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Bristol Bay, Alaska, in July 2007.

EPA Proposes to Remove Protections for Alaskan Watershed That Is Home to 30 Native Villages

The agency wants to re-open the discussion on the Pebble Mine Project, which could jeopardize the region’s wild salmon population.

Drinking water sources will be in greater jeopardy under President Donald Trump's repeal of the Clean Water Rule, argue environmentalists. Here, Lake Powell in Utah, which is fed by the Colorado River Basin.

Trump Administration Moves Forward to Remove Protections on Drinking Water

The Clean Water Rule may be killed before it was able to take effect.

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WATCH: In East Chicago, Residents Can't Drink Their Water or Play Outside

Soil and water contain dangerous levels of lead and arsenic.

Natural gas is flared off at a plant outside of the town of Cuero, Texas, on March 26, 2015.

EPA Wants to Extend a Methane Rule Pause From 90 Days to 2 Years

Environmental groups argue it will protect the oil and gas industries while harming residential communities.  

Stacks of President Donald Trump's FY2018 budget proposal are seen during a photo availability May 23, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. President Trump has sent his FY2018 budget proposal request to the Congress.

3 Environmental Targets of Trump's Proposed Budget

A lead prevention program could end depending on how Congress alters the proposal.

Bristol Bay in Naknek, Alaska, on July 6, 2007.

EPA Clears Path for Alaskan Mining Project

The Obama administration blocked the Pebble Mine Project in 2014 out of concern for its impact on waterways and dependent communities.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks at a press conference where he addressed issues related to the city's murder rate and the city's Sanctuary City policy on January 25, 2017, in Chicago.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel Puts Climate Change Data Trump's EPA Dumped on His City's Website

 “The Trump Administration can attempt to erase decades of work from scientists and federal employees on the reality of climate change, but burying your head in the sand doesn’t erase the problem,” Emanuel said in a statement.

The tide comes in on a beach along the Chukchi Sea on July 7, 2015, in Shishmaref, Alaska. Worries have returned to locals amid the administration reopening the Arctic regions, including the Chukchi sea, to offshore drilling.

Trump Administration Is Hit With 2 Environmental Lawsuits in 1 Day

Both relate to fossil fuel companies and their restrictions (or lack thereof).

Colorlines screenshot of archived and current EPA 'climate change' pages, taken on May 1, 2017.

Major Changes Hit the EPA's Climate Change Web Page

A day before the People’ Climate March, the administration decided it was time for an overhaul. 

Fencing surrounds the coal-fired Intermountain Power Plant on March 28, 2016, outside Delta, Utah. The IPP generates more then 13 million megawatt hours of coal-fired energy each year to Utah and Southern California.

The EPA Reversed a Rule That Would Protect People from Toxic Water

“This is appalling,” said a representative of the Sierra Club.

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

EPA Set to Lose Key Prevention Programs Under Budget Cuts

According to a leaked internal budget memo, hundreds of jobs will also be cut.  

A supervisor takes a break from hoeing a cabbage field with Mexican farm workers on September 27, 2016, in Holtville, California.

Pruitt Shoots Down Pesticide Ban in First Major Move as EPA Head

There could be serious health consequences for farmworkers, children and surrounding communities in danger of drinking water sources polluted with chlorpyrifos.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping (not pictured) at the Great Hall of the People on March 19, 2017, in Beijing, China.

State Department's 'Climate Change' Page Dramatically Altered Online

The revision happened within a day of Secretary Rex Tillerson’s confirmation.

School buses carry children across the vast Navajo Nation south of Rock Point December 5, 2002, on the Navajo Indian Reservation, Arizona.

Navajo Nation Slams Mining Company for Contaminated Water Disposal

“This is another prime example of environmental racism,” said Leona Morgan of Haul No!, an indigenous-led initiative.

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

EPA Gives $100M Grant to Flint So It Can Fix Its Water Infrastructure

Yet critics doubt the money can save the city from the president’s proposed cuts to the agency.

A sign displayed in a front yard request that residents keep fro playing in the dirt or mulch at the West Calumet Housing Complex on September 4, 2016, in East Chicago, Indiana.

A Water Crisis Like Flint's Is Unfolding In East Chicago

The soil and water of this predominantly Black and Latinx city contain dangerous levels of lead.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on Capitol Hill January 18, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

Climate Scientists to EPA Head: 'We Face Grave Risks' from Climate Change

Thirty experts responded to Scott Pruitt’s assertion that carbon dioxide is not a primary contributor to climate change.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on Capitol Hill January 18, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

EPA Head Says CO2 Isn't Primary Contributor to Climate Change

However, 97 percent of climate scientists agree it is.

 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.

Senior EPA Environmental Justice Official Leaves Agency, Joins Hip Hop Caucus

Mustafa Ali has been with the agency for 24 years. 

Hubert Roberson wears a mask to a prayer service before participating in a national mile-long march to highlight the push for clean water in Flint, Michigan, February 19, 2016. Communities like Flint would be impacted by this office's elimination.

ICYMI: EPA Proposed Budget Cuts Include Eliminating Environmental Justice Office

John Coequyt of the Sierra Club: “To cut the environmental justice program at EPA is just racist.”