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EPA Chief Says Trump's Evisceration of Regulations "Make Things Better"—But Forgets to Add "For Polluters"

"For Wheeler to claim these rollbacks were for the good of the nation is absurd and insulting," says environmental leader.

Jon Queally ·

With Air Pollution on the Rise Under Trump, People at Risk of Severe Illness From Coronavirus

On Tuesday, the Trump administration released its final rule rolling back President Obama’s fuel efficiency standards for automobiles, which will allow cars and light trucks to cumulatively emit nearly 1 billion more tons of lung-damaging carbon dioxide over the lifetime of the vehicle fleet than under the standards put in place during the Obama administration.

Alex Formuzis ·

Sanders Takes Aim at Corporate Polluters With Bill to Clean Up Toxic 'Forever Chemicals' in Drinking Water

"Congress must pass this legislation to put an end to corporate stonewalling and criminal behavior and tackle this public health crisis."

Jessica Corbett ·

After Approval by House Democrats, GOP-Controlled Senate Urged to Pass Measure to Curtail Toxic 'Forever Chemicals'

The legislation would require the federal government to test for health effects of PFAS.

Andrea Germanos ·

Environmental Justice Advocates Blast Trump EPA for 'Dangerous' Rollback of Chemical Disaster Rule

"Safety requirements at these facilities should be stepped up, not rolled back. But this is what we've come to expect from the Trump EPA."

Jessica Corbett ·

'Perfectly Legal' Levels of Contaminants in US Tap Water Could Result in 100,000 Cancer Cases: New Study

"The vast majority of community water systems meet legal standards. Yet the latest research shows that contaminants present in the water at those concentrations can still harm human health."

Julia Conley ·

Monsanto Doctor Wanted to 'Beat the Sh*t Out of' Group of Mothers: Emails

One advocate said the emails revealed "the utter contempt that Monsanto has for public health and for consumers, including mothers who only want to protect their kids' health."

Eoin Higgins ·

European Regulators Praised for Declaring There Is 'No Safe Exposure Level' for Pesticide Tied to Brain Damage in Children

Advocates celebrating the announcement noted that, by contrast, "the Trump administration is kowtowing to chemical agribusiness."

Jessica Corbett ·

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