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For the first time in over 30 years, the EPA adds to its list of hazardous air pollutants

The Environmental Protection Agency has declared a powerful dry-cleaning solvent, 1-bromopropane, too dangerous to breathe. It marks the first time it's expanded its hazardous air pollutant list since 1990.

Poison in the air

The EPA allows polluters to turn neighborhoods into “sacrifice zones” where residents breathe carcinogens. ProPublica reveals where these places are in a first-of-its-kind map and data analysis.

Supreme Court to Hear Case on EPA’s Power to Limit Carbon Emissions

The case, brought by Republican-led states and coal companies, could frustrate the Biden administration’s efforts to address climate change.

Biden Administration Plans New Regulations for Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals’

Michael Regan, the E.P.A. administrator, wants to limit a class of chemicals that has been linked to cancer and is found in everything from drinking water to furniture.

As Climate Change Fears Grow, a Real Fight Over Fake Turf

A city’s decision to replace actual grass with a synthetic version sets off a conflict over the possible environmental and health risks of the move.

Town hall calls attention to Pittsburgh air quality problems

A group of Pittsburgh residents held a town hall on Wednesday to advocate for cleaner air in the region. Experts said federal air quality regulations need to be strengthened to help protect residents from the…

E.P.A. to Review Rules on Soot Linked to Deaths, Which Trump Declined to Tighten

The Biden administration says it will consider tougher limits on a deadly air pollutant that disproportionately affects low-income and minority communities.

Biden Administration to Restore Clean-Water Protections Ended by Trump

The Environmental Protection Agency announced it would repeal a Trump-era rule that weakened pollution controls for wetlands and streams.

E.P.A. to Modify Trump-Era Limits on States’ Ability to Oppose Energy Projects

In recent years, states have used the Clean Water Act to block pipelines and other fossil fuel projects. The Trump administration tried to curb that power.