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Biden pushes protection for more streams and wetlands, targeting a major Trump rollback

The Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers said in a joint statement they had determined that the Trump administration’s rollback is “leading to significant environmental degradation.”
  • Jun 9, 2021

Biden administration moves to bring back endangered species protections undone under Trump

The decision to bolster the federal government’s power to protect vanishing plants and animals comes as the world finds itself in the midst of what United Nations scientists say is a worldwide decline in biodiversity that threatens to erode food systems and other key parts of the global economy.
  • Jun 4, 2021

Biden administration wants to give more power back to states to block pipelines

The Environmental Protection Agency is aiming to rewrite Trump-era regulations that curtailed the power of states and tribes to protest major energy projects that threaten rivers, lakes and streams.
  • May 27, 2021

Biden hopes to dig up the nation’s lead water pipes. This city wants his help.

The president's infrastructure plan includes $45 billion to remove more than 6 million lead-pipe service lines across the country.
  • May 15, 2021

Biden administration to propose first rule requiring cut in climate pollutants

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed on Monday a rule that would sharply cut the use and production of hydrofluorocarbons, powerful greenhouse gases used widely in refrigeration and air conditioning. The proposal, a phase down of 85 percent over the next 15 years, marks the first time the Biden administration has used the power of the federal government to mandate a cut in climate pollution.
  • May 3, 2021

EPA moves to give California right to set climate limits on cars, SUVs

The step could help pave the way for a broader climate deal with the nation’s automakers.
  • Apr 26, 2021

Trump administration sidelined experts in writing car pollution rules, EPA watchdog finds

The inspector general’s report may give the Biden administration more reason to tighten fuel-economy standards in the fight against global warming.
  • Apr 21, 2021

EPA dismisses dozens of key science advisers picked under Trump

The Biden administration says it needs to restore trust in the agency by “resetting” membership on two key science advisory panels.
  • Mar 31, 2021