EPA Announces $115 Million Cleanup For Houston SiteThe EPA approved a plan to remove sediments laced with highly toxic dioxin from a partially submerged Superfund site near Houston damaged during Hurricane Harvey.
EPA Chief Says Trump Administration To Roll Back Climate PlanEPA Administrator Scott Pruitt says the Trump administration will abandon the Obama-era clean power plan aimed at reducing global warming.
South Texas Residents Say Tests Find Toxic Chemicals After Plant's FireNearly 20 Houston-area residents say test results have detected toxic substances in soil, water and ash samples taken miles from a chemical plant that flooded during Hurricane Harvey, caught fire and partially exploded.
EPA Finds Harvey Damage At Houston Superfund SiteThe Environmental Protection Agency is ordering companies responsible for cleaning up a Houston Superfund site flooded during Hurricane Harvey to immediately address damage to a protective cap and subsequent high levels of waste material detected in a sediment sample from the site.
EPA Clarifies Earlier FEMA Statement On Texas Toxic SitesThe Environmental Protection Agency is clarifying an earlier statement about Texas toxic waste sites and more than 500 containers of unknown material.
EPA Clarifies FEMA Statement On Texas Toxic SitesThe EPA said Sunday that a statement issued Friday by the Federal Emergency Management Agency created confusion by conflating two separate issues.
South Texas Residents Cough, Rub Eyes In Harvey Pollution SpikePetrochemical corridor residents say air that is bad enough on normal days got worse as Harvey crashed into the nation's fourth-largest city and then yielded the highest ozone pollution so far this year anywhere in Texas.
Harvey's Floodwaters Are Foul Mix Of Sewage & ChemicalsHarvey's filthy floodwaters pose significant dangers to human safety and the environment, even after water levels drop far enough that southeast Texas residents need no longer fear for their lives, according to experts.
Emails Reiterate EPA Chief's Ties To Fossil Fuel InterestsNewly obtained emails underscore just how closely EPA chief Scott Pruitt coordinated with fossil fuel companies while serving as Oklahoma's state attorney general, a position in which he frequently sued the agency he now leads.
Trump Takes Aim At Obama's Efforts To Curb Global WarmingPresident Donald Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday that will suspend, rescind or flag for review more than a half-dozen measures that were part of former President Barack Obama's sweeping plan to curb global warming.
EPA Delays Chemical Storage Rule, Cites Terrorism FearThe Trump administration is delaying a new rule tightening safety requirements for companies that store large quantities of dangerous chemicals.
Former Oklahoma AG Pruitt's Emails With Energy Firms Turned OverA spokesman for the Oklahoma attorney's office says the agency has gone above and beyond a judge's order to turn over documents related to new Environmental Protection Agency leader Scott Pruitt's communications with energy companies.