EPA

Federal Judge Rules Flint Residents Can Sue Over Water Crisis

Flint, MI (WNEM) - A judge has ruled that flint residents can sue the federal government over its response to the city's drinking water crisis. Residents began complaining about water quality issues shortly after the city switched its water…

EPA To Regulate Toxins In Drinking Water

(CNN) - The EPA is moving to regulate cancer-causing chemicals found in drinking water. The Environmental Protection Agency's plan will set a maximum level for polyfluoroalkyl substances. PFA's are found in the water of millions of Americans and are…

EPA to Change Protection of Some U.S. Waters

(CNN) - The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to announce policy changes that would likely allow more dumping into waterways Tuesday. The expected changes would reduce which bodies of water are protected under the clean water act. That's the…

EPA Proposes Roll Back of Obama-Era Methane Leak Laws

(CNN) - The EPA is proposing a rollback of Obama-era regulations on methane gas leak inspections and repairs. Energy companies are now required to inspect drilling equipment for leaks every six months. But the new proposal would allow for…

EPA to Roll Back Coal Emissions

(CNN) - The Trump administration wants to roll back another Obama-era initiative. The Environmental Protection Agency proposed a new rule Tuesday to replace the clean power plan. The CPP set strict carbon dioxide limits for each state and encouraged…

EPA Inspector General Details Numerous Reviews Into Pruitt

(CNN) - EPA administrator Scott Pruitt is facing scrutiny from his agency's inspector-general. Pruitt has been taking fire for his travel spending, extensive security team, and renting a room from a lobbyist who worked on energy issues. The Inspector General…

EPA to Revise Emissions Standards for Cars, Trucks

(CNN) - Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt announced Monday that Obama-era car and truck emission standards should be revised. Monday marked the end of the midterm evaluation process for green house gas emissions for cars produced from 2022 through…

EPA Admin Italy Trip Cost Taxpayers $84,000+

(CNN) - The latest Trump administration official under fire for lavish spending is environmental protection agency administrator Scott Pruitt. Official documents show he spent more than $30,000 in security expenses on a week long trip to Italy last summer. That's…

EPA Inspector Gen Investigating Hiring Practices

(CNN) - The Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general's office is launching an investigation into its hiring practices. The office sent a memo Tuesday saying investigators will look into dozens of "administratively determined" positions filled through the safe drinking water act.…

States Sue EPA Over Cross-Border Pollution

(CNN) - Eight states are suing the Trump administration. That after federal officials denied a request states say would limit smog pollution crossing their borders from other states. The group involved in the lawsuit is comprised of northeastern states: New…