Environmental Protection Agency

sign in Spanish warning residents not to play on grass at East Chicago superfund site

Report Finds Toxic Sites Plus Climate Change Could Soon Equal Disaster

And the Trump administration is reportedly not moving to protect the people of color who live near hundreds of Superfund sites.

industrial plant releases pollutants into the air next to a waterway

EPA Seeks to Ban Some Scientific Studies in Creation of Public Health Regulations

Health advocates warn there will be an increase in air pollution and unsafe water.

coal plants spewing smoke into the sky

New EPA Rules Will Allow More Coal Plants to Contaminate Fresh Water Supplies

Environmental activists warn that million of Americans—and a disproportionate number of people of color—will be affected.

An oil refinery is shown near Houston following Hurricane Harvey August 30, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

EPA Reverses Rule That Curbed Power Plants From Releasing Toxins in Communities of Color

Texas won a lawsuit it filed against the government agency.

Black protestors holding signs to fix Flint

Flint Residents Get Greenlight to Sue EPA

Thousands have joined a lawsuit that says the federal agency was negligent in its response to the city’s water crisis.

Floods Hinder Recovery Efforts In Southeast Texas

Congress Investigates EPA For Refusing NASA's Help After Hurricane Harvey

The space agency offered to assess air pollution caused by the storm—and was essentially told No, thank you.

Jesse Jackson Leads National March In Flint To End Water Crisis

State and Federal Government Still Resisting Efforts to Save Flint

Government employees allege that higher ups do not want to prevent another water crisis.

Work Begins In Flint To Replace Lead Water Pipes

Dangerously High Lead Levels Found In Suburban Chicago Homes

Researchers who helped in Flint, Michigan, are now intervening in Illinois.

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New Report Details How Poorly The EPA Handled Flint Water Crisis

The EPAs inspector general says the agencys passivity worsened a catastrophic situation.”

Black boy in orange shirt tries to drink from a water fountain, his tongue is stuck out

EPA, White House Blocked Release of Study on Widespread Water Contamination

Emails released under the Freedom of Information Act show the decision was driven by politics, not health.

 EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Testifies At House Hearing On Mission Of The EPA

#BootPruitt Campaign Aims to Oust EPA Administrator

The Hip Hop Caucus and Green Latinos are two of the organizations working to pressure the administration to fire Scott Pruitt.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) logo is displayed on a door at its headquarters on March 16, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

EPA Rules That Landfill in Majority Black Alabama Town is Not a Health Hazard

The agency said there was “insufficient evidence” to pursue the civil rights case.

A cyclist passes the El Segundo Power Plant on November 29, 2006 in El Segundo, California.

EPA Report Proves That Black Communities More Likely to Breathe Toxic Air

People of color have a 35 percent higher chance of living near emission polluting facilities than their White counterparts—and the number is higher for Black residents.

Scott Pruitt heads the Environmental Protection Agency under President Donald Trump.

Trump Administration Has Extensively Removed Climate Change Info From Federal Websites

“Why are these federal agencies putting so much effort into ‘science cleansing’?” asked the authors of a new report.

A school bus crosses a makeshift automobile bridge, after the original bridge was washed away during Hurricane Maria flooding, on December 20, 2017 in Morovis, Puerto Rico.

EPA Cautions There is Raw Sewage in Some Water Sources in Puerto Rico

Upwards of 76,000 residents of the hurricane-devastated island still lack access to clean water.

Scott Pruitt heads the Environmental Protection Agency under President Donald Trump.

Report Says EPA More Lenient on Polluters Under President Trump

An investigative analysis by The New York Times finds a steep decrease in enforcement under the Trump administration.

Scott Pruitt. White man smiles at papers on a desk.

Watch EPA Head Scott Pruitt Damn Us All to Fiery Hell on Earth

He just officially rescinded the Clean Power Plan.

Scott Pruitt heads the Environmental Protection Agency under President Donald Trump.

Former Trump Campaign Aide, Non-Scientist Now in Charge of EPA Grants

John Konkus told staff he is watching for the “double C-word,” climate change.

A stop sign stands outside the Environmental Protection Agency building on May 24, 2013, in Washington, DC.

EPA Hit With 2 Lawsuits Over Safety Review for Chemicals

Earthjustice is suing the agency for allegedly weakening rules that could keep households safe.

 Mustafa Ali, former EPA environmental justice official, speaks on human rights and the environment during an event by the Wilson Center on June 22, 2016.

Former EPA Official Mustafa Ali on Environmental Justice Under the Trump Administration

“They have not yet moved forward on a policy that would be beneficial to low-income communities, communities of color or indigenous populations.”