Stories tagged: EPA
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 …
Thu., April 20, 2017, 2:57 p.m.
The Environmental Protection Agency is again moving to derail Obama-era regulations aimed at reducing pollution from the fossil fuel industry.
Thu., April 20, 2017, 8:11 a.m.
Dow Chemical is pushing a Trump administration open to scrapping regulations to ignore the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to …
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 2:19 p.m.
The Environmental Protection Agency said this week that it would begin the process of shrinking its 15,000-employee workforce through buyouts, in the wake of President Donald Trump’s executive order last …
Sun., April 16, 2017, 2:50 p.m.
Just days after taking office, President Donald Trump invited American manufacturers to recommend ways the government could cut regulations and make it easier for companies to get their projects approved.
UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 7:06 p.m.
A BP oil and gas production well in Alaska’s North Slope blew out Friday morning, and on Saturday afternoon, the well was still not under control as responders fought subfreezing …
Fri., April 14, 2017, 11 a.m.
President Donald Trump’s top environment official called for an “exit” from the historic Paris agreement Thursday in what appeared to be the first time such a high-ranking official has so …
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.