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GOP lawmakers slam EPA chief over firing of science advisers

Apr. 07, 2021 21:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two House Republicans are demanding that the Environmental Protection Agency provide records related to a decision by the agency's new leader to remove dozens of scientists and other experts from two key advisory boards. EPA Administrator Michael Regan...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Apr. 07, 2021 10:57 AM EDT

Arlington Heights Daily Herald. April 2, 2021. Editorial: The lead in Illinois’ drinking water U.S. senators Tammy Duckworth and Dick Durbin are pushing for the Environmental Protection Agency to strengthen safe drinking water protections in...

AP Interview: EPA head removes Trump-era science advisers

Mar. 31, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a move he said would help restore “scientific integrity,” the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency is removing dozens of scientists and other experts from key advisory boards named under President Donald Trump, saying they were overly friendly to...

Senate confirms Ohio Rep. Fudge as housing secretary

Mar. 10, 2021 13:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed Marcia Fudge to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development, placing the longtime Ohio lawmaker in charge of the agency just as Congress is poised to pass new benefits for renters and homeowners who have suffered economic losses amid the...

Biden administration promises focus on environmental justice

Mar. 04, 2021 07:55 AM EST

When President Joe Biden made environmental protection a key element of his campaign, he promised to overhaul the federal office that investigates complaints from people in minority communities who believe they have been unfairly harmed by industrial pollution or waste disposal. ...