clean air act

Scientist: EPA changes are an effort to 'gut rules' that protect public

Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler has appointed five new members of an independent committee that provides advice to the EPA on national air quality standards, replacing the current members, while reducing the amount of support it gets from other scientists, according to an agency statement and emails obtained by CNN.

UN climate change report contrasts with recent EPA policy changes

A report from the international scientific authority on climate change warning consequences could be drastic if "rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes" are not made to mitigate global warming contrasts starkly with Trump administration policies decreasing federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions.

EPA withdraws regulation on 'major sources' of pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency is withdrawing a policy that requires facilities, such as power plants, that are "major" sources of hazardous air pollutants to remain classified as major sources even if they lowered their emissions.