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EPA accused of ‘egregious’ misconduct in PFAS testing of pesticides: Watchdog...

The claims have raised significant concerns about the integrity of the EPA's testing and its commitment to public health.

EPA proposes ban on pesticide widely used on fruits and vegetables

In calling for an end to all uses of the pesticide on food, the agency cited evidence that acephate harms workers who apply the chemical as well as the general public and young children.

10 times as much of this toxic pesticide could end up...

Did the chemical industry helped fashion EPA’s testing strategy?

GOP attorneys general petition against EPA’s use of civil rights law...

The petition, if successful, could have dire consequences for communities living near industrial sites.

20 percent of common produce carry unhealthy levels of pesticides new...

Of the 59 common produce items evaluated, popular produce like strawberries, green beans and potatoes posed the highest risks.

Green group slams EPA failure to curb ‘dangerous levels of air...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has opted to maintain the existing secondary national ambient air quality standards for sulfur and nitrogen oxides.

EPA announces new drinking water standards to limit ‘forever chemicals’

The new rule will restrict six PFAS chemicals in the water—individually, or in combination with each other or both—requiring public water systems to mitigate if the chemicals are found above allowable levels.

US bans asbestos after decades of industrial resistance

The chlor-alkali industry, which utilizes asbestos in diaphragms for chemical synthesis, is now compelled to transition towards safer alternatives.

Biden’s EPA accused of yielding to industry over gas-fired power plants

The Biden administration faces criticism for delaying crucial regulations on gas-fired power plants, raising concerns about the commitment to environmental promises.

Air Quality Crisis: Climate change and policy failures endanger millions

This resource is part of a broader initiative to educate Americans about the multifaceted risks posed by climate change, from poor air quality to wildfires, flooding, and extreme heat.

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The proposed reduction in the corporate tax rate from 21% to 15% would result in massive tax savings for the largest U.S. companies, benefiting wealthy shareholders while neglecting workers and public investments.

The Medicare Advantage Paradox: How private insurers cost taxpayers billions

Recent studies and reports from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) reveal that MA overpayments have significantly burdened taxpayers.

Clarence Thomas faces fresh scrutiny over undisclosed luxury trips funded by billionaire

This has prompted renewed calls for his resignation and demands for stricter ethics reforms for the highest court in the land.

Russia’s war on Ukraine generates more emissions than 175 countries: $32 billion climate bill...

The first two years of Russia’s invasion resulted in greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to the annual emissions of 175 individual countries, further intensifying the global climate emergency.

Supreme Court upholds access to abortion pill

More than 6 million people have used mifepristone since 2000.