Stories tagged: EPA
UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019, 4:41 p.m.
Government Accountability Office says Trump administration skirted some procedures and ethics rules in remaking the Environmental Protection Agency’s science advisory boards
Fri., July 12, 2019, 12:25 p.m.
The Trump administration is allowing a once-prohibited farm pesticide back on the market over objections from beekeepers.
UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 4:14 p.m.
A top Environment Protection Agency official who helped lead the Trump administration’s rollback of Obama-era restrictions of carbon emissions is resigning amid a congressional probe into whether he improperly aided …
UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 4:18 p.m.
The Trump administration has carried out a sweeping about-face on Obama-era efforts to fight climate change, easing restrictions on coal-fired power plants.
UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 5:01 p.m.
America’s air has been steadily getting cleaner, but the last two years that’s not been the case with more unhealthy air.
Tue., June 11, 2019, 5 a.m.
Attorney General Bob Ferguson sues Trump administration over water quality standards in Spokane River
The lawsuit alleges violations of federal law in the EPA’s decision last month to lessen standards for pollutants allowed into Washington waterways. The decision, which comes two years after federal …
Thu., May 16, 2019, 12:22 p.m.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s internal watchdog urged the agency on Thursday to look into recovering $124,000 in premium travel charges by former EPA head Scott Pruitt and his bodyguards. The …
UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019, 11:16 a.m.
The Environmental Protection Agency declined Thursday to compel General Electric to restart dredging in the Hudson River, despite calls from New York officials and environmentalists who say contaminant levels from …
Thu., April 4, 2019, 1:53 p.m.
The Environmental Protection Agency says the cleanup of a gasoline spill near the Lochsa River in north-central Idaho is going well and could be completed soon.
UPDATED: Thu., March 28, 2019, 10:47 p.m.
The Environmental Protection Agency says that there were no releases of hazardous contaminants at any of eight toxic waste sites in flooded parts of Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa
UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 8:53 p.m.
Spokane’s mayor is to testify before Congress on Thursday, asking for additional funding and support for cities trying to comply with federal clean water requirements.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 2:43 p.m.
Environmentalists and Democratic lawmakers were quick to criticize the plan, saying it effectively delays much-needed regulations on PFAS chemicals, which have been linked to cancer and other health defects after …
Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 11:26 a.m.
State Rep. Priscilla Giddings, R-White Bird, had two bills introduced this week, dealing with the Bunker Hill Superfund site and federal land rights-of-way.
Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 10:47 a.m.
The Environmental Protection Agency hit a 30-year low in 2018 in the number of pollution cases it referred for criminal prosecution, Justice Department data show.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 6:50 p.m.
The Trump administration on Friday targeted an Obama-era regulation credited with helping dramatically reduce toxic mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants, saying the benefits to human health and the environment …
Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 1:15 p.m.
The Environmental Protection Agency proposed another rollback Thursday aimed at easing controls on emissions from coal-fired power plants, this time for new ones, even as warnings mount from the agency’s …
Sun., Dec. 2, 2018
Industry requests to lower federal water quality standards are a threat to the public’s safety, putting economic gain over public health and the Spokane River we cherish.
Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 11:12 a.m.
President Donald Trump says he will name the Environmental Protection Agency’s acting head, Andrew Wheeler, to the post permanently.
Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 11:56 a.m.
A lawsuit by an Idaho utility against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency concerning water temperature standards below a hydroelectric project where federally protected fall chinook salmon reproduce has been put …
Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
A federal judge has ordered protection for salmon in the Columbia River basin from warm water temperatures that have been lethal to salmon and steelhead as the climate changes.
Fri., Oct. 5, 2018
Citing an ongoing federal review of a pollution standard the congresswoman and local interests say is unattainable by current technology, McMorris Rodgers asked the Department of Ecology this week to …
Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 7 p.m.
Scott Pruitt, the scandal-ridden former Environmental Protection Agency chief, denied on Wednesday that he had obtained any out-of-the-ordinary gifts as a result of his Cabinet-level post, dismissing allegations he received …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 4:11 p.m.
The Trump administration moved closer Tuesday to rolling back Obama-era rules reducing oil and gas industry leaks of methane gas, one of the most potent agents of climate change.
Sun., Aug. 26, 2018
Could we really be breathing coal smoke from Mississippi, as Gov. Jay Inslee suggested?
Sun., Aug. 26, 2018
Rules affecting the amount of cancer-causing chemicals flowing into the Spokane River will be reviewed by the Trump administration. Business and industry groups petitioned for the review last year, urging …
Thu., Aug. 23, 2018
Washington plans to sue Trump administration over proposed loosening of coal regulations.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 12:37 p.m.
A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping the widely used pesticide chlorpyrifos on the market despite extensive scientific evidence that even tiny …
Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 9:51 a.m.
The Nez Perce Tribe sent a delegation from its governing body to Washington, D.C., to discuss Idaho’s proposal to oversee water pollution.
Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 8:15 a.m.
The Frontier Hard Chrome Inc. Superfund Site has been officially deleted from the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Priorities List.
Sun., Aug. 5, 2018
The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed repeal of stringent vehicle emissions standards is the agency’s biggest assault on public health and the environment yet. The proposal would worsen climate change – …