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Pruitt's first 100 days at the EPA: His most alarming actions so far

Columnists across the political spectrum have been calling President Trump names – questioning his discipline, knowledge and focus. No one can say …

Here's what we know so far about Rick Perry's fake power grid study – and it isn't good

<i>This post was updated on June 14, 2017.</i><p>You’re already well aware of the Trump administration’s blitzkrieg against America’s bedrock environmental …

Here's the scariest legislation you've never heard of

<i>Editor’s note: This post was updated on May 1, 2018.</i><p>Congress is moving forward with sweeping legislation that could undercut major laws that keep our …

Administrative Law

Conflicts of interest taint Trump's environmental picks: Top 7 examples

Back when Donald Trump was a real estate developer whose projects involved thousands of construction workers, he repeatedly downplayed …

Methane rule endures, common sense prevails

When they tell the story of environmental protection in the early days of President Trump’s administration, today’s Senate vote upholding rules to …

Natural Gas

Trump asked industry which environmental rules to target next. Here are 5 of their most outrageous requests.

The Trump administration has already cancelled or sought to undermine 23 rules that protect our health and environment – including limits on toxic …

Roofing

Protecting industry or people? FDA refuses to ban toxic chemical in packaging for baby cereal.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today rejected a petition to ban perchlorate from our food, a chemical known to impair brain development in …

Needless waste of American energy resources

Oil and gas operators needlessly waste hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of methane, the main component of natural gas every year through leaks …

What you should know about this little-noticed Trump order on methane pollution

Buried in the sweeping executive order President Trump signed this week to undo critical climate and public health protections was a provision …

Oil & Gas Industry

Latest polls: Trump's environmental agenda on collision course with voters

Most presidents enjoy honeymoon periods of favorable public opinion ratings well past their first 100 days in office, which makes the historically …

Would EPA's chief rather redefine "healthy" smog levels than listen to his scientists?

When Scott Pruitt was trying to get confirmed as chief of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, he conceded that “ground-level ozone is a …

Another industry-funded lobbyist tapped by Trump

<i>Editor’s note: This post was updated on October 13, 2017</i><p>It’s official: President Trump has tapped climate change denier Kathleen Hartnett White to …

Public health attacks you missed during the Congressional recess

If you want evidence that elections matter, check your kid’s drinking water for lead. And arsenic. And mercury in her body. Because a series of new …

This emerging industry is creating American jobs that Trump's policies will undermine

The biggest irony of the Trump administration’s attack on environmental safeguards is how it undermines a key promise of his candidacy: to boost …

Pruitt visits East Chicago's toxic neighborhoods – while slashing funding for lead control, cleanup

Scott Pruitt, the deeply controversial head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is off to East Chicago today – a trip that coincides with …

100 days: 4 worst and 1 good thing Trump has done for the environment

<i>Editor’s note: This was first published on Time.com</i><p>President Trump said recently that the tradition of rating a new president’s first 100 days is …

Puget Sound