EPA staff resisted agency’s new the standard rules on asbestos utilize, emails expose

Emails obtained by New York Times demonstrate employees worried that companies could get away with using asbestos in ways the EPA did not list The Environmental Protection Agency’s own staffers objected to a controversial new US rule governing the use of cancer-causing asbestos, according to internal emails. The rule, issued in June, would require manufacturers…

No believable deaths threats against EPA chief Scott Pruitt, Senate Democrat say

Democrats urge investigation into Pruitts security precautions after concluding there was no evidence of believable threats Confidential security appraisals in the Environmental Protection Agency indicate no evidence of specific, credible, physical threats against administrator Scott Pruitt, despite claims that an “unprecedented” number of death threats justify his outsized security spending, according to its consideration by…

Fueling dissent: how the oil industry set out to undercut clean air

After casting doubt on climate change for decades, skeptic consultants have turned their attention to air pollution On sunny days, when his classmates run out to play, Gabriel Rosales heads to the school nurse for a dose of Albuterol. The fine mist opens his airways, relaxing the muscles in his chest. Without it, recess could…