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The Environmental Protection Agency's headquarters in Washington, D.C. (Medill News Service)

Northwestern University
The recent government shutdown’s effect on climate research could have unfortunate consequences in the near future, according to climate scientists.
EPA Washington DC

The Environmental Protection Agency has been running under Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler, formerly the deputy administrator, since Scott Pruitt resigned in July 2018. (Flickr/Creative Commons)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Middlebury College
Meet Andrew Wheeler, the quieter, more potent follow-up to Scott Pruitt's tumultuous EPA reign. But at more than 100 days out, the agency has not confirmed the acting administrator.

Scott Pruitt at the Conservative Political Action Conference 2015. (Gage Skidmore/Creative Commons)

Northwestern University
A House Appropriations subcommittee grilled U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt on his deregulation agenda and spending habits.

Lamppa Manufacturing welder Levi Niemi works on the fire chamber of a wood furnace. (Austin Keating)

Northwestern - Medill
Proposed changes in the deadline for new wood-fired furnace regulations is causing tension between manufacturers, the EPA, and Congress; some argue the economic stability of the industry relies on a delay.
The George Washington University
The United States has a clean water problem that is largely underfunded.

A historical photograph of the West Calumet Housing Complex provided by the East Chicago Public Library for the Northwest Indiana Times.

Northwestern University
High lead and arsenic contamination has been plaguing East Chicago, Indiana, residential areas since at least the 1980s. Read about residents who have been affected by this crisis and their fight for recovery.

The toxic slag pile leftover from smelting industries sits beside Marquette St. Photo by Stephanie Fox/Medill.

Northwestern University
The clean-up of toxic waste from a Superfund site in a village in Central Illinois has been virtually stagnant for almost 20 years. Read about the dynamics between the community and government in the clean-up process. 
Air pollution smoke rising from a plant tower

Smoke rises from a plant tower, polluting the air. (Public Domain)

State University College at Buffalo
Susan Anenberg, an expert in public health and environmental science, sat down with Planet Forward to discuss the implications that unchecked pollution can have on human life.

President Trump addressed Congress on Tuesday night. (Source: Video feed)

Northwestern University
Earlier Tuesday, Trump signed an order for the EPA to reconsider a rule that clarifies its oversight of more than half the nation’s bodies of water.
The George Washington University, Spring 2016 Editorial Intern
It’s time to think before you drink.

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