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U.S. President Trump visits a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall in Otay Mesa

Trump claims San Francisco’s homeless are polluting the ocean with needles and threatens to fine the city

San Francisco's mayor dismissed Trump's claims and said that the city has one of the US's "most effective" waste systems, which filters out debris.
View of semi-submerged automobile wreckage lining the shore of acu rve of the Cuyahoga River (looking south), near Jaite, Ohio, 1968. A railroad bridge is visible in the background.

Vintage EPA photos reveal what US waterways looked like before pollution was regulated

In the years after the US Environmental Protection Agency was founded, the agency dispatched photographers to document pollution and contamination.
President Donald Trump takes a drink of water while speaking in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., November 15, 2017.

6 ways the Trump administration has tried to roll back environmental protections that keep US drinking water safe

The rules Trump has slashed have made it easier for corporations to dump pollutants into water systems and America's drinking water.
In 2016, 4 billion pounds of plastic was used in US bottled water production.

12 facts that show why bottled water is one of the biggest scams of the century

Some Americans get their water for free from the tap. The rest pay for it — at the cost of $100 billion a year.

Dangerous ‘forever chemicals’ have been found in US drinking water at alarmingly high rates — here’s what to know about PFAS

On military bases and in cities and towns around the country, people are exposed to dangerously high levels of artificially produced PFAS chemicals.
Former EPA administrator Scott Pruitt (right)

What to know about Andrew Wheeler, who President Trump just nominated to head the Environmental Protection Agency

Andrew Wheeler has been acting administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency since Scott Pruitt resigned. Trump wants to make it official.
A 1973 photo of an illegal dumping site helps show what many areas looked like before EPA protections kicked in.

9 noteworthy environmental protections Scott Pruitt was working to roll back at the EPA before his departure

Amidst all the scandals, Pruitt pushed for rapid widespread rollbacks of environmental protections that many consider essential for human health and for keeping air and water clean, instead favoring the fossil fuel industry.

Scott Pruitt sent a bizarre, unapologetic resignation letter to Trump

Among other things, the now-former EPA administrator made a point of clearly and repeatedly saying that he served Trump. Pruitt is at the center of more than a dozen investigations surrounding his behavior at the EPA.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt resigns amid scandal

President Donald Trump announced on Thursday afternoon that his embattled Environmental Protection Agency chief, Scott Pruitt, had resigned.

Democrats want an investigation into Scott Pruitt’s ‘secret calendars’

Democratic lawmakers are pushing the Inspector General's office to investigate whether Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt may have violated the Federal Records Act with the use of "secret calendars" meant to conceal parts of his day to day operations.