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Trump’s EPA launches surprise attack on Biden’s climate rules

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Environmentalists quickly condemned the rule — first reported by POLITICO — as a parting gift to polluters. “EPA is perverting the Clean Air Act to ensure that no industry other than the power sector ever has to cut its climate......

A Plan Made to Shield Big Tobacco From Facts Is Now E.P.A. Policy

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WASHINGTON — Nearly a quarter century ago, a team of tobacco industry consultants outlined a plan to create “explicit procedural hurdles” for the Environmental Protection Agency to clear before it could use science to address the health impacts of smoking. President Trump’s E.P.A. embedded parts of that strategy into federal......

Biden to Pick Michael Regan, North Carolina Environment Chief, to Head E.P.A.

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WASHINGTON — President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. intends to nominate Michael S. Regan, North Carolina’s top environmental regulator, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, elevating for the first time a Black man to lead the powerful department, which is central to achieving the new administration’s climate change agenda. Mr. Regan......

Biden to tap North Carolina environmental regulator Regan to head EPA

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here For weeks, California regulator Mary Nichols was seen as the top contender for the job, but environmental justice groups argued that she had not worked aggressively enough to address systemic pollution problems in communities of color and low-income areas. House......

Biden to Name Gina McCarthy, Former E.P.A. Chief, as White House Climate Coordinator

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WASHINGTON — President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. is expected to pick Gina McCarthy, the former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency under President Barack Obama and the architect of some of his most far-reaching regulations to limit greenhouse gas emissions, to serve as senior White House adviser on climate change,......

Biden to pick former EPA chief McCarthy to lead climate team

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here McCarthy, who has led the environmental group Natural Resources Defense Council since early this year, won’t face a long Senate confirmation fight like she did in 2013, because the position does not need approval from Congress. But If Republicans keep......

Exclusive-Biden taps former EPA chief for White House climate coordinator role -sources

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FILE PHOTO: EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy speaks during a news conference, accompanied by U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, in Washington U.S., January 11, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) -President-elect Joe Biden will name Gina McCarthy, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency under the Obama administration to a new......

Illegal Tampering by Diesel Pickup Owners Is Worsening Pollution, E.P.A. Says

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“That is an astronomically high level of smog-forming pollution,” he added. “It’s happening at ground level where people are breathing the fumes. And if the problem extends to other vehicles it’s almost unimaginable what the health impact will be.” The E.P.A.’s Office of Civil Enforcement, which is largely staffed with......

Trump’s E.P.A. Chief Plans 2 Foreign Trips Before Leaving Office

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WASHINGTON — Andrew Wheeler, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, plans to squeeze in two taxpayer-funded trips abroad — to Taiwan next month and to four Latin American countries in January — before President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. takes over and moves to overturn most of his policies. Both......

Trump’s E.P.A. Chief Plans 2 Foreign Trips Before Leaving Office

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WASHINGTON — Andrew Wheeler, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, plans to squeeze in two taxpayer-funded trips abroad — to Taiwan next month and to four Latin American countries in January — before President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. takes over and moves to overturn most of his policies. Both......

Don’t Sweat The EPA’s 2020 Freon Phaseout This Summer – Home

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(NewsUSA) – As temperatures rise and air conditioners begin to blast, educated homeowners have no need to fear the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2020 Freon Phaseout. January 2020 marks the EPA mandate to end production of Freon (also known as HCFC-22 and R-22), the primary refrigerant chemical used in residential......

E.P.A. Rejects Its Own Findings That a Pesticide Harms Children’s Brains

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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has rejected scientific evidence linking the pesticide chlorpyrifos to serious health problems, directly contradicting federal scientists’ conclusions five years ago that it can stunt brain development in children. The Environmental Protection Agency’s assessment of the pesticide, which is widely used on soybeans, almonds, grapes and......

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