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EPA Removes West Virginia Site from Superfund List

The Ordnance Works Disposal Areas Superfund Site in Morgantown, W.Va., was removed from the Superfund list in August.

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EPA Proposes Loosening Methane Emission Rules

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal would undermine Obama-era regulations aimed at preventing methane leaks.

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Trump EPA Seeks to Weaken Power Plant Regulations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that the new power plant rules would result in more pollution and up to 1,400 more premature deaths each year by 2030.

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Clinch-Powell Clean Rivers Initiative Extended

State and federal agencies will continue working together to protect and restore the Clinch-Powell watershed in Tennessee and Virginia over the next 10 years.

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EPA Rolls Back Coal Ash Protections

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency established new rules for the disposal and storage of toxic coal ash, replacing environmental safeguards put forth by the Obama Administration.

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Environmental Protection Agency Aims to Deregulate Coal Ash

Aerial view of coal ash ponds near river

The Trump administration’s proposal to roll back federal coal ash safeguards gives more leeway to states — and advocates worry that would put drinking water at risk.

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Small Alabama town struggles for environmental justice

Our friends down in Alabama, the Black Belt Citizens for Health and Justice, have hit a setback in their fight for environmental justice and could use support.

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Trump’s War on Reality

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Special column adapted from the Front Porch Blog: Trump’s administration has set a dangerous precedent of relying on dishonesty and alternative facts instead of addressing the scientific truths behind coal and climate change.

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EPA holds lone hearing on Clean Power Plan repeal

People holding signs at the Sierra Club's Hearing for Healthy Communities

By holding only one public hearing for the proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan, Scott Pruitt is once again working against the EPA’s mission of protecting human health and the environment.

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A historic step backward

The Clean Power Plan represented a historic if modest step toward curbing carbon pollution and accelerating the transition to cleaner energy nationwide. Repealing the rule is a historic step backward.

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