Environmental Protection Agency

Why EPA has dismissed half of its key board’s scientific advisers?

 05/10/2017 - 04:10
Scott Pruitt, the EPA administrator, has chosen not to renew the terms of nine of the 18-member board of scientific counselors, which advises the EPA on the quality and accuracy of the science it produces. Photo: Wikipedia
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Nine scientists have been dismissed from the EPA’s 18-person Board of Scientific Counselors—ostensibly to include more voices from regulated industries, though the scientists say their work was apolitical and did not involve regulations. The US government has also postponed an important meeting scheduled for Tuesday to determine whether the country should or should not withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change, a matter that President Donald Trump promised to decide this month.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 3:30am
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Scott Pruitt, the EPA administrator, has chosen not to renew the terms of nine of the 18-member board of scientific counselors, which advises the EPA on the quality and accuracy of the science it produces. Photo: Wikipedia

March for Science: Earth Day focus on global opposition to Trump

 04/24/2017 - 03:12
Tens of thousands of protestors walk along Constitution Avenue during the March for Science in Washington, DC, USA, 22 April 2017. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

Hillary Clinton "ready to come out of the woods."

 04/03/2017 - 03:07
Former First Lady and Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at an event sponsored by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, USA, 31 March 2017. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO
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Hillary Clinton came out Friday with her strongest criticism of US President Donald Trump since he took power in January, making fun of his office"s use of "alternative facts" and slamming as a "grave mistake" his plan for budget cuts to health, development and particularly diplomacy.

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Monday, April 3, 2017 - 3:00am
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Former First Lady and Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at an event sponsored by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, USA, 31 March 2017. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

Trump moves to dismantle Obama's climate legacy with executive order

 03/28/2017 - 17:36
President Donald Trump has signed an executive order rolling back Obama-era rules aimed at curbing climate change. EFE/Ron Sachs / POOL

The president said this would put an end to the "war on coal" and "job-killing regulations".

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 5:15pm
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President Donald Trump has signed an executive order rolling back Obama-era rules aimed at curbing climate change. EFE/Ron Sachs / POOL

[OP-ED]: The national slush fund

 03/27/2017 - 09:29
El presidente de EE.UU., Donald Trump (i), y la administradora de los Centros de los programas de seguros de salud Medicare y Medicaid, Seema Verma (d), durante un panel sobre el plan sanitario republicano en la Sala Roosevelt de la Casa Blanca en Washington, Estados Unidos,
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There was bound to be a political commotion when the Trump administration released its 2018 budget.

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Monday, March 27, 2017 - 8:30am
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President Donald Trump and Republican congressional leaders on Wednesday redoubled their efforts to try and secure the necessary votes to pass their healthcare reform bill in the House of Representatives later this week.

SEPTA pays EPA to settle environmental violations

 05/05/2016 - 13:06
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Though the Environmental Protection Agency found nine violations, inspectors said they found no potentially hazardous leaks.

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Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 12:59pm
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U.S. lawsuit marks the start of legal action against VW

 01/04/2016 - 22:19
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The suit is in response to the emmissions-cheating scandal which began in September.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 11:15am
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