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Biden EPA advances efforts to curb toxic coal ash contamination

The Environmental Protection Agency has announced new steps to force utilities to strengthen safeguards for toxic coal ash pollution from power plants that had been delayed by the Trump administration.
01/11/22
                                                               

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.
01/06/22
                                                               

Radioactive contamination is creeping into drinking water

As mining, fracking and other activities increase the levels of harmful isotopes in water supplies, health advocates call for tighter controls.
01/03/22
                                                               

EPA staff prevented from warning public about carcinogen

PCBTF is on a list of “green” compounds preferred by the EPA, even though there is ample evidence that it causes cancer. And once again, EPA scientists who wanted to draw attention to the chemical's…
12/23/21
                                                               

Reversing Trump Rollback, Biden’s EPA Announces Historically Ambitious Vehicle Emissions Standards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Monday finalized greenhouse gas emission standards for cars and light trucks that it says are the most ambitious ever. The new standards replace lower standards set by the…
12/21/21
                                                               

Injustice forever? Toxic PFAS chemicals have ‘made a mockery of our environmental regulations’

With a lack of regulations addressing toxic “forever chemicals,” students and professors at a Vermont college have taken their research skills into communities to spur action.
12/18/21
                                                               

When home is a toxic hot spot

More than a thousand people talked to ProPublica about living in hot spots for cancer-causing air pollution. Most never got a warning from the EPA. They are rallying neighbors, packing civic meetings and signing petitions…
12/16/21
                                                               

Touring Louisiana’s chemical ghost town

Michael Regan, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, takes a bus ride with current and former residents around Mossville, a once-thriving African American enclave wiped out by toxin-producing factories.
12/16/21
                                                               

Green Groups Sue EPA to Protect Pollinators From Deadly Pesticides

Two environmental groups are suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to protect bees and other pollinators from deadly pesticides. The Center for Food Safety (CFS) and Pesticide Action Network (PAN) of North America filed the…
12/15/21