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Coal ash waste pond. Most are unlined and nearly all contaminate groundwater

Toxic Coal Ash Waste Is Contaminating U.S. Groundwater

Over 95 percent of U.S. coal ash ponds are unlined. Nearly all of them are leaking toxins into groundwater that is considered safe to drink by the EPA.

Despite Andrew Wheeler's deceptive framing of the issue, it is important to understand the direct link between water and climate, on World Water Day and every other day.

Andrew Wheeler and the Water-Climate Nexus

Andrew Wheeler has served as acting EPA Administrator since July of 2018, when things just got too scummy, forcing former administrator Scott Pruitt out of office. Wheeler was confirmed last month, formally replacing Pruitt as EPA Administrator – to the delight of ardent pro-deregulation Republicans and ire of almost everyone else. Acting to the fears expressed by many climate scientists,…

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Trump administration seeks rollback of toxic mercury emissions standards, putting thousands of lives in jeopardy

The Trump Administration Is Gutting a Toxic Emissions Standard

The Trump administration defies utilities, scientists, health professionals, and his own EPA to rollback mercury emissions standards and put lives in danger

As head of EPA, Andrew Wheeler wants to reduce protections from toxic chemical pollution

Toxic Chemicals Coursing Through Your Veins

The Sierra Club raises concerns ahead of a vote in the Senate Environment and Public works committee to advance Andrew Wheeler as permanent head of the EPA.

Trump's EPA guts Clean Power Plan

The EPA Guts the Clean Power Plan

In true form to his administration, the EPA proposes gutting the Clean Power Plan, a move that will further damage the climate, cost lives, and create economic loss.

Heading in reverse: Trump's proposal to rollback fuel efficiency standards

Trump Administration Rolls Back Obama Era Fuel Efficiency Standards

Donald Trump’s EPA seeks to “fix” fuel efficiency standards by rolling back Obama-era rules. The move faces stiff opposition from lawmakers and citizens.

Water is life

Dirty Water Amendment to a House Spending Bill Guts the Clean Water Rule

Water is a basic human necessity. We need it to live. But some folks in Washington want to weaken environmental protections for that necessity. The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the Fiscal Year 2019 Interior-Environment Appropriations bill. It is a spending bill that would reduce funding for the Environmental Protection Agency. The bill also includes what is termed the…

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