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Judge Kavanaugh could give conservatives the vote they need to rein in EPA rules on climate change

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Fri, 07/27/2018 - 12:09pm

In its most important environmental ruling of recent decades, the Supreme Court decided in 2007 that the greenhouse gases blamed for warming the planet can be regulated as air pollutants under the Clean Air Act of 1990.

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California vs. Trump ‘will be a giant case’ over air rules, could end up in Supreme Court

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Thu, 07/26/2018 - 5:35pm

California and like-minded states are girding for a legal battle with the Trump administration on whether those states have gone too far in controlling greenhouse gases from automobiles, a prospective case that legal scholars say — barring a last-minute settlement — is sure to reach the U.S. Supreme Court.

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A Running List of How President Trump Is Changing Environmental Policy

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Wed, 07/25/2018 - 11:45am

The Trump administration’s tumultuous presidency has brought a flurry of changes—both realized and anticipated—to U.S. environmental policy. Many of the actions roll back Obama-era policies that aimed to curb climate change and limit environmental pollution, while others threaten to limit federal funding for science and the environment.

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EPA Sitting On Warnings About Cancer-Causing Chemical: Report

Published: 
Wed, 07/11/2018 - 1:01pm

The Environmental Protection Agency is suppressing a bombshell report warning that most Americans inhale enough formaldehyde vapor to risk developing leukemia or other diseases, a former agency official and a current one told Politico.

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Embattled EPA chief Scott Pruitt resigns amid scandals

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Thu, 07/05/2018 - 1:23pm

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, one of the most scandal-plagued Cabinet officials in U.S. history, is leaving the agency, President Trump tweeted Thursday.