EPA Environmental health

Corbin Hiar

Reporter

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Corbin covers EPA and environmental 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

CHEMICALS

Air Force diverts money to tackle PFAS cleanups

The Pentagon has redirected nearly $70 million from existing Air Force environmental remediation efforts toward reducing groundwater contamination caused by the military's use of two flame-resistant chemicals now linked to cancer, a top Senate Democrat revealed today.

SCIENCE

EPA rushes overhaul of cancer testing

EPA leaders are pushing to reform by the end of the year agency guidelines for determining whether environmental contaminants can cause cancer or other ailments, a move Trump administration critics fear is part of a broader effort to weaken the basis for regulating pollutants. Experts worry the changes could take years to reverse, leaving millions of Americans at greater risk from unhealthy levels of pollution in the meantime.

SCIENCE

EPA cuts off funding for kids' health research centers

The Trump administration is ending funding for a network of research centers focused on environmental threats to kids, imperiling several long-running studies of pollutants' effects on child development. The move comes despite EPA officials' repeatedly expressing public support for children's health, and critics say it is part of a broader effort to downplay science that could lead to stricter regulations on polluting industries.