8 Stories

Groups sue EPA over PA coal plant air pollution in Indiana County

Spikes at coal-fired power plants could be allowed under EPA-approved plan
By Reid Frazier

EPA declines to strengthen soot standard

The federal agency went against the advice of its own scientists who said the standard needed to be lowered.

By Reid Frazier

EPA relaxes enforcement because of COVID-19, but state and local governments do most oversight for major federal laws

Federal agency said new policy doesn't mean facilities can exceed allowed pollution limits
By Susan Phillips

Advocates say PFAS bills would tighten federal control over chemicals

Legislation aims to improve detection, spur cooperation between federal and state governments
By Jon Hurdle

Trump administration rolls back coal ash rules aimed at groundwater protection

States may be able to stop monitoring at some sites, and power plants have more time to close leaking ash ponds.

By Reid Frazier

How the EPA and the Pentagon downplayed a growing toxic threat

A family of chemicals — known as PFAS and responsible for marvels like Teflon and critical to the safety of American military bases — has now emerged as a far greater menace than previously disclosed.

By Abrahm Lustgarten/ProPublica