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.
EPA's confidentiality proposal lacks key details, greens say
EPA's new plan for verifying chemicals that companies claim as trade secrets has some of the same shortcomings as a previous regulation currently tangled in litigation, according to critics.
Senators fear climate change could jeopardize retirements
A pair of Democratic senators are asking Congress' in-house auditor to determine if a warming planet could hurt the retirement plans of federal employees.
Appropriators: EPA trying to 'debilitate' testing program
Top Democratic appropriators are accusing EPA of "undercutting" its chemical risk assessment efforts "in violation of Congressional directives" and are ratcheting up their oversight of the agency.