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Back to Bad Air: The Trump EPA’s Attack on Science and Our Health

, Research Director, Center for Science and Democracy

When he was first appointed, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt vowed to bring the agency “back to basics” by focusing on clean air and water. One could be forgiven for assuming this meant he intended to preserve and strengthen America’s air pollution protections. That’s why it’s so jarring to see how severely his actions have undermined them. Read more >

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View of the ship channel in Houston with city in the back, and air pollution.

La EPA elimina una protección vital para mantener el aire libre de sustancias tóxicas, poniendo nuestra salud en peligro

, Climate Scientist

La EPA ha eliminado regulaciones que nos protegen de 187 sustancias tóxicas, y que han evitado cada año desde 1990 la emisión de 1.5 millones de toneladas de contaminantes atmosféricos tóxicos. Read more >

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1973 EPA photo of a smokestack of the DuPont chemical plant on the Houston Ship Channel.

EPA Eliminates Vital Protection to Keep Air Clean of Toxics, Threatening Our Health

, Climate Scientist

For decades, the Clean Air Act has protected us from the dangerous health effects of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). Thanks to strong federal rules that protect us from 187 toxic air pollutants, the EPA estimates that we have avoided emitting 1.5 million tons of these pollutants every year since 1990. But the EPA, recently—and quietly—eliminated these protections. Read more >

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Photo: Steve Garvie

EPA Quietly Moves to Allow More Toxic Air Pollution that Causes Cancer

, Climate Scientist

A recent move by the EPA puts communities across the country at risk. By rolling back a key policy that protects people against cancer-causing air pollutants, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is exposing us all to more toxic air. Read more >

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