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Coalition petitions EPA for disclosure as agency OKs suspension of environmental monitoring

A coalition of environmental groups is petitioning the Environmental Protection Agency for more stringent disclosure following a memo from the agency that allows companies to suspend monitoring for pollution during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Senate Democrats unveil $20B bill to battle 'forever chemical' contamination

A new bill from Senate Democrats would roll out $20 billion in funding to remove cancer-linked "forever chemicals" from water as it contaminates supplies across the country.

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EPA is conducting multiple criminal probes tied to 'forever chemicals'

The Environmental Protection Agency is carrying out "multiple" criminal probes tied to forever chemicals, the agency said in a Wednesday update on its action plan regarding the chemicals.

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'Potentially dangerous conditions may exist in this area'

Pollution has plagued this Birmingham, Alabama, neighborhood for decades. Will anything ever change?
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EPA chief’s remarks highlight Republican double standard on states’ rights

Federalism is sacrosanct for conservatives, that is, unless a state wants to set stricter pollution rules or protect minorities' civil rights.
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The sack of Washington

Emails show long-time corporate mercenaries on the march at the Environmental Protection Agency.
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EPA air chief gave presentation at fringe climate denier event, new emails show

Bill Wehrum, a former corporate lawyer, joined three other EPA officials at a Cooler Heads Coalition gathering last year.
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Nitrate pollution in drinking water linked to cancers in study by Environmental Working Group

Environmental Working Group says the chemicals could be to blame for over 12,000 cases of cancer in the U.S. each year.

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California jury links RoundUp to cancer, awards couple $2 billion

A jury ruled against chemical giant Monsanto on Monday, awarding a California couple $2 billion in damages after determining their cancer was caused by the weedkiller RoundUp.
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Climate

Elizabeth Warren on climate plan: 'no coal lobbyists for head of EPA'

The Massachusetts senator took a shot at EPA chief Andrew Wheeler as she outlined a clear-eyed vision for curbing climate change.
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'We can't trust you people,' residents living with lead, arsenic contamination tell US EPA

EPA officials' cleanup plan for the former West Calumet Housing Complex was overwhelmingly rejected by the community — for a second time — at Wednesday's public hearing.

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Coal baron cuts ties with lobbying firm as ex-lobbyist Andrew Wheeler ascends at EPA

The country's largest privately held coal producer, run by the bombastic coal baron Bob Murray, appears to have ended its relationship with Wheeler's former lobbying firm.

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Senate confirms 4 Trump nominees to top environmental posts in last-minute vote

It's a mixed bag of bureaucrats and industry allies. The confirmations, which received mixed reaction from environmentalists, fill long-vacant roles and save the White House from having to restart the nomination process with a newly sworn-in 116th Congress.

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EPA moves to roll back coal plant rule in a stunning rebuke of global climate talks

In a fiery statement, a coalition of 15 public health groups called the proposal "a major threat to the health of all Americans, particularly those most vulnerable."

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The dangerous fringe theory behind the push toward herd immunity: Derrick Z. Jackson

Resumption of normal life in the United States under a herd immunity approach would result in an enormous death toll by all estimates.

My urban nature gem

Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

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.

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.

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.

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