Stories tagged: EPA
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 …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
The Trump administration is mandating that any studies or data from scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency undergo review by political appointees before they can be released to the public.
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017
Presidents usually use their first 100 days to highlight promises they made in the campaign and emphasize progress on their agenda. Donald Trump is no exception, becoming the first president …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 8:36 p.m.
The Trump administration has instituted a media blackout at the Environmental Protection Agency and barred staff from awarding any new contracts or grants.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 5:47 p.m.
SEATTLE – Two Republican state legislators from Washington have been chosen by President Donald Trump to help reshape the Environmental Protection Agency. The Seattle Times reports that former state Sen. …
Wed., Jan. 18, 2017, 7:19 p.m.
Scott Pruitt, who repeatedly has sued the Environmental Protection Agency during his tenure as Oklahoma attorney general, declined to say Wednesday whether he would recuse himself from those ongoing cases …
Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 7:18 a.m.
The Environmental Protection Agency moved Friday to cement strict fuel economy requirements that force the auto industry to make new cars and trucks significantly more efficient, a decision that will …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 2:31 p.m.
An environmental group is suing the federal government to force Washington state to do more to protect Puget Sound from polluted runoff from roads, farms, logging and boats.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 12:59 p.m.
In a move signaling an intention to dismantle President Obama’s climate change and environmental legacy, President-elect Trump will nominate Scott Pruitt, the attorney general of the oil and gas intensive …
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 11:59 a.m.
The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday said it plans to require mining companies to show they have the financial wherewithal to clean up their pollution so taxpayers aren’t stuck footing …
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 3:20 p.m.
The Environmental Protection Agency has criticized as inadequate a draft study the Army Corps of Engineers did on a proposed coal-export project in Washington state.
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 2:28 p.m.
The Obama administration has decided not to change government fuel economy requirements for cars and light trucks despite protests from automakers.
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 9:36 a.m.
The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday finalized water-quality rules for Washington state tied partly to how much fish people eat, approving some aspects of the state’s plan but deciding in …
Sun., Oct. 9, 2016
The issue of biomass became hotter this year after 100 forest scientists sent the EPA administrator a letter about the science of biomass.
Sat., Oct. 1, 2016
Congress still could pass a simple carbon tax, which would offer the cheapest route to greening the economy
Mon., Sept. 12, 2016, 6:09 p.m.
A 5.8-magnitude earthquake and a series of smaller aftershocks in Oklahoma led to the discovery of a new fault line and stoked fears among some scientists about activity along other …
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
A Colorado mine that spilled 3 million gallons of contaminated wastewater into rivers in three Western states was designated a Superfund site Wednesday, clearing the way for a multimillion-dollar federal …
Sat., Aug. 20, 2016
Harley-Davidson agreed to pay $15 million to settle a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency complaint over engine devices for motorcycles that the EPA said caused excessive pollution.
Wed., Aug. 3, 2016, 6:24 p.m.
A federal judge on Wednesday set a timeline for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to finalize water-quality rules designed to protect human health in Washington state.
Mon., Aug. 1, 2016, 1:49 p.m.
An Idaho environmental group that accused a nationwide plastic bag producer of violating federal laws on reporting toxic waste says it made a mistake.
Mon., July 25, 2016, 10:11 a.m.
The Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday that it will use its authority under the Clean Air Act to impose limits on aircraft emissions.
Sun., July 24, 2016, 6:44 p.m.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has fined a lumber mill on the Colville Reservation $89,000 for repeated clean-air violations.
Tue., June 14, 2016, 12:51 p.m.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says BP Products North America Inc. has agreed to pay $275,000 in penalties and reduce pollution at its Whiting Refinery to resolve water and air …
Mon., May 23, 2016, 12:29 p.m.
New Mexico became the first state to sue the federal government and the owners of two mines over the release of 3 million gallons of wastewater from a southern Colorado …
Wed., May 18, 2016, 4:23 p.m.
Nearly 40 years of work in Spokane to clean up the air recently got a new approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency