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  • EPA Feb 12

    Ousted Western EPA Chief Speaks Out

    The ousted head of the Western region office of the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday he believes he fell victim to his popularity with Democrats, like Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who had praised him for his work on the cleanup of the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in San Francisco. Mike Stoker is perhaps best known for coining the famous “Lock Her…

  • EPA Feb 12

    Former EPA Administrator Speaks Out

    The man the Trump administration fired as head of the west coast arm of the EPA is speaking out. He says he was likely kicked out because the White House didn’t like hearing Democrats singing his praises. Investigative Reporter Jaxon Van Derbeken has the story from San Francisco.

  • Philadelphia Energy Solutions explosion Jan 17

    Massive Oil Refinery Leaks Toxic Chemical in the Middle of Philadelphia

    Last May, an air monitor on the border of the East Coast’s largest oil refinery recorded a level of benzene, a cancer-causing gas, more than 21 times the federal limit, NBC News reported.

  • EPA Jan 9

    Trump Proposes Sweeping Rollback of Environmental Oversight

    In a dramatic rollback of environmental oversight, President Donald Trump took action Thursday to clear the way and speed up development of a wide range of commercial projects by cutting back federal review of their impact on the environment. Trump’s proposal calls for greatly narrowing the scope of the half-century-old National Environmental Policy Act, which was signed by President Richard...

  • faa Jan 24, 2019

    Local Couple Dealing With Pain of Shutdown

    One household is dealing with twice the stress of the government shutdown — both husband and wife work for the federal government. NBC 5 Chicago’s Charlie Wojciechowski shares their story.

  • Trump Jan 15, 2019

    EPA Criminal Action Against Polluters Hits 30-Year Low

    The Environmental Protection Agency hit a 30-year low in 2018 in the number of pollution cases it referred for criminal prosecution, Justice Department data show. EPA said in a statement that it is directing “its resources to the most significant and impactful cases.” But the 166 cases referred for prosecution in the last fiscal year is the lowest number since...

  • Donald Trump Mar 28, 2017

    Trump Overturns Obama-Era Climate Regulations in Effort Against ‘War on Coal’

    President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday aimed at overturning environmental regulations and reviving the coal industry. Trump also railed against a so-called “War on Coal” as well as general federal regulations in his speech prior to signing the order, promising to strike down regulations in every industry by the “thousands.”

  • DIRECTOR Mar 29, 2017

    Dirty Air From Global Trade Kills at Home and Abroad

    A study that measures the human toll of air pollution from global manufacturing and trade shows how buying goods made far away can lead to premature deaths both there and close to home. More than 750,000 people die prematurely from dirty air every year that is generated by making goods in one location that will be sold elsewhere, about one-fifth...

  • Donald Trump Feb 22, 2017

    Emails Reveal EPA Chief Scott Pruitt’s Close Ties to Oil, Gas Industry

    While serving as Oklahoma’s attorney general, new Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt coordinated closely with fossil-fuel companies and special interest groups working to undermine federal efforts to curb planet-warming carbon emissions, newly released emails show....
    More than 7,500 pages were released under court order Tuesday evening after an Oklahoma judge ruled that Pruitt had been illegally withholding his correspondence, which...

  • Donald Trump Aug 4, 2016

    Obama y su guerra contra ISIS

    President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday aimed at overturning environmental regulations and reviving the coal industry. Trump also railed against a so-called “War on Coal” as well as general federal regulations in his speech prior to signing the order, promising to strike down regulations in every industry by the “thousands.”

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