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Recent Coverage Highlights
After years of delays during the Trump administration, the EPA released its new climate indicators, which show Americans are already feeling effects on their health and safety.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency restored a page containing key climate change information to its public website on Thursday, four years after the Trump administration had removed it as part of a strategy to downplay global warming threats.
Under Trump, the Environmental Protection Agency knelt to the country’s biggest polluters and lost more than 800 employees. Staffers say they want accountability.
The president-elect must begin to build a modern, expert-led civil service and bring talent back into the executive branch.
Trump has brought public health and environment rollbacks at an EPA already in trouble – and staffers worry it isn’t equipped to keep Americans safe
Over the past four years, the Trump administration has destroyed or distorted vast swaths of information vital to public life and safety. This is an account of the damage.
Eight former government scientists reflect on the circumstances that drove them to leave the Trump administration — and on what was lost.
President Donald Trump’s environmental rollbacks have been well-documented. But a new report chronicles the local impacts in districts and states of representatives and senators tasked with making sure the Environmental Protection Agency does its job.
A review of thousands of web pages from federal agencies, including the EPA, NASA, and NOAA, found that the use of the term “climate change” decreased almost 40 percent between 2016 and 2020. Establishing better web governance policies is a central piece of regaining and retaining the public’s trust
By protecting those who are most vulnerable to environmental threats, we will undoubtedly improve health and quality of life for all.
Biden has nominated Michael Regan to lead the agency, which must be rebuilt and strengthened in the new administration.
Op-ed: Supreme Court reforms are necessary to ensure environmental protection isn't trumped by the demand for economic growth
Last week, the Trump administration set its deregulatory crosshairs on the National Environmental Policy Act, one of the US foundational environmental laws.
On February 14th, the EPA and Engineers Corps published a new rule changing the definition of “waters of the United States.” The public could comment on the new rule until April 15th. However, it’s unclear whether the public had access to enough information to make a truly informed comment.
The new Democratic-led House can restore teeth to the agency that safeguards our health – they did it once before.
Data gathered from EPA reports, staffers and retirees show the Trump administration has brought fewer environmental enforcement actions to conclusion and deferred more to states.
Government agencies are supposed to listen to the industries they regulate, but what if they tune out everyone else? Scholars call this regulatory capture, and some staffers see it happening at EPA.
It’s official: Coffee sold in California must carry cancer warnings, a Los Angeles judge ruled this week.
In March 2017, few months after the US presidential inauguration, Mustafa Ali resigned from his position as a top official in the Office of Environmental Justice at the US Environmental...
The Environmental Protection Agency has been systematically dismantling its website about a problem the president has labeled a “hoax.”
For Scott Pruitt, the primary role of the EPA is janitorial: using taxpayer money to clean up after polluting industries. That’s not what it’s there for
When the EPA was established in 1970 by Richard Nixon, there was no mandate to examine why toxic landfills were more often placed near low-income, Black, Latino, immigrant, and Native American communities than in more affluent, white neighborhoods. Nor was there much recognition that communities clo
Cleaning up and reusing contaminated sites, known as brownfields, can create jobs and promote economic growth. But it also can drive gentrification that prices out low-income residents.
Rebecca Lave describes the campaign to preserve crucial environmental data under threat from the Trump administration
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