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Report on President's Environmental Record So Far 'Reminds Us That Trump Soap Opera Has Dire Real-World Consequences'

"We are sort of powerless," a Fort Berthold Indian Reservation resident said of Trump's rollbacks on pollution rules. "This is our reality now."

Jessica Corbett ·

Finally! 'Victory for People and the Planet' as EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Resigns

"Ethics matter. So does a commitment to the EPA's central mission. Pruitt failed miserably on both counts."

Julia Conley ·

'Among Stupidest Policies Yet Proposed,' Trump EPA to Lower Car Emissions Standards

"Weakening clean car standards is bad for the planet, public health, and the auto industry itself."

Jake Johnson ·

'Huge Victory': Federal Appeals Court Orders EPA to Ban All Food Uses of Toxic Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

"EPA's time is now up," said the environmental law firm Earthjustice, which sued the agency on behalf of labor and public health groups.

Julia Conley ·

EPA Chief Purging Trump-Era Advisers to 'Focus on Science and Reduce Industry Influence'

The move, said Administrator Michael Regan, "will ensure the agency receives the best possible scientific insight to support our work to protect human health and the environment."

Brett Wilkins ·

Biden Already Facing Pressure to Tackle Backlog of 'Unfunded' Toxic Waste Sites Threatened by Climate Crisis

More broadly, campaigners are calling on the incoming president to deliver on the environmental justice promises he made as a candidate.

Jessica Corbett ·

Donald Trump Makes the Swamp Bigger

Donald Trump brought a whole new world of corruption to Washington.

John Feffer ·

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 ·

Experts Warn This Industry-Backed Attack on Science at EPA Would Be Among 'Most Damaging' of All Trump-Era Policies

"Let's call this what it is: an excuse to abandon clean air, clean water, and chemical safety rules."

Jessica Corbett ·

Green Group Threatens Suit Over 'Unconscionable Handout to Polluters' as EPA Attacks Water Rules for Coal Ash

"This latest rollback would lead directly to more water contamination, more birth defects, more childhood cancer, and more pain and suffering for American families—all for the sake of a dirty industry's last grasp at profits."

Jessica Corbett ·

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