Stories tagged: EPA
UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 5:52 p.m.
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency paid just $50 a night to stay in a Capitol Hill condominium linked to a prominent Washington lobbyist whose firm represents fossil fuel …
UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 5:51 p.m.
The U.S. government has asked a judge to approve an agreement with Beaverhead County to upgrade a small Montana community’s drinking water system after years of finding excessive contamination and …
UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 6:07 p.m.
The Trump administration is expected to announce that it will roll back automobile gas mileage and pollution standards that were a pillar in the Obama administration’s plans to combat climate …
UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 6:45 p.m.
Northport residents renew calls for air monitoring after state modeling says a Canadian smelter is polluting their town
Northport residents want air quality monitors installed after state modeling suggested a Canadian smelter could be blanketing their town with heavy metals.
Fri., March 2, 2018, 2:47 p.m.
President Donald Trump on Friday picked a chemical industry insider to run the Environmental Protection Agency office that oversees emergency response to hazardous spills and cleanups of the nation’s most …
Thu., March 1, 2018, 9:48 a.m.
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency, facing ongoing criticism about his taxpayer-funded, first-class travels, says he plans to spend more time in coach.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 3:45 p.m.
A Republican-led congressional committee is demanding records related to premium-class flights taken by Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt.
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, 9:59 p.m.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has canceled a nearly weeklong trip to Israel, agency officials confirmed Sunday.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 5:36 p.m.
The Environmental Protection Agency says it has reached a $1.2 million settlement with Amazon over the sale of illegal pesticides. It’s one of the largest penalties assessed under federal pesticides …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 3:55 p.m.
The Trump administration is targeting federal funding for studying and tracking climate change while boosting the continued burning of planet-warming fossil fuels.
Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 11:01 a.m.
Scott Pruitt once said Trump ‘would be more abusive to the Constitution than Barack Obama – and that’s saying a lot’
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said in a 2016 interview that “Donald Trump in the White House would be more abusive to the Constitution than Barack Obama,” according to …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 11:53 a.m.
The Environmental Protection Agency has reached an agreement that could conclude the cleanup of mining waste in Butte and remove the area from the Superfund list.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 10:11 a.m.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Cathy Stepp wore a fake nose and sunglasses to try to help her daughter pass a 2011 Wisconsin driving test after she failed her initial …
Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 9:27 a.m.
Federal officials are proposing approving Idaho’s request to loosen field burning rules that backers say offer more flexibility to disperse smoke away from people but that health advocates say will …
Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 3:10 p.m.
Thousands of federal employees began their weekends gripped with doubt, uncertain of when they’ll be able to return to work and how long they’ll have to go without being paid …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 1:48 p.m.
Hanford regulators have ordered the Department of Energy not to restart demolition of the nuclear reservation’s highly radioactively contaminated Plutonium Finishing Plant until regulators agree the work can be done …
Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 12:26 p.m.
Washington Sen. Doug Ericksen says rumors of his appointment to a job with the Environmental Protection Agency are false and that he’s running for re-election this year.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 9:54 p.m.
Washington Sen. Doug Ericksen has been appointed as the senior adviser to the Region 10 administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency.
Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 10:09 a.m.
The Environmental Protection Agency is touting cleanups at seven of the nation’s most polluted places as a signature accomplishment in the Trump administration’s effort to reduce the number of Superfund …
Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 12:19 p.m.
A group of the Environmental Protection Agency’s current and former advisory board members sued the agency Thursday over Administrator Scott Pruitt’s controversial decision to bar scientists who receive agency grants …
Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 12:21 p.m.
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency used public money to have his office swept for hidden listening devices and bought sophisticated biometric locks for additional security.
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 12:04 p.m.
Officials in western Oregon say 11,600 gallons of fuel spilled with an unknown amount entering the North Santiam River and a truck driver died after the tanker truck overturned and …
Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 11:57 a.m.
The Environmental Protection Agency is refusing to say whether President Donald Trump’s failed pick to oversee chemical safety will continue to work there as a senior adviser, a role that …
Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 12:17 p.m.
A government watchdog will examine whether the head of the Environmental Protection Agency misused taxpayer money by purchasing a soundproof booth for making private phone calls from his office.
Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 1:29 p.m.
Fourteen states, including Washington, and the District of Columbia announced Thursday that they are suing the Trump administration over what they say is a failure to enforce smog standards.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 10:12 p.m.
Nearly a year after at least 3,000 snow geese died in the toxic waters of a former open pit copper mine, the Environmental Protection Agency says it hasn’t decided yet …
Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 10:46 a.m.
North Carolina’s two Republican senators say they oppose President Donald Trump’s pick to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency, putting Michael L. Dourson’s nomination at serious risk.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 12:19 p.m.
The Environmental Protection Agency is advertising for a new Hanford nuclear reservation program manager, but the person may not live or work in the Tri-Cities.
Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 1:47 p.m.
When EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced a plan recently to forbid scientists who receive grants from the agency from serving as outside advisers, he singled out three key groups: the …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 7:51 p.m.
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency says he will replace the panels that advise him on science and public health issues with new members holding more diverse views.