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Streets in Cleveland, Ohio are obscured by smoke from heavy industry, July 1973.

Vintage EPA photos reveal what Midwestern industrial cities looked like before the US regulated pollution

On Earth Day as the Trump Administration plans to kill the Clean Power Plan, old EPA photos show the Midwest before the agency's pollution regulations.
A 1973 photo of an illegal dumping site helps show what many areas looked like before EPA protections kicked in.

9 noteworthy environmental protections Scott Pruitt was working to roll back at the EPA before his departure

Amidst all the scandals, Pruitt pushed for rapid widespread rollbacks of environmental protections that many consider essential for human health and for keeping air and water clean, instead favoring the fossil fuel industry.

Trump is dismantling Obama’s biggest legacy — here are the most significant changes he’s made

President Trump has so far made efforts to revoke or reverse at least 52 Obama-era environmental polices aimed at fighting the gradual warming of the planet.
Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, answers a question during the Concordia Summit in Manhattan

EPA chief Pruitt is killing the centerpiece of Obama’s climate-change arsenal

The Environmental Protection Agency administrator, Scott Pruitt, on Monday said he would sign a proposed rule Tuesday rescinding the Obama-era Clean Power Plan.

777 former EPA officials signed a letter urging Congress to reject the Trump administration’s ‘climate denial policies’

The letter was organized by the same watchdog group as February's letter by 800 former EPA officials opposing Scott Pruitt's confirmation as EPA administrator.

Trump releases statement on Earth Day as his administration continues repealing environmental regulations

Trump's statement called for environmental protection, but not at the cost of American workers.

The White House may have violated its own ethics rules with Trump’s executive-branch hires

It's difficult to tell whether violations have occurred, because the Trump administration has been issuing secret waivers to its ethics rules.

Trump’s EPA just told states they can ignore a key Obama-era carbon dioxide regulation

In a letter to governors, Pruitt wrote that states no longer need to devote resources to the Clean Power Plan, Obama's effort to control power plant emissions.

‘Nonsensical and stupid and dangerous’: Bernie Sanders slams Trump’s executive order to repeal climate regulations

Sanders said there's 'far more' jobs being created in the sustainable energy sector than in fossil fuels.

‘The fight for clean air and a healthy planet has just begun’: Environmental groups slam Trump’s latest executive order

President Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday to dismantle Obama's Clean Power Plan, to the dismay of environmental leaders across the country.