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President-elect Joe Biden has reportedly tapped Michael Regan, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, to be EPA Administrator. News
Michael Regan, the NC Official Reportedly Tapped to Be Biden's EPA Head, Urged to 'Genuinely Address Environmental Injustice'
"Regan and the rest of the Biden-Harris administration need to pair their lofty rhetoric on environmental justice with consistent action."
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On Way Out the Door, Trump EPA Rejects Tightening Deadly Soot Pollution Standards
"The failure to strengthen particulate-matter protections is a dereliction of duty that puts lives at risk."
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A plane sprays pesticide over the Wynwood neighborhood in the hope of controlling and reducing the number of mosquitos, some of which may be capable of spreading the Zika virus on August 6, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) News
Tests Reveal Toxic 'Forever Chemicals' in Aerial Pesticide Showered Over Millions of Acres in US
"These findings shock the conscience."
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A red-legged frog sits in a backyard pond in Washington state. The herbicide atrazine, common in the U.S. but banned many other places, is linked to hermaphroditic amphibians as well as various harmful health effects in humans. (Photo: Dan Dzurisin/flickr/cc) News
EPA Sued for 'Once Again Putting Corporate Interests Over Public Health or the Environment' by Reapproving Herbicide Atrazine
"We're not going to just stand by and watch another generation get poisoned by one of the most dangerous pesticides still in use."
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Brad Rose looks at rows of soybean plants that show signs of having been affected by dicamba use on August 9, 2017. He doesn't use it on his crops and he's assured by neighbors within a mile and a half that they haven't used it either. According to him, that means that the chemical had to travel about two miles to reach his crops. (Photo: The Washington Post) News
Despite Court Ruling and Drift Concerns, EPA Approves Use of Dicamba Products on Soybeans and Cotton for Five Years
One critic charged that the agency "has shown such callous indifference to the damage dicamba has caused to farmers and wildlife alike."
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This working oil derrick is a unique feature of the Oklahoma State Capitol. (Photo: duggar11/Flickr cc) News
Indigenous Leaders Furious After EPA Grants Oklahoma Control Over Sovereign Tribal Lands
"We must fight back against this underhanded ruling," said one Indigenous leader. "In the courts, on the frontlines and in the international courts, life itself is at stake."
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The Environmental Protection Agency is ignoring scientific evidence of the harm of the neurotoxic pesticide chlorpyrifos—including from its own researchers—and delaying a decision on the chemical's use. (Photo: Getty Images) News
Rejecting Scientific Evidence of Harm to Children's Brains, Trump EPA OKs Continued Use of Chlorpyrifos
The neurotoxin—which EPA scientists wanted to ban during the Obama administration—has been shown to damage children's brains and to harm farmworkers and animals.
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Atrazine is mostly use on corn, according to Civil Eats, "but also on sorghum, sugarcane, and a few other crops, as well as on golf courses, Christmas tree farms, and in residential landscaping." (Photo: TumblingRun/flickr/cc) News
Trump EPA Denounced for 'Disgusting' Decision on Atrazine, Herbicide Tied to Birth Defects
One critic warned that "this decision imperils the health of our children and the safety of drinking water supplies across much of the nation."
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To Block Trump's Gutting of Methane Regulation, Coalition of State and Local Governments Sues EPA
"We need leaders who step up and propose solutions. Instead, we get President Trump's version of the EPA."
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President Donald Trump signing an executive order in the Oval Office of the White House. (Photo: Andrew Harrer/Getty Images) News
'Appalling Betrayal': New Report Details Dozens of Trump Rollbacks Perpetrated Under Cover of Covid-19
"Nearly 200,000 Americans are dead and more than 6 million have been infected with Covid-19 because of the administration's disastrous response, but Trump's top priority is showering giant corporations with deregulatory special favors," says Matt Kent of the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen.
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