Trump Picks Dow Chemical Lawyer For Key Role At EPAPresident Donald Trump on Friday tapped a chemical industry insider to run the Environmental Protection Agency office that oversees emergency response to hazardous spills and cleanups of the nation's most toxic sites.
EPA Official: Government Must Plan For Climate ChangeA top manager with the Environmental Protection Agency told Congress on Thursday that the government needs to plan for the ongoing threat posed to Superfund sites from climate change.
EPA Chemical Review Would Exclude Millions Of Tons Of ToxinsSpurred by the chemical industry, President Donald Trump's administration is retreating from a congressionally mandated review of some of the most dangerous chemicals in public use.
EPA Keeps Scientists From Speaking About Report On ClimateThe Environmental Protection Agency has kept three scientists from appearing at an event in Rhode Island about a report that deals in part with climate change.
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.