By Nsikan Akpan
Critics say a proposed rule would allow asbestos to make a comeback. EPA officials say it will do the opposite, filling a loophole that companies could use to manufacture asbestos. Here's what you need to know.
By PBS NewsHour
In 1980, the Congress approved the Superfund program, generating money to clean up the country’s most hazardous toxic sites by imposing a tax on industries that polluted the most. Since 2000, the program’s purchasing power has declined by 40 percent…
Over President Obama's tenure, rules were put in place that would have nearly doubled the average fuel economy standard in the U.S., which the Trump administration has argued goes too far. Now a new EPA proposal would set standards to…
And a look at how we got to this point.
By Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press
Wheeler wrote in a memo that Pruitt appeared to have overstepped his authority in the July 6 order, which barred the agency from enforcing a cap imposed during the Obama administration on the annual production of higher-polluting tractor-trailers.
By Associated Press
The EPA's Office of Inspector General says in a report that the agency must take steps now to be able to react more quickly in times of public health emergencies.
The rule would allow an EPA administrator to reject study results in making decisions about chemicals, pollutants and other health risks if underlying data is not public. Opponents said it would throw out the kind of public-health studies that underlie…
By Tess Conciatori
A battle over whether literacy is a fundamental right, a loophole for 'Super Polluting' trucks and other stories that deserve a second look.
By Joshua Barajas
Andrew Wheeler is expected to address EPA employees at 1:30 p.m. ET today. Watch his remarks here.
The EPA's newly named acting chief has promised to reach out to anxious staffers throughout the demoralized agency and to lawmakers of both political parties.
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