Stories tagged: EPA
Thu., April 13, 2017, 8:59 p.m.
The Trump administration has hit the pause button on an Obama-era regulation aimed at limiting the dumping of toxic metals such as arsenic and mercury by the nation’s power plants …
Thu., April 13, 2017, 11:40 a.m.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has told workers at the nation’s largest underground coal mining complex the “regulatory assault” on the coal industry is over.
UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017, 11:31 p.m.
A Washington state senator who has been juggling his legislative duties while working in the Trump administration has collected nearly $6,000 from the state in daily expense allowances so far …
Thu., April 6, 2017, 6:12 a.m.
Environmental Protection Agency officials are proposing to eliminate two programs focused on limiting children’s exposure to lead-based paint – which is known to cause damage to developing brains and nervous …
UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017, 9:55 p.m.
Fairchild Air Force Base says groundwater that supplies nearby homes may have been contaminated by a fire-extinguishing foam that the Air Force stopped using last year after a recommendation by …
Sat., April 1, 2017
Trump’s beliefs about climate change and carbon emissions and economic impacts are an affront to science.
Sat., April 1, 2017
Other countries are setting rules for tighter fuel efficiency. California would actually be doing the industry a favor by pushing it to make products more competitive in other markets.
Thu., March 30, 2017, 9:08 a.m.
Residents of a Montana community where health officials say hundreds of people have been killed by asbestos poisoning have until the end of the month to contact environmental officials to …
Wed., March 29, 2017, 10:38 p.m.
The Trump Administration on Wednesday denied a petition by environmental groups that sought to ban a common pesticide used on citrus fruits, apples, cherries and other crops, reversing a push …
Tue., March 28, 2017
We should revert to the budget’s role as an exercise in political choice, not an instrument of economic policy.
UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 3:43 p.m.
President Donald Trump plans to sign a far-reaching executive order Tuesday to promote domestic oil, coal and natural gas by reversing much of his predecessor’s efforts to address climate change.
Sun., March 26, 2017, 2:34 p.m.
Washington state and Oregon will fight attempts by President Donald Trump to weaken environmental protection laws, the Democratic governors of the two states say.
Sun., March 26, 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting public comments on its plans to rebuild a waste repository in the Canyon Creek area, near Wallace.
UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017, 10:49 p.m.
Idaho officials on Thursday approved rules loosening restrictions on agricultural field burning that health advocates say will lead to breathing problems for some residents.
Tue., March 14, 2017, 3:22 p.m.
Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., has long been one of the nation’s most powerful climate-change skeptics
Tue., March 7, 2017
We like clean air and water; safer vehicles; effective drugs; honest financial markets; uncontaminated food and much more. But we dislike the burden of collective compliance.
Thu., March 2, 2017, 4:16 p.m.
The Environmental Protection Agency is withdrawing an Obama-era request that oil and natural gas companies provide information on methane emissions at oil and gas operations.
UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 6:29 p.m.
The Office of Management and Budget has suggested deep cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget that would reduce its staff by one-fifth in the first year and eliminate several …
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 12:52 p.m.
Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt occasionally used private email to communicate with staff while serving as Oklahoma’s attorney general, despite telling Congress that he always used a state email …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 7:25 p.m.
U.S. environmental chief Scott Pruitt unveiled plans to roll back at least three Obama-era rules at the EPA while vowing to give businesses “regulatory certainty.”
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 10:03 p.m.
Facing pushback from industry and Republicans in Congress, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency delayed on Friday a proposal that would require mining companies to show they have the financial wherewithal …
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 11:41 a.m.
In his previous role as Oklahoma’s attorney general, the Environmental Protection Agency’s new administrator regularly huddled with fossil fuel firms and electric utilities about how to combat federal environmental regulations …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 4:20 p.m.
In his first full work day as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt made clear Monday that he intends to step back from what he sees as the …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 3:29 p.m.
Scott Pruitt, who as Oklahoma’s attorney general spent years suing the Environmental Protection Agency over its efforts to regulate various forms of pollution, was confirmed Friday as the agency’s next …
Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 3:01 p.m.
Hundreds of current and former employees of the Environmental Protection Agency are speaking out against President Donald Trump’s pick to head the department.
Sat., Feb. 4, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
The Trump administration said this week it has thawed its temporary freeze on contract and grant approvals at the Environmental Protection Agency, with all $3.9 billion in planned spending moving …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 7:50 p.m.
Republicans suspended Senate committee rules Thursday to muscle President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency toward confirmation after Democrats boycotted a vote.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 7 p.m.
The former head of President Donald Trump’s transition team at the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday he expects the new administration to seek significant budget and staff cuts.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 8:26 p.m.
WASHINGTON – The Trump administration is scrutinizing studies and data published by scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency, while new work is under a “temporary hold” before it can be …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 9:31 p.m.
From nuclear waste on the Hanford Reservation to toxic mining pollution in the Coeur d’Alene River Basin, the federal government is in charge of multiple cleanups of highly polluted sites …