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Modified maize that kills with RNA is given go-ahead in the US

Monanto's SmartStax Pro, which kills a specific insect pest using RNA interference, has been approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency

Minnesota scientist: EPA pressured her to change testimony

A Minnesota scientist who leads an Environmental Protection Agency scientific advisory board says she was pressured by the agency's chief of staff to change her testimony before Congress to downplay the Trump administration's decision not to reappoint half of the board's members.

Pruitt met with Dow Chemical CEO before denying pesticide ban

If anyone is still hoping the Donald Trump administration will put the environment before industries, new reports should put that to rest. Back in March the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decided they wouldn't ban the pesticide...Show More Summary

Farm Groups Cheer WOTUS Repeal

Ding dong the ditch rule is dead! The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have officially begun the process to withdraw the highly controversial Waters of the United States (WOTUS) final rule and begin...Show More Summary

Trump administration seeks to rescind Obama-era clean water rule

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WASHINGTON, June 27 (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers released a proposal on Tuesday to repeal the 2015 Clean Water Rule, the latest move by the Trump administration to unwind environmental regulations put in place under former President Barack Obama. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

12 Ways to Disrupt the Fast Fashion Industry By Repurposing Old Textiles

istock/Tinatin1 Repurposing textiles to keep them out of landfills may be one of the most impactful changes you can make in disrupting fast fashion. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, textile waste occupies nearly...Show More Summary

War! WashPost Weather Guy/Ex-Obama Staffer Screams About Trump's EPA Climate Website

Jason Samenow, a chief meteorologist of the Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang, penned an op-ed for the Sunday paper slamming the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its decision to remove certain web pages that dealt withShow More Summary

Scientist felt 'bullied' when EPA chief of staff told her to mangle her congressional testimony

As noted here and here, the Trump regime is intent on wrecking the Environmental Protection Agency. And it is clear from the comments of the head of EPA’s Board of Scientific Counselors that the wrecking will include making propaganda and other lies part of the agency’s mission going forward. Show More Summary

Trump Admin Makes Key Decision That Threatens Water Supply of Millions (Video)

Repealing the Clean Water Rule will make it easier for polluters to contaminate the water supply for millions of Americans. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is reportedly issuing a proposed rule to undo the Clean Water Rule that was enacted in May 2015, under President Obama’s last term. Show More Summary

Watchdog group sues EPA to access communications with Icahn

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. watchdog group filed a lawsuit in a federal court on Tuesday to force the Environmental Protection Agency to release communications with billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who it says tried to influence biofuels policy for personal gain.

EPA and Army Corps seek to rescind clean water rule

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers released a proposal on Tuesday to repeal the 2015 Clean Water Rule, the latest move by the Trump administration to unwind environmental regulations put in place by the previous administration. The agencies are working to rescind...

Q & A for federal workers: Early outs and buyouts

Question: I see that buyouts and early-out offers are happening again. How do I sign up? Answer: Only the Environmental Protection Agency has said it intends to offer those incentives, assuming it gets approval. But some other agencies — the Interior Department, for one — may follow. Early-out offers allow federal employees to retire sooner […]

Potentially steep pollution fines for Colorado oil producer

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and state regulators are pursuing potentially steep fines of more than $100,000 a day against an oil and gas company for alleged air pollution violations … Click to Continue »

E.P.A. Official Pressured Scientist on Congressional Testimony, Emails Show

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According to emails, the Environmental Protection Agency’s top staff member pressed a leading scientific adviser to alter her testimony and play down the dismissal of outside experts.

Cities rebel against Trump by posting climate data his EPA took down

Two months ago the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under President Donald Trump took down climate change information published online. In response, American cities - including Chicago, Atlanta, and Houston - decided to reinstate the archived data, which had been painstakingly curated for decades.[...]

Trump To Tap Jeff Holmstead for EPA? Swamp Alert!

As part of President Donald Trump’s effort to “drain the swamp” directly into his cabinet, a revolving door coal lobbyist is now poised to take a top position at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the second time in his career. According...Show More Summary

EPA Chief Pruitt’s 'Red Team' on Climate Science Is an Eight-Year-Old Talking Point Pushed by Heartland Institute

Like many of his Trump administration colleagues, Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ) chief Scott Pruitt has never really been down with the whole climate science thing. Pruitt has denied that carbon dioxide from fossil fuel burning...Show More Summary

Pruitt Is Paving the Way for an Industry-Led EPA

Once a year, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Board of Scientific Counselors and the EPA’s Office of Research and Development get together to publically debate the current direction of the EPA’s research. The BOSC releases a review...Show More Summary

Trump EPA dismisses the people in charge of scientific integrity

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

In the latest blow to the integrity of the science used by government agencies, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) dismissed nearly all of the members of its Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) this week. The board, which reviews and advises EPA’s internal research departments on their...

Bummer: EPA Told That ‘Climate Change’ Would Be De-Emphasized

Perhaps now the EPA could spend its time dealing with real environmental issues (Business Insider) Members of a key Environmental Protection Agency advisory committee were told in a conference call

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