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.
The (Un)Scientific Method
An anti-science mindset has infiltrated many aspects of our government.
EPA science panel plows ahead with toxic chemical’s review, despite coronavirus crisis
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.
EPA scientists found a toxic chemical damages fetal hearts. The Trump White House rewrote their assessment.
An internal scientific evaluation of TCE obtained by Reveal shows detailed interference by the Executive Office of the President.
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How will Trump’s lax emissions standards save money and lives? By assuming Americans will simply drive less
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.
To the ends of the Earth
We travel the globe, from bottom to top, to confront the growing threats from climate change.
Killing migratory birds, even unintentionally, has been a crime for decades. Not anymore
Trump’s interior secretary nominee, David Bernhardt, has pushed to weaken long-standing protections for migratory birds, alarming scientists.
Recording reveals oil industry execs laughing at Trump access
In a recording of a 2017 meeting, they boast about ties to David Bernhardt, Trump’s current interior secretary nominee.
Scientist who resisted censorship of climate report lost her job
Climate change scientist Maria Caffrey led a trailblazing study outlining the risks of rising seas at national parks.
Trump’s choice for Interior Department secretary had big role in eliminating bird protections
David Bernhardt, a former industry lobbyist, has been personally involved with policymaking that helps oil companies.