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Biden administration to reverse Trump-era coal wastewater rule

In a reversal of a Trump-era policy, the Environmental Protection Agency plans to enforce tougher regulations for the disposal of wastewater from coal-fired power plants, but it could take years before the new rule goes into effect. ... Read more»

States ask Biden to trash Trump-era Clean Water Act change

Drought-riddled California and other states want more sway over permitting process for projects like oil pipelines, power plants and wetlands developments, and say the Trump-era rule change was made to mollify fossil fuel industry at the expense of the environment. ... Read more»

EPA refuses to reduce pollutants linked to COVID-19 deaths

Particulate matter kills people. That was true before the pandemic, and new research has tied it to coronavirus deaths. But the EPA is ignoring scientists who say stricter particulate matter limits could prevent tens of thousands of early deaths.... Read more»

EPA won’t expand air pollution rule; Critics assail ‘mistake’ during pandemic

The Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday it will not expand Obama-era air quality standards, a move environmentalists call “the wrong thing to be doing” during a global pandemic that threatens lung health. ... Read more»

Citing coronavirus pandemic, Trump administration stops enforcing environmental laws

A Texas environmental protection group said it is "reckless" for the Environmental Protection Agency to waive enforcement of many protections. The federal agency said companies could have trouble complying due to the new coronavirus.... Read more»

Advocates: EPA’s new clean-water rules hit Arizona, Southwest hardest

Clean-water rules unveiled Thursday by the Environmental Protection Agency could remove the vast majority of Arizona’s waterways from federal oversight, a change environmentalists call bad news in a region where water is “super precious.”... Read more»

Businesses welcome, environmentalists dread end of Obama-era water rule

The EPA has narrowed the which watersheds are covered by the Clean Water Act. Environmentalists say that means trouble as business lauds the change.... Read more»


Why next Monday’s UN Climate Action Summit matters

As world leaders converge on New York City for the UN Climate Action Summit on September 23, they enter what may be the most consequential week in climate politics since Donald Trump's election.... Read more»