The E.P.A.’s Top 10 Toxic Threats, and Industry’s Pushback

The Environmental Protection Agency published a list of potential threats it would evaluate first under a new law. Interest groups are lining up in opposition.

TRUMP RULES: Why Is the E.P.A. Soft on Toxic Chemicals? An Industry Insider Gets Her Way

A scientist who worked for the chemical industry now dictates policy on hazardous chemicals. Within the E.P.A., there is fear that public health is at risk.

Crisis Is Over at Texas Plant, but Chemical Safety Flaws Remain

By CLIFFORD KRAUSS, HIROKO TABUCHI and HENRY FOUNTAIN September 5, 2017 CROSBY, Tex. — Residents have returned to their homes here in the shadow of the Arkema chemical plant now that the fires at the plant are out and the immediate...

New Hazard in Storm Zone: Chemical Blasts and ‘Noxious’ Smoke

By JULIE TURKEWITZ, HENRY FOUNTAIN and HIROKO TABUCHI August 31, 2017 HOUSTON — A series of explosions at a flood-damaged chemical plant outside Houston on Thursday drew sharp focus on hazards to public health and safety from the...

Harvey’s Toll on Energy Industry Shows a Texas Vulnerability

Supply disruptions and environmental damage raise questions about the concentration of refineries and chemical plants along the exposed Gulf Coast.