EPA Protections Relaxed During Coronavirus Pandemic
EPA Protections Relaxed During Coronavirus Pandemic
Citing potential worker shortages and the effects of restricted travel and social distancing, the Environmental Protection Agency announced a “sweeping suspension” of environmental regulations that some say gives companies free rein to pollute.
EPA Protections Relaxed During Coronavirus Pandemic
EPA Protections Relaxed During Coronavirus Pandemic

Citing potential worker shortages and the effects of restricted travel and social distancing, the Environmental Protection Agency announced a “sweeping suspension” of environmental regulations that some say gives companies free rein to pollute.

Citing potential worker shortages and the effects of restricted travel and social distancing, the Environmental Protection Agency announced a “sweeping suspension” of environmental regulations that some say gives companies free rein to pollute.

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EPA Plans Modifications to Controversial Transparency Proposal
EPA Plans Modifications to Controversial Transparency Proposal
Shawna Williams | Nov 12, 2019
The changes would further restrict which scientific findings can be used in drafting regulations.
Poet of the Sea, 1940s–1950s
Poet of the Sea, 1940s–1950s
Ashley Yeager | Nov 1, 2019
Most know Rachel Carson for her work on the dangers of chemical pollutants, but the writer’s earlier prose took readers on a tour of a mysterious underwater world.
EPA Cancels Registrations for 12 Neonicotinoid Pesticides
EPA Cancels Registrations for 12 Neonicotinoid Pesticides
Chia-Yi Hou | May 31, 2019
The companies that market the products, Syngenta, Valent, and Bayer, are allowed to sell existing stock of the chemicals until 2020.
Industry-Funded Pesticide Data Problematic, Study ShowsIndustry-Funded Pesticide Data Problematic, Study Shows
Industry-Funded Pesticide Data Problematic, Study Shows
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 27, 2018
Scrutinizing a company’s study on a widely used pesticide, chlorpyrifos, academic researchers find shortcomings in analyses and public disclosures of results.
Trump to Nominate Andrew Wheeler for EPA Head
Trump to Nominate Andrew Wheeler for EPA Head
Shawna Williams | Nov 16, 2018
If confirmed, the acting administrator and former coal lobbyist will permanently replace former boss Scott Pruitt.
EPA Postpones Decision on Rule to Restrict Scientific Input
EPA Postpones Decision on Rule to Restrict Scientific Input
Jef Akst | Oct 19, 2018
It will be more than a year before the agency institutes or rejects the controversial changes proposed by former EPA head Scott Pruitt.
Proposed EPA “Transparency” Rule Criticized
Proposed EPA “Transparency” Rule Criticized
Shawna Williams | Jul 18, 2018
Opponents of the guidelines, which would bar results of many public health studies from use in policy making, include scientific and healthcare organizations.
Supreme Court Nominee Draws Concern from Environmentalists
Supreme Court Nominee Draws Concern from Environmentalists
Catherine Offord | Jul 10, 2018
President Trump’s pick, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, has often opposed court involvement in environmental and health regulations.
Scott Pruitt Steps Down From EPA
Scott Pruitt Steps Down From EPA
Bob Grant | Jul 5, 2018
The embattled Environmental Protection Agency Administrator resigns amid persistent questions about his ethics and use of taxpayer dollars.