Stories tagged: EPA
Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 12:31 p.m.
Several Democratic members of Congress are asking the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency whether three agency scientists were prevented from speaking at a conference because it included a …
Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 1:01 p.m.
Spurred by the chemical industry, President Donald Trump’s administration is retreating from a congressionally mandated review of some of the most dangerous chemicals in public use: millions of tons of …
Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, 12:52 p.m.
The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking to repeal tighter emissions standards for truck components, a rule adopted in the final months of the Obama administration aimed at controlling traditional air …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, 4:58 p.m.
The Environmental Protection Agency kept three scientists from appearing at a Monday event about a report that deals in part with climate change.
Sat., Oct. 21, 2017
Grand jury likely investigated but did not charge Pacific Steel in 2015 chlorine gas leak that killed employee
The U.S. Attorney’s Office likely impaneled a grand jury to investigate a 2015 chlorine gas leak at Pacific Steel and Recycling that killed one worker and seriously injured four others, …
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 2:47 p.m.
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is looking to make peace on biofuels standards with a group of senators from corn-growing states who could upend President Donald Trump’s nominees …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 1:34 p.m.
The Trump administration has handed a rare victory to environmentalists. It’s ordered two big corporations to pay for a $115 million cleanup at a Texas toxic waste site that may …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 9, 2017, 5:21 p.m.
The Trump administration will abandon the Obama-era clean power plan aimed at reducing global warming, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said Monday.
Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 9:04 a.m.
Environmental officials are releasing 40 million gallons of partially treated wastewater in Mississippi in advance of Hurricane Nate, trying to prevent a worse spill.
Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 4:15 p.m.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s inspector general is expanding an inquiry into Administrator Scott Pruitt’s frequent taxpayer-funded travel, the watchdog office said Friday.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 3:36 p.m.
The Trump administration is moving to roll back the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s efforts to slow global warming, seeking to ease restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power …
Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 1:03 p.m.
The Environmental Protection Agency says an unknown amount of a dangerous chemical linked to birth defects and cancer may have washed downriver from a Houston-area Superfund site during the flooding …
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 9:47 a.m.
Employees at the Environmental Protection Agency are attending mandatory training sessions this week to reinforce their compliance with laws and rules against leaking classified or sensitive government information.
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 3:38 p.m.
The U.S. government received reports of three spills at one of Houston’s dirtiest Superfund toxic waste sites in the days after the drenching rains from Hurricane Harvey finally stopped. Aerial …
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 8:09 p.m.
The Environmental Protection Agency will visit Lewiston on Thursday to collect public comments on Idaho’s application to write and administer wastewater discharge permits in the state. Idaho is one of …
Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 8:12 p.m.
The Tri-Cities’ top federal regulatory official for the Hanford nuclear reservation has retired after more than eight years in the job.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 9:12 p.m.
Long a center of the nation’s petrochemical industry, the Houston metro area has more than a dozen Superfund sites, designated by the Environmental Protection Agency as being among America’s most …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 8:49 p.m.
The Environmental Protection Agency says it plans to scrap an Obama-era measure limiting water pollution from coal-fired power plants.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 12:44 p.m.
One day after getting sued by 15 states, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt has reversed his decision to delay implementation of Obama-era rules reducing emissions of smog-causing air pollutants.
Thu., June 15, 2017, 1:19 p.m.
President Donald Trump once vowed to get rid of the Environmental Protection Agency “in almost every form,” leaving behind only “tidbits.” On Thursday, the man he appointed to lead the …
Wed., May 24, 2017, 5:41 p.m.
The House on Wednesday passed a Republican-backed measure reversing an Environmental Protection Agency requirement that those spraying pesticides on or near rivers and lakes file for a permit.
UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 9:16 a.m.
WASHINGTON – The Trump Administration budget released Tuesday slashes funding for the Environmental Protection Agency by nearly one-third, laying off thousands of employees while imposing dramatic cuts to clean air …
Mon., May 22, 2017, 11:50 a.m.
The EPA is setting aside $12 million of its fiscal 2017 budget allocation for a previously announced plan to offer employee buyouts and incentives for early retirements as part of …
Tue., May 9, 2017
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Liquor laws, May 11, 1934
UPDATED: Mon., May 8, 2017, 8:07 p.m.
EPA dismisses half of key board’s scientific advisers; Interior suspends more than 200 advisory panels
Both the Environmental Protection Agency and the Interior Department are overhauling a slew of outside advisory boards that inform how their agencies assess the science underpinning policies, the first step …
Sat., May 6, 2017, 2:33 p.m.
The Environmental Protection Agency has sidelined a website aimed at teaching schoolchildren about climate change, a public watchdog group has determined, as part of the agency’s efforts to align online …
UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 8:19 p.m.
Emboldened by the environmental rollbacks of President Donald Trump, state legislatures are following suit, taking aim at items as varied as solar incentives, chemical spill protections and even anti-pipeline protesters.
UPDATED: Tue., May 2, 2017, 7:03 p.m.
Seeking suggestions about what environmental regulations it should gut, the Trump administration on Tuesday got an earful from people who say federal rules limiting air and water pollution aren’t strict …
UPDATED: Sat., April 29, 2017, 10:51 p.m.
The Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday evening its website would be “undergoing changes” to better represent the new direction the agency is taking, triggering the removal of several agency websites …
Mon., April 24, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
A Seattle-based seafood processing company operating in Alaska will be assessed a $1.3 million civil penalty for violating clean air rules under a proposed settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection …