EPA

EPA’s climate website removes resources to fight climate change

Dozens of references to “climate change” are nowhere to be found on the EPA’s new climate website<p>In George Orwell's infamous dystopian novel "1984," the so-called Ministry of Truth was an agency that spewed propaganda and had the power to administer what was true, and perhaps even more importantly, …

Climate

What Are Americans Most Afraid Of?

American's fears have reportedly shifted under Donald Trump's presidency, according to the results of a new survey. An in-depth examination was …

News (U.S.)

Trump says he will let JFK assassination documents be released

A gunman opened fire at a GOP legislator and staff baseball practice in Alexandria, VA on June 14. House Whip Steve Scalise was shot in the hip, two …

Donald Trump

Indiana county seeking money to clean up old refinery site

A southwestern Indiana county is seeking federal money to help clean up a 40-acre site that once housed an oil refinery.<p>Gibson County's commissioners …

Business

Illinois Pollution Control Board to rule on coal-ash pond complaint

A series of five-day hearings scheduled for next week will determine whether groundwater near coal-powered plants in Waukegan and other Illinois communities has been contaminated and whether those plants' coal ash storage sites are the cause, a spokesman for an environmental group said.<p>The Illinois …

Environment

Oil Refiners' Hope of Trump-Promised Deregulation Crushed by EPA

Prices for biofuel blending credits that drive oil refinery owners like Carl Icahn nuts plunged shortly after President Donald Trump’s inauguration. …

Business

Monsanto sues Arkansas officials over proposed limits on herbicide use

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Monsanto Co filed a lawsuit against Arkansas agricultural officials on Friday over a state proposal to bar sprayings next summer of a controversial type of weed killer manufactured by the company and rival BASF, according to court documents.<p>Last month, Arkansas moved just one …

Environment

There's a Smarter Way To Pick Infrastructure Projects

How well do we prioritize what to build or fix? Not well at all, says a new report.<p>The last time President Donald Trump spoke to the nation about his administration’s plan for infrastructure spending, he ended up defending the honor of violent white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia. Since …

Federal Reserve

Taking Trump-Skepticism Seriously

Leave Trump country, fly about 2,000 miles east to Washington, D.C., and you enter a different world. In Trump country 88 percent of Trump voters …

Politics

Deficit for 2017 hits $666 billion

The federal deficit for fiscal year 2017, which ended last month, hit $666 billion, according to new numbers released Friday by the Treasury Department and White House budget office.<p>That's $80 billion higher than the year before.<p>The deficit reached 3.5% of the size of the economy, or GDP. In 2016, …

Economy

A Beautiful Italian Town Will Pay You Up to $2350 to Move There

For quaint Italian villages, the future is looking lonely. Small towns in the country have fast-dwindling populations as younger residents move away …

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A Month Later, U.S. Is Failing With Its Food and Water Crisis in Puerto Rico

It's been a month since supercharged Hurricane Maria delivered a devastating blow to Puerto Rico, and people are still suffering without food, water …

Water

While you weren’t looking: 5 things from this week that didn’t involve Trump’s condolence calls

While the media spent the past week fixated on the feud between President Donald Trump and Rep. Frederica Wilson over what Trump did or did not say …

Women's News

Scott Pruitt Ends an Obama Administration Abuse of Power

The EPA administrator has announced he will end the 'sue and settle' scheme implemented by his predecessors.<p>There’s a new day dawning at the …

Scott Pruitt

EPA removes more references to climate change from its website

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has scrubbed more references to climate change from its website.<p>A watchdog group on Friday highlighted …

Climate

Trump Administration Backs Off Efforts To Ease Ethanol Mandates

Under pressure from the biofuel’s sector, the Trump administration has backed off its plan to ease the nation’s ethanol mandates. The decision, however, runs counter to the desires of the petroleum industry that has said that such compliance is expensive and questionable.<p>The U.S. Environmental …

Energy

Chemical industry insider now shapes EPA policy

WASHINGTON — For years, the Environmental Protection Agency has struggled to prevent an ingredient once used in stain-resistant carpets and nonstick …

Chemical Industry

Elderly woman injured in Willowbrook explosion caused by gasoline leak

Investigators said a gasoline leak into the water supply was the cause of a large explosion and fire at a condo building in south suburban …

American Red Cross

E.P.A. and Toxic Chemical Rules

An internal struggle has broken out in the Environmental Protection Agency over how to regulate toxic chemicals. These documents tell the backstory of the tension, which emerged after the Trump administration named an industry insider as a top agency regulator.

News (U.S.)

EPA head says he doesn’t meet with ‘polluters’

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) pushed back on accusations that he meets frequently with "polluters."Scott Pruitt's calendars …

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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has made no secret of his preference for industry over environmentalists.<p>But during a …

Climate

Trump nominees show up for work without waiting for Senate approval

Some lawyers and experts warn the administration may be bumping up against a 1998 law designed to prevent the president from doing an end-run around Congress.<p>The Trump administration is pushing the limits of an obscure federal law that restricts nominees from serving in federal positions before …

Politics

Editorial: Jerry Brown stops invasion of the cell phone antennas and other bad legislation

Sometimes good government is less about making good things happen than stopping bad things from happening.<p>In that spirit — thank you, Gov. Jerry …

Jerry Brown

Senators press EPA head for concessions on biofuels mandate

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is looking to make peace on biofuels standards with senators from big corn-growing states who could …

Business

Children to sue European countries over climate change

<b>(CNN) —</b> A group of Portuguese children whose district was ravaged by deadly forest fires this summer is to sue 47 European nations, accusing them of failing to take action on climate change.<p>The seven youngsters, aged eight to 18, are taking on the member states of the Council of Europe, who …

Climate

The people whom you should discuss climate change with

The Oct. 15 editorial “See it, say it: Climate change” discussed the connection between climate change and natural disasters, but it didn’t identify an audience for this discussion. We should “say it” to our members of Congress who have thus far refused to address the problem. And we should say it …

Climate

Americans' Appetite for Cheap Meat Linked to Widespread Drinking Water Contamination

(Photo: FP; Edited: LW / TO)<p>Scientists recently announced that the "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico, an area the size of New Jersey where oxygen …

Agriculture

House Committee Says 15 Trump Agencies Have Yet to Provide Travel Costs

Washington (AP) -- A House committee is demanding that 15 federal agencies fully account for senior officials' travel following reports of costly …

Business

MPCA to kick off a week of hearings on wild rice standard

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency kicks off a week of public hearings across the state Monday on changing a water quality standard that's meant …

Business

Expert: Water from a polluted Puerto Rico site 'safe to drink'

<b>Dorado, Puerto Rico (CNN) —</b> Water from three wells at a hazardous-waste site in Dorado, Puerto Rico, is safe for human consumption, according to tests conducted for CNN by a university lab.<p>The Santa Rosa well on the Superfund site, from which water has been distributed by the Puerto Rican water …

Water