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E.P.A. Rejects Its Own Findings That a Pesticide Harms Childrens’ BrainsThe agency’s new assessment directly contradicts federal scientists’ conclusions five years ago that chlorpyrifos can stunt brain development in young children.
Lysol's disinfectant spray keeps selling out—but these stores are restocking itLysol products were approved by the EPA to protect against the coronavirus, making them hard to find. But select retailers are restocking them.
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E.P.A. Relaxes Rules Limiting Toxic Waste From Coal PlantsThe agency weakened Obama-era rules meant to keep metals and other pollution out of rivers and streams, saving industry tens of millions of dollars.
Obama vows to double gas mileage by 2025In a speech at a Safeway distribution center in the Maryland suburbs, President Obama directed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation to write new standards for..
E.P.A. to Lift Obama-Era Controls on Methane, a Potent Greenhouse GasThe reversal is the latest move in the Trump administration’s ongoing effort to weaken environmental rules, but it could be quickly undone after the November election.
Citrus Flavoring Is Weaponized Against Insect-Borne DiseasesThe E.P.A. has approved nootkatone, which is found in cedars and grapefruit. It repels ticks, mosquitoes and other dangerous bugs for hours, but is safe enough to eat.
Can't find Lysol disinfectant spray? Here's what to buy insteadLysol products were approved by the EPA for protecting against the coronavirus, making them hard to find. Here are cleaning wipes and spray you can buy right now.
E.P.A. Inspector General to Investigate Trump’s Biggest Climate RollbackThe agency’s watchdog office said Monday it would investigate whether the reversal of Obama-era fuel efficiency standards violated government rules.
E.P.A. Proposes Airplane Emission Standards That Airlines Already MeetStaving off a lawsuit, the Environmental Protection Agency has proposed new regulations to hold airlines to the carbon dioxide emissions standards they created.
New Emails Show How Energy Industry Moved Fast to Undo CurbsThe messages, made public in a lawsuit, suggest the E.P.A. rescinded a requirement on methane at the behest of an executive just weeks after President Trump took office.
EPA approves Lysol products for use against coronavirusIn March, the EPA said that Clorox and Lysol disinfectant sprays were likely effective in combatting the respiratory virus.
E.P.A. Won’t Regulate Toxic Compound Linked to Fetal Brain DamageThe move was widely expected after The New York Times reported last month that the agency’s administrator had decided to effectively defy a court order.
U.S. EPA yet to decide on retroactive refinery waiver requests: senatorThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has not yet taken action on petitions by refiners seeking retroactive biofuel blending waivers, Senator Chuck Grassley from Iowa said on Tuesday.
U.S. EPA proposes changes to how clean air rules are writtenThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will release on Thursday a proposed overhaul of how costs and benefits factored in its major clean air rule-makings, a move that would affect the stringency of..
E.P.A. Limits States’ Power to Oppose Pipelines and Other Energy ProjectsThe agency tweaked the rules on how to apply the Clean Water Act, which New York and other states have used to fight fossil-fuel ventures.
U.S. EPA moves to curb state powers to deny permits for energy projectsU.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler signed a rule on Monday limiting state powers to block pipelines, coal terminals and other energy infrastructure projects, setting up a fight..
Senior Interior Official Broke Ethics Rules a 2nd Time, Watchdog SaysAn assistant secretary at the department used his position to help a family member get a job at the Environmental Protection Agency, according to an internal government investigation.
Court rules U.S. environment agency must protect states from upwind air pollutionA federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency violated the law when it denied a request from Maryland and Delaware to tighten air pollution controls at power..
E.P.A. Opts Against Limits on Water Contaminant Tied to Fetal DamageA new E.P.A. policy on perchlorate, which is used in rocket fuel, would revoke a 2011 finding that the chemical should be regulated.
Nine U.S. states sue EPA for easing environmental enforcement amid pandemicNine states on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for relaxing a range of companies' compliance and monitoring requirements with federal clean air and water laws..
Supreme Court Rules Against Landowners in Montana Superfund FightLandowners may not sue the Atlantic Richfield Company to force it to do more than a federal cleanup plan requires unless the Environmental Protection Agency consents, the court ruled.
U.S. revises cost justification of mercury rule for coal plantsThe Trump administration revised the cost-benefit analysis for an Obama-era rule that forced coal-fired power plants to cut their mercury emissions, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew..
E.P.A., Tweaking Its Math, Weakens Controls on MercuryThe E.P.A. will change the way the benefits of mercury controls are calculated, a move that would effectively loosen the rules on other toxic pollutants.
States ask EPA for nationwide biofuel waiver to help oil refiners weather coronavirusThe governors of five U.S. states have asked the Trump administration for a nationwide waiver exempting the oil-refining industry from the nation’s biofuel laws to help it survive a demand meltdown..
