Stories tagged: EPA
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.
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.