"The EPA says it will fully investigate allegations from a public interest group that it illegally destroys the original versions of its internal communications and draft documents once they’re edited, according to an agency spokesman."
Journalism & Media
"EPA senior scientists say they were shoved aside last year by Trump appointees racing to revive a massive Mississippi flood control project vetoed in 2008 by the George W. Bush administration, according to documents obtained by E&E News under the Freedom of Information Act."
"Pesticides, sewage, mining waste, air pollution and trash — these new books address the toxic elements in our society."
"Although the formaldehyde assessment has grave implications for public health, Trump administration officials refused to allow the EPA to release it."
SEJournal has a new face — that of just-hired Associate Editor Frances Backhouse, a long-standing member of the Society of Environmental Journalists, and a veteran freelancer and author based in Canada. Backhouse will work with the SEJournal’s staff and volunteer editor team to bring in new features from volunteer contributors with journalistic and environmental expertise to share. Meet Backhouse and find out more about her role at the weekly online magazine.
High-impact environmental stories often come by tracking polluted air, whether from summer smog, wildfire smoke or numerous other sources. Reporter’s Toolbox offers a series of air pollution data reporting resources, including an interactive map of U.S. air quality monitors. Get the details, plus eight smart suggestions for critical stories from the air pollution data you tap.
Slashed news budgets and staff cuts have left many U.S. newsrooms short on time and resources for deep reporting on climate change and other complex topics. But two innovative projects at The Post and Courier in South Carolina — one enriching breaking news stories and the other fostering news outlet cooperation — aim at filling the void. Acclaimed journalist Tony Bartelme explains.
Prize-winning journalist Tony Bartelme and his local news team enter one of the East Coast’s largest, but lesser known estuaries, and come out with an account that awards judges called “gorgeously executed in the best tradition of storytelling about the environment.” Bartelme shares lessons of covering the challenges of an amorphous ecosystem, and touches on his long record of award-winning reporting, in the latest Inside Story.