EPA Public health

Corbin Hiar



Corbin covers EPA and public health for E&E News, where he has worked since 2014. His reporting on the danger that oil and gas development poses to national wildlife refuges and the people who live around them won a National Press Club award for analytical reporting. He previously covered environmental policy at SNL Energy and the Center for Public Integrity and has freelanced for The Economist, Mother Jones and many other publications. As an editor, he has worked at The Huffington Post and PBS MediaShift. He has a degree in international relations from Bowdoin College.

Latest Stories


EPA rule restricts sale of phased-out products

A new EPA regulation will make it harder for companies to resume selling discontinued asbestos products. While the rule is more expansive than the agency's initial proposal, it still falls far short of the total ban public health advocates sought.


Inside top EPA officials' secret polluter meetings

Former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and high-ranking aides held several off-the-books meetings with an electric utility company that EPA has for years accused of violating the Clean Air Act, according to agency documents that critics say provide an extraordinary glimpse at the way environmental enforcement can be deferred by industry players with direct access to political leaders.