator Michael Regan will dismiss outside experts appointed by President Trump from two key advisory panels, a move he says will reduce the heavy influence of industry over the agency’s environmental regulations.
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Biden details $2 trillion plan to rebuild infrastructure and reshape the economy

The president will begin selling his proposal on Wednesday, saying it would fix 20,000 miles of roads and 10,000 bridges, while also addressing climate change and racial inequities and raising corporate taxes.
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Biden officials to investigate Trump-era attacks on science

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy intends to ask all agency leaders to identify political tampering in science-based policies and decisions over the past four years.
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Senate Democrats plan to revive Obama-era climate change rule

Democrats hope to wipe out some of the executive-branch policies enacted in the last days of the Trump administration.
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NATO takes on climate change, in shift not possible during Trump administration

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg wants to make global warming a major focus of the military alliance's strategy and planning, pushing environmental issues to the center as a security threat.

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Donald Trump’s parting gift to the people of St. Croix: The reopening of one of America’s largest oil refineries

Environmentalists say Trump's EPA bent rules to speed its restart. Now, they want President Biden to address what they call a textbook case of environmental injustice.

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Exclusive: Trump rule imperils more than 40,000 waterways

More than 70% of U.S. waterways reviewed under a controversial Trump-era rule could be permanently damaged after they were not afforded federal protection, according to Army Corps of Engineers data.

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Tribal communities set to receive infusion of aid from COVID-19 relief package

President Biden’s $1.9 trillion relief package provides $31 billion for tribal nations and Indigenous people to address longstanding problems like poor health care.
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Dems weigh assault on Trump rules, but time is short

Democrats said yesterday they are still considering using the Congressional Review Act to undo Trump environmental rollbacks, but the administration may be hesitant to deploy the rule-killing tool.
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Capitol mob may have trashed 3 Trump pollution rules

Rioters who charged the Capitol on Jan. 6 hoping to preserve Donald Trump's power may have actually hurt the former president's environmental legacy.
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Michael Regan, Biden’s pick to lead the EPA, will inherit a Trump’s mess of environmental rollbacks

After four years of Trump, the EPA is poised to make a dramatic turn on pollution, climate change, and justice.
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EEUU restablece protecciones a aves silvestres

El gobierno del presidente Joe Biden revirtió el lunes una medida impuesta durante el mandato de su predecesor Donald Trump que debilitó drásticamente el poder del gobierno para ejercer una ley que protegía a las especies de aves.

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Federal courts help Biden quickly dismantle Trump’s climate and environmental legacy

As the Biden administration begins the daunting job of rebuilding U.S. climate policy, it has gotten help from an unexpected, and perhaps unlikely, source - the federal courts.

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Vuelve ‘cambio climático’ y sale ‘extranjero ilegal’. Con Biden cambia el lenguaje del gobierno

Con Trump se rehizo “la realidad a través del lenguaje”, dijo una experta. La nueva gestión de la Casa Blanca está haciendo lo mismo.
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Earth Day: Amidst the greenwashing, it's still a good thing

When corporations tout their greenness and journalists get beaten senseless by lame ideas.

‘Forever chemicals’ coat the outer layers of biodegradable straws

More evidence that harmful PFAS chemicals are sneaking into some "green" and "compostable" products.

Pesticide DDT linked to increased breast cancer risk generations after exposure

Groundbreaking study finds women whose grandmothers had high DDT exposure are more likely to be obese and have early menstruation—both breast cancer risk factors.

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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