With corporate lawyer pick, CPSC set to turn right
Since January, Republicans have been in control of the White House and Congress and added a conservative justice to the Supreme Court, but one independent agency — the Consumer Product Safety Commission — has remained stubbornly Democratic.
Dems press Pruitt on protecting toxic sites during storms
House Democrats today pressed U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt for information on how he will prepare the nation's most polluted and hazardous sites for the impacts of climate change.
Groups vow to redouble efforts against chemical safety pick
Environmental and public health groups are gearing up to oppose the nomination of Michael Dourson, President Trump's choice to lead U.S. EPA's Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention Office.
Staffing revamp needed to boost cleanups — IG report
U.S. EPA's internal watchdog today called on the agency to realign its workforce to better aid cleanups of the nation's most polluted tracts.
U.S. imports spike, raising questions amid EPA review
Imports of asbestos are up for the first time in years, raising the stakes on U.S. EPA's ongoing review of the cancer-causing mineral.