Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Won't Have to Hold Mining Companies Responsible for Clean-Up Costs, a Federal Court Rules
The agency claims modern mining practices have reduced the risk of pollution going unaddressed. Will taxpayers still have to pay a price?
America's Most Polluting Incinerators Disproportionately Affect Low-Income Neighborhoods and Communities of Color
For decades, the federal government has attempted to better prioritize equity in environmental initiatives. A new report highlights one area in which those efforts have fallen short.
The EPA's Internal Watchdog Warns of Discrepancies in Data on Chemical Releases
The EPA's Office of Inspector General issued an emergency alert on Monday warning about data discrepancies concerning toxic chemical releases.
The Houston Area Has Had Two Chemical Plant Fires in Two Weeks. Why Do They Keep Happening?
Frequent chemical fires in the Houston area signal larger deficiencies in oversight of the chemical industry at both the state and federal levels.
Trump's 2020 Budget Would Slash Funding for EPA Programs
Though the Trump administration's attempted deep cuts have had historically minimal impact on the agency's budget, they offer further evidence of the Trump administration's lack of concern for federal environmental protection.
Is the EPA 'Soft on Environmental Violators'? The Data Suggests Yes; the Agency Says No.
During a hearing, the EPA's top official for enforcement defended the agency's low performance figures.
Senators Grill Trump's Nominee to Head the Environmental Protection Agency
As acting administrator, Andrew Wheeler has worked to ease environmental regulation.
A Clever New Map Shows Which Chicago Neighborhoods Are Most at Risk From Pollution
The NRDC hopes its new research into municipal pollution can help organizers push for sound, equitable policy.
Trump Officially Nominates Andrew Wheeler to Lead the EPA
The former coal lobbyist, who has been a champion of Trump's deregulatory agenda without any of the ethical scandals of his predecessor, is all but guaranteed a confirmation.
The Trump Administration Plans to Strip Protections From Seasonal Wetlands and Rivers. Who Will Be Affected?
The proposal would endanger watersheds that sustain wildlife and supply drinking water for millions of Americans.
The Trump Administration Plans to Let Coal Power Plants Emit More Carbon Dioxide
Will it be enough to save coal jobs?
EPA Policing of Environmental Violations Plummeted in 2018
Environmental Protection Agency enforcement fell to 10-year lows in 2017, but 2018's numbers may be even lower.
The EPA Is Tabling Its Controversial 'Secret Science' Proposal
The policy would have required that the data for all scientific studies used to justify major regulatory actions be publicly available.
How the Trump Administration Is Accelerating Climate Change
The Trump administration is doing the opposite of what a new report says is needed to keep global climate change to a minimum.
The Government's Latest Hearing on the EPA's Science Transparency Rule Bolstered Outsider Scientists' Opinions
Two of the three invited scientists agreed with the rule, even though other evidence suggests most scientists are against it.
Can Small Doses of Radiation Harm You? The EPA Isn't Convinced.
A new rule might open the door for regulation rollbacks on radiation and harmful chemicals.
The EPA Removes Language About Climate Change From Its Latest Proposal on Greenhouse Gases
In a draft proposal rolling back Obama-era regulations on hydrofluorocarbons, the Trump administration scrapped all references to climate change and those most affected by it.
The Environmental Protection Agency Puts a Top Children's Health Official on Leave
Researchers are worried that the EPA plans to reduce the Office of Children's Health Protection's influence, or shutter it altogether.