New EPA Head Going Easy on GE After Discharging PCBs Into River

Washington, DC — The Trump-appointed head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has moved to take personal control of all major toxic cleanup operations under the Superfund program, according to an agency memo posted today by Public Employees… Read More

URGENT: New EPA Administrator Fires Scientists, Wants Public Input on Regulation Cuts

Scott Pruitt’s Environmental Protection Agency is currently asking for comments on which regulations to CUT. Last week, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt fired scientists on a key advisory board and is likely to replace them with… Read More

Court Holds Bee-killing Pesticide Approvals Violated the Law

EPA must analyze risks to endangered species SAN FRANCISCO—A Federal Court has ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) systematically violated the Endangered Species Act (ESA) – a key wildlife protection law – when it approved bee-killing insecticides… Read More

Public Records Sought on Monsanto’s Ties to EPA’s Pesticide Office

Emerging Controversy Casts Doubts on EPA’s Glyphosate Cancer Assessment PORTLAND, Ore.— The Center for Biological Diversity and U.S. Right to Know submitted Freedom of Information Act requests this week seeking public records to determine whether Monsanto inappropriately influenced… Read More

Monsanto Can’t Shake Poisonous History of PCB Contamination

Monsanto is being sued by three cities in California and the state of Washington due to impacts from contamination by their PCBs. Monsanto’s motion to dismiss lawsuits over PCB (polychlorinated biphenyls) contamination filed by the California cities of… Read More

Monsanto, EPA Fighting to Keep Glyphosate Cancer Review Secret

See our special feature on the history of Monsanto and it’s partner in an ongoing merger, Bayer, here. For a look back at our Monsanto coverage, click here.    By Carey Gillam Originally Published at US Right to Know… Read More

500-Plus Organizations Call for Rejection of Scott Pruitt as EPA Head

Environmental, Health, Labor, Social Justice, Faith, Farming and Business Groups Join Broad National Push to Defeat Pruitt Nomination WASHINGTON – More than 500 national, state and local organizations representing a wide range of interests and identities signed a… Read More

EPA Concludes Fracking a Threat to US Water Supplies

By Patrick G. Lee Originally Published in ProPublica   Starting in 2008, ProPublica published stories that found hydraulic fracking had damaged drinking water supplies across the country. The reporting examined how fracking in some cases had dislodged methane,… Read More

Billionaire Energy Investor Who Vetted Trump’s EPA Pick Has Long List of EPA Violations

Asked for his take on President-elect Donald Trump’s appointment of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), multi-billionaire investor and Trump business partner Carl Icahn told Bloomberg that Pruitt is “going to really be a breath of fresh air.” Given… Read More

200+ Environmental Groups Call on EPA to Correct and Clarify Unsupported Top Claim in Major Fracking Study

Via Food and Water Watch: Letter Comes on Heels of Report Showing Major White House Influence on “Messaging” in the June 2015 Study NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Led by Food & Water Watch, more than 200 public… Read More