Pruitt’s Plan for Environmental Protection Agency a ‘Cynical Joke’

Washington, DC — Scott Pruitt’s proposed five-year plan for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is so bad that it is laugh-out-loud funny, according to comments filed today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). The group is asking… Read More

Pruitt’s EPA: Public Told “No Harmful Health Effects” from Radiation Exposure

Washington, DC — In a startling public health reversal, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is now declaring that radiation exposures equivalent to as many as 5,000 chest x-rays “usually result in no harmful health effects,” according to an… Read More

Trump Won’t Drain The Swamp or Protect our Water

Washington, DC — The Trump effort to slash the scope of Clean Water Act protections is unprecedented, underhanded, and unsupported by a factual record, according to public comments filed today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). The… Read More

Records Show EPA Coordination with Monsanto to Slow Herbicide Review

By CAREY GILLAM Originally Published at US Right To Know   Newly released government email communications show a persistent effort by multiple officials within the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to slow a separate federal agency’s safety review of… Read More

World Famous Tourist Destination A Dumping Ground for Raw Sewage

One of the most visited outdoor tourist attractions in the world, Niagara Falls, is known for its breathtaking views, but visitors are now having their breath taken away by something far less awe inspiring. Located just a few… Read More

Oil Industry, Trump Administration Plan to Drill Off Florida’s Coast

Via Food and Water Watch: The Trump administration is putting energy industry special interests ahead of public health. Its latest awful proposal? Open up more of our coasts to offshore drilling, including Florida’s coasts. The Department of the Interior is taking… Read More

EPA Failings Leave New Zealand Vulnerable to Toxicity of Common Herbicide

A new report on the health risks of glyphosate-based herbicides highlights major flaws in the integrity of regulations vital to the protection of New Zealand. The report released by Steffan Browning of the Green Party, reexamines the findings… Read More

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