Pennsylvania generates more coal ash than any other state. Michael Regan—who's poised to become the next Administrator of the EPA—has a history of cleaning up coal ash pollution.
EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is expected to sign the rollback of the 2016 methane emissions rule in Pittsburgh Thursday.
Seventy percent of hazardous waste sites, including ones in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, are located within one mile of public housing, report finds.
“The bottom line is this was a failure,” Shapiro said. “Regulators were supposed to prevent abuse by the big corporations ... but they didn’t.”
The Trump administration is easing restrictions on air pollution. Now a study links air pollution to higher risk for death with coronavirus.