La. restoration plan deemed a 'squandered opportunity'
An emergency program set up three years ago to stem the dramatic loss of Louisiana's coastal wetlands has yet to restore a single acre. Environmental groups initially saw the program as a crucial strategy, but now many fear the state agency is backing away from many of its key components.
'For real?' — EPA's scramble behind Trump's potty talk
President Trump's complaints about toilets at a White House meeting last December baffled EPA staffers working to set standards for commodes and other plumbing fixtures. Emails obtained by E&E News show how staffers reacted to the flushing fallout from Trump's remarks.
Revamped lead rule ignores concerns raised in EPA memo
Three years ago, staff in EPA's Midwest office sent a warning to headquarters about regulations that prevent lead in drinking water: Even when followed perfectly, the standards weren't protecting public health.
Railways ask transportation agency for EPA permit exemption
A federal transportation agency is considering a proposed Clean Water Act exemption for trains hauling coal and other polluting materials.
CLEAN WATER ACT
Greens say WOTUS violates species protections, plan to sue
Green groups are gearing up to sue the Trump administration over its Clean Water Act rollback — as soon as the Navigable Waters Protection Rule is formally finalized.