Stories tagged: EPA
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 …
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.