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Recent Coverage Highlights
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.
Our VERIFY researchers fact-checked what Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris said during 2020's first and only vice presidential debate.
Plexiglass partitions didn’t stop the vice presidential candidates from clashing over the coronavirus, taxes, China, health care, and climate change.
We must drastically and equitably reduce emissions and transform our economy before the window of opportunity closes.
“Pollution affected deaths, at least in the short term, by causing existing COVID-19 cases to worsen.”
President Trump's EPA wants states in charge of enforcement. Sometimes that means pollution continues.
Thousands of oil and gas operations, government facilities and other sites won permission to stop monitoring for hazardous emissions or otherwise bypass rules intended to protect health and the...
Many call Donald Trump a liar because he's made it so obvious and easy to do so. But the reality is even worse than lying. What Trump & Co. have done is attack the very existence of fact and truth.The victims of those repeated actions: decency, business, governance, justice, public discourse, ou...
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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