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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
April 18, 2020
White House moves to weaken EPA rule on toxic compounds
The Trump White House has intervened to weaken one of the few public health protections pursued by its own administration, ...
April 17, 2020
EPA guts rule credited with cleaning up coal-plant toxic air
The Trump administration on Thursday gutted an Obama-era rule that compelled the country's coal plants to cut back emissions ...
March 30, 2020
New Trump mileage standards to gut Obama climate effort
President Donald Trump is poised to roll back ambitious Obama-era vehicle mileage standards and raise the ceiling on damaging ...
March 27, 2020
Trump's push to open economy could come at cost of lives
The contrast could hardly be more stark. Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York has said that if all of his sweeping, expensive ...
March 27, 2020
Citing virus, EPA has stopped enforcing environmental laws
The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday abruptly waived enforcement on a range of legally mandated public health and ...
March 25, 2020
The Latest: New Zealand declares state of emergency
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 422,000 people and killed over 18,000. The COVID-19 ...
March 24, 2020
Oil industry cites virus in seeking broad pollution waivers
The Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday that it’s reviewing a request from the oil and gas industry to ease ...
March 24, 2020
Trump agencies steadily push rollbacks as pandemic rages
The Trump administration is rejecting appeals to slow its deregulatory drive while Americans grapple with the coronavirus, ...
March 14, 2020
Pipeline owner agrees to pay $60M over 2015 California spill
The owner of an oil pipeline that spewed thousands of barrels of crude oil onto Southern California beaches in 2015 will pay ...
February 28, 2020
US considers more water recycling _ including from oilfields
The Trump administration moved Thursday on a water-recycling push it says could get good use out of more of the wastewater ...
February 21, 2020
EPA will regulate two toxic chemicals in drinking water
The Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that it plans to regulate two nonstick and stain-resistant compounds ...
February 20, 2020
Toxic Superfund cleanups decline to more than 30-year low
The Trump administration completed the fewest cleanups of toxic Superfund sites last year than any administration since the ...
February 11, 2020
Push to scale back US environmental law draws ire at hearing
The Trump administration on Tuesday hosted the first of two hearings on its proposal to speed energy and other projects by ...
February 10, 2020
Trump calls for slashing funding for toxic Superfund cleanup
President Donald Trump asked Congress on Monday to slash funding for the Superfund program around the country, despite ...
February 08, 2020
Accusations follow EPA's ouster of California regional boss
The Environmental Protection Agency abruptly pushed out its top regional official for California and other points West, ...
January 23, 2020
Trump rollback could leave waterways vulnerable to pollution
The Trump administration on Thursday ended federal protection for many of the nation's millions of miles of streams, arroyos ...
January 15, 2020
Trump administration signals compromise on gas mileage rules
The Trump administration is signaling that it could increase fuel economy standards, possibly compromising on its push to ...
January 14, 2020
Australian Open qualifying begins despite poor air quality
Smoke haze and poor air quality caused by wildfires temporarily suspended practice sessions for the Australian Open at ...
January 03, 2020
Backlog of toxic Superfund clean-ups grows under Trump
The Trump administration has built up the biggest backlog of unfunded toxic Superfund clean-up projects in at least 15 years, ...
December 22, 2019
Scientists struggle to save seagrass from coastal pollution
Peering over the side of his skiff anchored in the middle of New Hampshire’s Great Bay, Fred Short liked what he saw.
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