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A pandemic seems like a great time to *checks notes* weaken regulations on toxic pollutants?

In case you weren't panicking enough about the way that ambient environmental factors might be surreptitiously destroying your body, the EPA decided that right now would be a great time to change the rules about how they calculate the risk associated with mercury and other toxic metal factory byproducts.

From The New York Times:

The new Environmental ...

Under Trump, EPA kills funding for kids’ health research centers

“The Trump administration is ending funding for a network of research centers focused on environmental threats to kids, imperiling several long-running studies of pollutants' effects on child development,” report @CorbinHiar & @ArielWittenberg for @EENewsUpdates.

The changes at EPA are seen by critics as an attack on science and a green light for polluting industries.

Andrew Wheeler, ...

EPA Inspector General Report finds massive waste from Trump’s Pruitt flying business class, staying in swanky hotels

Trump's initial appointee to run the EPA was Scott Pruitt, who resigned in disgrace in 2018 amid a massive corruption scandal in which he was found to have spent lavishly and assigned improper personal duties to government employees.

The EPA's Office of the Inspector General has published the results of a long investigation into Pruitt's ...

While the Bear Cam bears hibernate, the Trump admin weighs a big plan to mine their world

03.13.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

When the peak of summer arrives in Alaska and the radiant midnight sun hangs in the northern sky, tens of millions of salmon make their move. They race up rivers, leap over waterfalls, and clog narrow streams with their hefty, five-pound bodies. It is... ...

Former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler is new EPA administrator

The GOP-led U.S. Senate today confirmed ex-coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler to run Environmental Protection Agency, in a 52-47 vote mostly along party lines.

52-47 The #Senate CONFIRMED Andrew Wheeler to be Administrator of the EPA.

Senator Collins voted no joining all Democrats. Senator Sinema did not vote.

— Senate Press Gallery (@SenatePress)