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Environmental Protection Agency

Want Clean Air for the Kids? Pay Attention to Trump’s Budget

Want Clean Air for the Kids? Pay Attention to Trump’s Budget

If you care about the water your kids drink at breakfast and the air they breathe as they walk to school, you should care about the Trump administration’s proposal to cut nearly a third of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) budget, advocates say. In his inaugural budget proposal, President Donald Trump took an axe to […]

Navajos Sue Over Mine Spill That Put Arsenic and Lead Into Rivers

Navajos Sue Over Mine Spill That Put Arsenic and Lead Into Rivers

Leaders of one of the nation’s largest American Indian tribes blasted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as their attorneys sued Tuesday, claiming negligence in the cleanup of a massive mine waste spill that tainted rivers in three Western states. Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye stood on the bank of the San Juan River in northwestern […]

Hope in a Bottle

Hope in a Bottle

When Myrna Sifuentes goes grocery shopping, there’s one thing that’s almost always on her list: water. Her household of five goes through three cases of bottled water per month. “I try to go to SAM’s Club so I get a better deal,” she said. Like pretty much everyone in Tornillo, Texas, a border town of about […]

Appalachian Residents Sue EPA, Calling for Clean Water

Appalachian Residents Sue EPA, Calling for Clean Water

  Residents concerned about clean water in Appalachia are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and asking for a response to past petitions arguing that Kentucky and West Virginia have failed to regulate “harmful” pollution caused by mountaintop removal coal mining. The legal action was filed on Jan. 7 by Kentuckians for the Commonwealth (KFTC) […]