The agency claims modern mining practices have reduced the risk of pollution going unaddressed. Will taxpayers still have to pay a price?
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 Office of Inspector General issued an emergency alert on Monday warning about data discrepancies concerning toxic chemical releases.
Frequent chemical fires in the Houston area signal larger deficiencies in oversight of the chemical industry at both the state and federal levels.
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.
During a hearing, the EPA's top official for enforcement defended the agency's low performance figures.
As acting administrator, Andrew Wheeler has worked to ease environmental regulation.
The NRDC hopes its new research into municipal pollution can help organizers push for sound, equitable policy.
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 proposal would endanger watersheds that sustain wildlife and supply drinking water for millions of Americans.
Will it be enough to save coal jobs?
Environmental Protection Agency enforcement fell to 10-year lows in 2017, but 2018's numbers may be even lower.
The policy would have required that the data for all scientific studies used to justify major regulatory actions be publicly available.
The Trump administration is doing the opposite of what a new report says is needed to keep global climate change to a minimum.
Two of the three invited scientists agreed with the rule, even though other evidence suggests most scientists are against it.
A new rule might open the door for regulation rollbacks on radiation and harmful chemicals.
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.
Researchers are worried that the EPA plans to reduce the Office of Children's Health Protection's influence, or shutter it altogether.