White House Retrofits Infrastructure Bill to Better Help Poor Communities

The Biden administration will increase assistance to areas that lack the capacity to apply for improvements to their sanitation and storm water systems.

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Justice Dept. Tries to Shift Environmental Justice Efforts From Symbolic to Substantive

The agency has announced a series of policies intended to elevate those efforts, including the creation of an office meant to address the “harm caused by environmental crime, pollution and climate change.”

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E.P.A. to Propose Restrictions on Asbestos

The agency aims to ban the manufacturing and import of a type of asbestos that is used in brake pads, gaskets and other automotive products and is linked to cancer.

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Biden Restores California’s Power to Set Stringent Tailpipe Rules

The state is expected to write strict auto pollution standards designed to significantly speed the transition to electric vehicles and influence new federal rules.

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E.P.A. Plans Tighter Tailpipe Rules for Trucks, Vans and Buses

For the first time since 2001, the government is setting more stringent limits on pollution from trucks, vans, and buses that harms human health.

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Armed Intruder Prompts Lockdown at Joint Base Andrews as Vice President Lands

Vice President Kamala Harris, the second gentleman and four Cabinet members had just landed at the base when two people drove through a security checkpoint, the authorities said.

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E.P.A. Chief Vows to ‘Do Better’ to Protect Poor Communities From Environmental Harm

The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday will announce stepped-up enforcement and monitoring to help disadvantaged communities struggling with polluted air and water.

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Biden Administration Promises Stricter Regulation of Lead in Drinking Water

The administration says it aims to replace all of the lead pipes and service lines in the country, an effort that could cost up to $60 billion.

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‘Shell Game’: How Chemical Companies Avoid Paying for Pollution

DuPont factories pumped dangerous substances into the environment. The company and its offspring have gone to great lengths to dodge responsibility.

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Biden Administration Plans New Regulations for Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals’

Michael Regan, the E.P.A. administrator, wants to limit a class of chemicals that has been linked to cancer and is found in everything from drinking water to furniture.

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E.P.A. to Review Rules on Soot Linked to Deaths, Which Trump Declined to Tighten

The Biden administration says it will consider tougher limits on a deadly air pollutant that disproportionately affects low-income and minority communities.

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E.P.A. to Modify Trump-Era Limits on States’ Ability to Oppose Energy Projects

In recent years, states have used the Clean Water Act to block pipelines and other fossil fuel projects. The Trump administration tried to curb that power.

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Biden Administration to Repeal Trump Rule Aimed at Curbing E.P.A.’s Power

The cost-benefit rule limited the way the E.P.A. could justify clean air regulations. Its repeal will take effect within 30 days.

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Climate Change Is Making Big Problems Bigger

New data compiled by the E.P.A. shows how global warming is making life harder for Americans in myriad ways that threaten their health, safety and homes.

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New EPA Head, Michael Regan, Says Agency Has Climate Regulations Underway

Michael Regan says the E.P.A. is already working on new rules to control planet-warming emissions from cars and power plants.

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New E.P.A. Head Says Agency Has Climate Regulations Underway

Michael Regan says the E.P.A. is already working on new rules to control planet-warming emissions from cars and power plants.

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Senate Confirms Biden’s Pick to Lead E.P.A.

Michael S. Regan has said he intends to act aggressively in carrying out the president’s agenda of fighting climate change.

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A Consensus Builder for E.P.A. When Some Want a Fighter

President Biden’s pick to lead the E.P.A. knows how to reach out to Republicans, but in a polarized Washington, some worry he doesn’t know how to fight them.

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Biden Announces Climate Team, Including Gina McCarthy, Deb Haaland and Michael Regan

The president-elect said he has chosen a team that prioritizes making clean energy jobs and environmental protection the cornerstone of his economic plans.

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