Hundreds of mining claims fall neatly outside the new boundaries of Bears Ears National Monument, and a Navajo town scarred by uranium is bracing for new woes.
President Trump, showcasing his accomplishments near the end of his first year, said that for every new regulation, his administration has killed 22.
An analysis of enforcement data at the E.P.A. shows a substantial drop in activity against polluters when compared to the Obama and Bush administrations.
Using information from a public database, the analysis covered activity during the first 266 days of E.P.A. leaders in the Trump, Obama and Bush administrations.
Some scientists and conservationists are saying plastic glitter is a pollutant, just like the microbeads that lawmakers are already phasing out.
Waste from a shoe factory has tainted groundwater in a Grand Rapids suburb. Some residents are skeptical of Michigan officials, who botched the response in Flint.