AP FACT CHECK: Trump's impeachment rage, Bloomberg on coal

WASHINGTON (AP) — As near-certain impeachment closes in on him, President Donald Trump raged at his accusers, the Democrats. In the process, he offered a highly selective account of the testimony of a...

Watchdog: Interior official's meetings broke ethics rule

WASHINGTON (AP) — An assistant Interior secretary broke federal ethics rules by twice meeting with his old employer, a conservative Texas-based policy group, to discuss legal tussle...

Watchdog faults rushed EPA rulemaking on glider trucks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration rushed to exempt a type of super-polluting cargo truck from clean air rules without conducting a federally mandated study on how it would impact public healt...

US feels the heat as Trump pulls out of global climate pact

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is aiming to make the annual U.N.-sponsored climate talks underway in Madrid the last ones for full participation by the United States, which is the world's No...

EPA rejects ban on poison bombs against cattle predators

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trappers can keep using sodium cyanide bombs to kill coyotes and other livestock predators, the Trump administration said Thursday, rejecting calls for a ban despite repeated instanc...

US feels the heat as Trump pulls out of global climate pact

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is aiming to make the annual U.N.-sponsored climate talks underway in Madrid the last ones for full participation by the United States, which is the world's No...

Senate approves successor to Rick Perry as energy secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s pick to succeed Rick Perry as energy secretary has won easy Senate confirmation. That’s despite one senator’s objections the nominee hadn’t fully answered qu...

EPA prosecutions of polluters approach quarter-century lows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department figures show criminal prosecution and convictions of polluters have fallen to quarter-century lows under the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency...

AP Exclusive: Climate said to imperil 60% of Superfund sites

WASHINGTON (AP) — At least 60 percent of U.S. Superfund sites are in areas vulnerable to flooding or other worsening disasters of climate change, and the Trump administration’s reluctance to directly ...

Energy nominee distances himself from Ukraine investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s nominee to replace Rick Perry as energy secretary is distancing himself from the Ukraine investigation dogging Perry. Deputy Energy Secreta...

Ex-government health chief joins warnings about EPA proposal

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former top government environmental health official joined health experts on Wednesday in expressing alarm as the Trump administration moves forward with a proposal that scientists...

Interior proposes coveted deal to ex-client of agency head

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department is proposing to award a contract for federal water in perpetuity to a water district that had employed Secretary David Bernhardt. Environmen...

Trump administration eases Obama-era rule on coal pollution

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is proposing easing more Obama-era protections on contaminants from coal-fired power plants. Environmental Protection Agency administrator ...

Automakers side with Trump in legal fight with California

WASHINGTON (AP) — General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota and many others in the auto industry are siding with the Trump administration in a lawsuit over whether California has the right to set its own ...

Schumer proposes $462 billion car swap - gas for electric

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is moving Democrats' climate talk to where the rubber meets the road, proposing a $462 billion trade-in program to get millions of Americans out ...