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Unhealthy Air Days In Major U.S. Cities Rose Over Past 2 Years: EPA

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Mon, 07/22/2019 - 10:39am

The number of unhealthy air days in major cities across the United States has risen sharply over the last two years, even as emissions of key pollutants continue to slip, according to data released by theEnvironmental Protection Agency on Wednesday.

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Post-Hurricane Harvey, NASA tried to fly a pollution-spotting plane over Houston. The EPA said no

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Tue, 03/05/2019 - 5:55pm

In the weeks after Hurricane Harvey’s catastrophic sweep through the Houston area — which resulted in chemical spills, fires, flooded storage tanks and damaged industrial plants — rescue crews and residents complained of burning throats, nausea and dizziness.

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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.