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Erin Brockovich Goes After Trump Administration For Chemical Deregulation Plan

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Tue, 02/05/2019 - 4:25pm

Erin Brockovich, known for her environmental and consumer activism, said it was time to “sound the alarm” as the Trump administration considers halting the regulation of two toxic chemicals that are contaminating the tap water of millions of Americans.

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EPA Nominee Andrew Wheeler Downplays Climate Threat At Testy Confirmation Hearing

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Fri, 01/18/2019 - 2:32pm

Andrew Wheeler, the former coal lobbyist chosen by President Donald Trump to serve as the next Environmental Protection Agency administrator, downplayed the threat of climate change at his confirmation hearing on Wednesday.

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EPA backs down from plan that could have allowed youth farmworkers to handle pesticides

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Tue, 01/15/2019 - 9:53am

The Environmental Protection Agency has abandoned plans to roll back a set of protections for farmworkers, including a proposal to ease Obama-era regulations requiring anyone working with dangerous pesticides to be at least 18 years old.

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Mercury Can Cause Brain Damage In Kids. The EPA Wants To Weaken Rules On Its Emissions.

Published: 
Tue, 10/02/2018 - 5:00pm

The Trump administration is taking steps to significantly weaken a major Obama-era regulation that curbs the amount of mercury that power plants are allowed to emit, according to multiple reports.

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Even without the Trump administration, the U.S. is upholding its commitment to the Paris climate agreement

Published: 
Fri, 09/14/2018 - 2:08pm

Rampant wildfires in the West, record high temperatures in the Arctic Circle, severe hurricanes in the Atlantic and the Pacific: Unless we reduce greenhouse gases now, these kinds of destructive “natural” disasters will only get worse.