At the federal level, the White House has interfered with the EPA’s evaluation of the chemical, which can cause cancers and deform fetal hearts.
Under White House pressure, the EPA ordered the panel to ignore the findings of its own scientists that the chemical TCE causes fetal heart defects.
An internal scientific evaluation of TCE obtained by Reveal shows detailed interference by the Executive Office of the President.
Scientists under political pressure “basically knew the answer that the White House wanted, and they were going to cook the books,” one engineer says.
The herbicide dicamba is causing a civil war in farm country, honeybees are rustling in California’s almond groves and more.
We travel the globe, from bottom to top, to confront the growing threats from climate change.
Trump’s interior secretary nominee, David Bernhardt, has pushed to weaken long-standing protections for migratory birds, alarming scientists.
In a recording of a 2017 meeting, they boast about ties to David Bernhardt, Trump’s current interior secretary nominee.
Climate change scientist Maria Caffrey led a trailblazing study outlining the risks of rising seas at national parks.
David Bernhardt, a former industry lobbyist, has been personally involved with policymaking that helps oil companies.