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After another leak, EPA probes whether St. Croix refinery poses ‘an imminent risk to people’s health’

The Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday it was weighing whether a controversial refinery on St. Croix posed "an imminent risk to people's health" after a third accident in the span of three months sickened local residents and forced some schools to close.
  • May 7, 2021

Tracking Biden’s environmental actions

President Biden is unwinding Donald Trump’s environmental legacy, while forging his own. The Washington Post is chronicling every step.
  • May 7, 2021

A narrow path for Biden’s ambitious land conservation plan

Months after President Biden set a goal of conserving 30 percent of the nation’s land and waters by 2030, the administration Thursday laid out broad principles — but few details — for achieving that vision.
  • May 6, 2021

EPA hits troubled Virgin Islands oil refinery with a violation notice

Limetree Bay Refinery, once one of the largest oil and gas refineries in the world, has had two serious accidents since reopening in February.
  • May 3, 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

Adam Kolton, who helped fend off development in Alaska’s wild places, dies at 53

He held leadership roles at the Alaska Wilderness League, served as legislative director of the National Wildlife Federation and was instrumental in passage of pro-environment bills.
  • Apr 30, 2021

Senate votes to restore Obama-era limits on methane gas emissions

Methane is a greenhouse gas that, when released without being burned, has more than 80 times the climate impact of carbon dioxide.
  • Apr 28, 2021

Deadly air pollutant ‘disproportionately and systematically’ harms Americans of color, study finds

Nearly every form of the nation’s most pervasive deadly air pollutant disproportionately affects Americans of color, regardless of their location or income level, according to a peer-reviewed analysis published Wednesday.
  • Apr 28, 2021

EPA, U.S. Virgin Islands officials launch probe after second St. Croix refinery accident

The release of hydrogen sulfide, shortly after the Limetree Bay refinery showered oil on a neighboring community in February, has raised fresh questions about the operation.
  • Apr 27, 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