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February 2, 2018 12:25 AM EPA Sets Plan to Remove Radioactive Waste from Missouri Dump

West Lake landfill is one of more than 1,300 sites in the Superfund program The Environmental Protection Agency plans to try to remove radioactive waste from a Missouri dump as part of a widespread effort to speed up how the government deals with the country’s most toxic sites. The move, which is among the agency’s most urgent priorities, would end years 41

January 5, 2018 3:57 PM Superfund work touted by Trump EPA was completed years ago

The Environmental Protection Agency is touting cleanups at seven of the nation's most polluted places as a signature accomplishment in the Trump administration's effort to reduce the number of Superfund sites. But records show the physical work was completed before Trump took office. The agency this week credited the leadership of EPA Administrator Scott 69

December 17, 2017 1:46 AM EPA cuts could risk a public health emergency

Trump's budget plan has EPA bracing for cuts Fred Krupp is president of the Environmental Defense Fund, a non-profit organization. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his. (CNN)With time running out for Congress to reach an agreement on the budget, lawmakers are advancing a quiet but crippling assault on the Environmental Protection Agency 70

December 14, 2017 2:05 AM Nominee for EPA chemical safety withdraws: Bloomberg

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former chemical industry consultant nominated by the Trump administration to head the Environmental Protection Agency’s chemical safety and pollution prevention office has withdrawn his nomination, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday. Michael Dourson notified the administration of his decision on Wednesday after Republican senators 81

December 6, 2017 11:40 PM The hazardous nominee who could lead the EPA's chemical safety program

EPA decision to not ban pesticide raises flags Bonnie Lautenberg is a photographer, writer and social activist who actively advocated for the toxic chemical law that was passed in 2016, after the death of her husband, former Senator Frank Lautenberg, D-New Jersey. The opinions expressed in this commentary are hers. (CNN)As a Senator, my late husband 56

November 16, 2017 11:47 PM Trump’s Pick to Oversee Chemical Safety at EPA May Be in Trouble in Senate

Michael Dourson has worked as consultant to chemical industry; some GOP opposition WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump’s pick to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency may be in trouble in the Senate, as two Republicans have declared their opposition and a third said she is leaning against the nominee. Michael Dourson, a toxicologist 58

November 16, 2017 3:51 AM Senators Burr, Tillis oppose Trump's EPA nominee Dourson: reports

(Reuters) - North Carolina Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis said they will not support the Trump administration’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) chemical safety office, media reports said. “With his record and our state’s history of contamination at Camp Lejeune as well as the current GenX water issues in Wilmington 90

November 9, 2017 11:55 AM Obama's EPA spent $690,000 on parking spots no one used

The EPA spent $690,000 for parking spots that no one used during the final two years of the Obama administration. This photo shows empty parking spaces in a lot in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Reuters) The Environmental Protection Agency spent nearly $700,000 for parking spots that no one used during the final two years of the Obama administration. The office 132

October 26, 2017 9:38 PM How the GOP Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Spending

Trump wanted to cut $1.7 trillion out of the budget. The House Republicans just countered by cutting nothing. What happened? Mick Mulvaney, President Trump’s budget director, faced a jarring question Sunday on Face the Nation: Why have Republicans given up trying to rein in spending? The show’s host, John Dickerson, compared it to Weight Watchers giving 112

October 23, 2017 7:19 PM EPA plans to repeal emission standards for truck components

The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking to repeal tighter emissions standards for truck components, a rule adopted in the final months of the Obama administration aimed at controlling traditional air pollutants as well as greenhouse-gas emissions linked to climate change. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, who privately met in May with the manufacturer 57