Four states ask EPA for nationwide waiver from biofuel laws due to coronavirus: letterThe governors of four U.S. states on Wednesday asked the Trump administration for a nationwide waiver exempting the oil refining industry from the nation's biofuel laws to help it weather a fuel demand..
Trump administration declines to tighten soot pollution standards: EPA chiefThe Trump administration on Tuesday said it had decided not to tighten air quality regulations governing soot pollution, arguing that the current standards are adequate to protect human health.
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E.P.A. Threatens Legal Action Against Sellers of Fake Coronavirus CleanersThe federal government is asking online retailers to take unregistered products that falsely claim protection from coronavirus off the market.
U.S. EPA waives fuel requirements, extends biofuels deadline to help refineriesThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday unveiled measures to help oil refineries cope with fallout from the coronavirus outbreak, including waiving anti-smog requirements for gasoline and..
E.P.A., Citing Coronavirus, Drastically Relaxes Rules for PollutersThe agency said it would not penalize companies that violate rules on monitoring and reporting pollution discharges.
U.S. EPA to announce decision on seasonal fuel waivers as soon as FridayThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it would decide as soon as Friday whether to allow sales of winter-grade gasoline into the spring and summer to help the fuel industry deal with a massive..
U.S. EPA considers delaying compliance deadline for biofuels lawThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is considering whether to delay the deadline for oil refineries to comply with the nation's biofuel regulation past March 31, to help the industry cope with..
Trump administration eases environmental enforcement during outbreakThe Trump administration has decided to ease its enforcement of environmental regulations on polluting industries to help them cope with the impacts of the coronavirus outbreak, the Environmental..
U.S. EPA eases enforcement during coronavirus outbreak - memoThe Trump administration will ease back on environmental enforcement and compliance requirements to help U.S. businesses cope with the coronavirus outbreak, according to an Environmental Protection..
Deadline passes for U.S. EPA to challenge court ruling on biofuel waiversTime has run out for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to challenge a federal court ruling that would limit the agency's use of waivers exempting small oil refineries from the country’s..
U.S. biofuel credits slump on expectation EPA will appeal refinery waiver rulingU.S. renewable fuel credits fell more than 15% on Friday, traders said, after news the Trump administration plans to appeal a federal court decision that cast doubt on a program exempting small oil..
These cleaners kill coronavirus: Lysol, Clorox, Purell products make EPA's disinfectants listKilling coronavirus: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a list of disinfectants and wipes to protect against spread of the coronavirus.
E.P.A. Updates Plan to Limit Science Used in Environmental RulesEven with the revisions, scientists warned, the new regulation would let the federal government dismiss or downplay seminal environmental research.
U.S. vehicle fleet sets new record for fuel efficiency in 2018: EPAThe U.S. vehicle fleet hit a new record for fuel efficiency in 2018 averaging 25.1 miles per gallon (mpg) in real-world driving as it rose 0.2 mpg, the Environmental Protection Agency said.
EPA consulting White House over biofuel waiver program: sourceThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking White House guidance on the future of its controversial biofuel waiver program after a court ruling cast doubt over its legitimacy and aims to..
EPA consulting White House over court ruling on small refinery exemption program: sourceThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is holding discussions with the White House on how to respond to a U.S. appeals court decision saying it must reconsider three waivers it gave to oil refineries..
Donald Trump now a tree hugger? Please. Don't be fooled by One Trillion Trees Initiative.Donald Trump and his EPA have not been a solution to global warming; they've been part of the climate change problem: Our view
U.S. environmental groups plan to sue Trump administration on airplane emissionsEnvironmental groups said on Thursday they plan to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for failing to regulate aircraft emissions after a 2016 agency determination that those emissions pose a..
Fourteen U.S. states sue EPA for 'gutting' chemical plant safety protectionsFourteen U.S. states and Washington D.C. sued the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday to fight what they called the Trump administration's effort to gut rules meant to improve safety at..
E.P.A. Makes It Easier for Cities to Keep Releasing Raw Sewage Into RiversThe agency is allowing cities to delay or otherwise change federally imposed fixes to their sewer systems.
New E.P.A. Rule Would Reduce Truck Pollution — and Avert Tougher State ControlsThe E.P.A. opened an effort to cut pollution from trucks, an anomaly for an administration known for regulatory rollbacks but a move that would also pre-empt state rules.
Science Panel Staffed With Trump Appointees Says E.P.A. Rollbacks Lack Scientific RigorThe Trump administration staffed an E.P.A. advisory panel with its choice of scientists, but they concluded that three significant regulatory rollbacks broke with established science.
Green ooze spilled onto a Michigan highway from this factory – photos inside are shockingThe EPA spent a year on a clean-up and felt it was safe. Then, a poisonous green liquid gushed onto a freeway. What did the EPA miss?