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GM calls for an emissions-credit program that will cover the entire US

GM proposed a National Zero Emissions Vehicle program that would be based on a current system of ZEV credits used by California and nine other states.

President Trump said the US has ‘the cleanest air in the world’. Here’s the reality, according to an air quality scientist.

The US doesn't have the cleanest air in the world. In fact, measured in terms of PM 2.5, the country comes in seventh.

Dangerous ‘forever chemicals’ have been found in US drinking water at alarmingly high rates — here’s what to know about PFAS

In more than 30 places around the country, people are drinking water with dangerously high levels of artificially produced chemicals. Here's what to know about PFAS, and what you can do if you've been exposed.
The remains of a World War II-era crash boat found in the Gowanus Canal.

Workers cleaning out one of New York City’s dirtiest canals have uncovered historic relics covered in toxic gunk

Raw sewage tanks overflow into the Gowanus, which contains amounts of heavy metals like arsenic that are 60 times higher than healthy exposure levels. As part of the EPA's cleanup, workers recently found relics that go back to Brooklyn's industrial past, including a "crash boat" from World War II.
Trump with GM CEO Mary Barra and late FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne.

Trump’s car-industry battle reveals a surprising divide between big auto companies and oil giants

The automakers and the oil companies have long been thought to have shared interests. But when it comes to California's waiver to set its own mileage and emissions standards, those interests may diverge. The EPA has taken on California in a looming battle that big oil wants but big auto doesn't.
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.
Former EPA administrator Scott Pruitt (right)

What to know about Andrew Wheeler, who will take Scott Pruitt’s place as acting head of the Environmental Protection Agency

After Scott Pruitt resigned from the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday, President Trump quickly tweeted that second-in-command Andrew Wheeler would take Pruitt's place. Here's what we know about the former coal lobbyist.

Scott Pruitt sent a bizarre, unapologetic resignation letter to Trump

Among other things, the now-former EPA administrator made a point of clearly and repeatedly saying that he served Trump. Pruitt is at the center of more than a dozen investigations surrounding his behavior at the EPA.
Smog obscures a view of the George Washington Bridge in New York City, May 1973.

Vintage EPA photos reveal what New York City looked like before the US regulated pollution

Soon after the EPA's founding, the agency dispatched photographers to capture America's environmental issues. As the Trump administration rolls back several environmental regulations, some worry that the country's water and air could return to this state.