Two conservation groups filed a formal notice today of their intent to sue the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to require adequate pollution controls for the oil and methane gas industry in Chicago and six areas of California — together home to more than 26 million people.
In the wake of horrific acts last week that left our nation’s Capitol shattered, we at the Center for Environmental join our colleagues, allies and the bipartisan group lawmakers calling for Trump’s removal from office for inciting this violence. Like the rest of the nation, we watched in fear and anger as our democracy faced the clear threat of insurrection on the very day many felt joyful that the results of the electoral college would finally be certified by Congress.
Today, six public health and environmental justice organizations in Eastern North Carolina expressed their deep disappointment and concern over the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s denial of their October 14, 2020 petition to address threats to public health from longstanding per- and polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) pollution of Cape Fear communities.
Trump Signs Executive Order to Silence the Voices of Americans Fighting Toxic Polluters in Their Communities
On the heels of a vicious attack on peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters outside the White House, an executive order signed by President Trump yesterday aims to weaken critical environmental laws like the Endangered Species Act…
Americans’ Safety Under Threat: Trump Nominee Nancy Beck Poised to Take the Helm of Consumer Product Safety Commission
In the latest wave of assaults on Americans’ health and safety protections for the benefit of the nation’s worst polluters, President Trump has nominated former chief lobbyist for the chemical industry Nancy Beck to lead the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
The polluted areas are home to more than 80 million people — approximately one-quarter of the nation’s population. Affected regions are located in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.
Areas affected by the Trump EPA’s enforcement failures in California include Kern County, which is home to some of the worst air quality in the nation, as well as Mendocino County and the northern Sierras. The legal action comes in the wake of what Californian officials say are grossly inaccurate assertions…