The proposed new rules could insulate the state from President Donald Trump’s executive order to roll back the reach of the Clean Water Act.
Most new members of the Science Advisory Board have a history of downplaying the health risks of secondhand smoke, air pollution and other hazards.
Dangerous remnants of the region’s Cold War boom, more than 500 uranium mines were abandoned on and near the Navajo reservation.
President Donald Trump derides the Environmental Protection Agency for saving “nearly every puddle or every ditch on a farmer’s land.” But scientists say these small waterways are fundamental to the nation’s drinking water supplies and wildlife.
Lawmakers and industry groups opposed to new regulations on toxic chemicals have found a way to keep the EPA mum. The Center for Public Integrity has uncovered a strategy that has been remarkably successful for those guarding their own interests at the risk of public health.
U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, whose district includes 11 Superfund sites, requested details on how the Environmental Protection Agency deals with the pollution that’s left behind by treating and shipping toxic waste across the country and whether it’s looked into alternative cleanup methods.