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Recent Coverage Highlights
Adjusting for inflation, the budget for the EPA’s main enforcement and compliance programs hit an 11-year low in fiscal 2022, sinking below levels set during the Trump era, according to a new independent analysis.
SciWri22 travel grantee Alex (Ching Lam) Ip reports on the “What’s in the Water? Stories in Federal Environmental Data” NASW workshop session presented online, organized by Shannan Lenke Stoll.
Through intentional investments and informed divestments, investors, philanthropists, and foundations can support environmentally conscious, community-centered, and reparative approaches to economic and technological change.
A broad range of groups had objected to EPA's plan to remove records from ready public access this month, which the agency said it was doing because of cost concerns and outdated technology.
In February 2022, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its plans to shutter its online archive—a key resource on the work of the agency that is relied upon by researchers, [...]
By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to President Joe Biden's plans to tackle climate change on Thursday wi...
A coalition of 21 environmental and government watchdog groups called on the EPA on Monday to stop plans to sunset its online archive in July.
More than 20 groups said removing the archive would be "a backwards step in the agency’s commitment to public trust, scientific integrity, and environmental justice."
William K. Reilly, former EPA administrator under President George H.W. Bush, and Dr. Betsy Southerland, former director of science and technology in the EPA’s Office of Water, urge Congress to pass a budget to adequately fund the agency. This is critical for achieving the nation’s infrastructure goals, including safe drinking water and preventing toxic chemicals…
Federal whistle-blowers share stories about political interference in science, and explain why the long-awaited measures announced last week are needed.
Key EPA programs are facing a steep staffing shortage that some employees worry will imperil critical chemicals work and certain Biden administration
At least 65 farmworkers have died from heat-related causes since 2002, according to an Investigate Midwest analysis of OSHA data.
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.
Science Network guest blogger Gretchen Gehrke of the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative explains the upcoming discontinuation of the Environmental Protection Agency's online archive--and what this means for the public.
Science Network guest blogger Gretchen Gehrke explains that information on federal websites remains vulnerable to censorship and removal–and to fix that, we need federal web governance policies.
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
Biden has nominated Michael Regan to lead the agency, which must be rebuilt and strengthened in the new administration.
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.
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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