Probe faults premium travel by former EPA head, bodyguards

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency's internal watchdog says former agency head Scott Pruitt and his bodyguards improperly spent $124,000 in federal funds on premium-class flights, a...

Trump easing offshore drilling safety rules from Deepwater

PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) — The Trump administration is easing safety rules adopted after the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon blowout, the worst offshore oil disaster in U.S. history. The In...

Nevada urges GOP to drop new push on nuclear waste dump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nevada lawmakers want Republicans to end a renewed effort aimed at creating a national nuclear waste dump in the Nevada desert. The lawmakers say the ensuing political battle will on...

EPA reaffirms weed killer safe for users as court cases grow

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is reaffirming that a popular weed killer is safe for users, even as legal claims mount from people who blame the herbicide for their cancer. ...

Trump administration reevaluating offshore drilling plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is reevaluating its controversial plan to sharply expand offshore drilling as it responds to a court ruling that blocked drilling off Alaska. ...

Watchdogs open 2nd ethics probe of top Interior officials

WASHINGTON (AP) — Internal investigators at the Interior Department say they have launched another ethics probe involving top officials at the agency. Tuesday's announcement comes a ...

Americans' energy use surging despite climate change concern

WASHINGTON (AP) — Surging use of climate-changing fossil fuels has driven Americans' energy consumption to a record high. A report this week from the U.S. Energy Information Administ...

Former US Interior boss parlays post into private career

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Former U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is quickly parlaying his time in President Donald Trump's cabinet into a lucrative private career. He's landed a more...

Interior watchdog probes agency's newly confirmed chief

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department's internal watchdog has launched an ethics investigation of newly confirmed Interior Secretary David Bernhardt. Deputy Interior Inspector Ge...

Senate panel backs Interior pick despite conflict allegation

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel has voted to put a former Washington lobbyist in charge of the Interior Department despite intense debate among senators over his links to former clients. ...

Senators consider ex-oil and gas lobbyist to head Interior

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee to head the Interior Department is promising to cut regulation for businesses without sacrificing environmental interests if he wins confirmation. ...

Perry defends plan for Nevada nuclear-waste storage site

WASHINGTON (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry is defending the Trump administration's plans to collect and store nuclear waste from around the country in a site northwest of Las Vegas. ...

Ethics body questions ex-EPA chief's $50-a-night condo deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal ethics officials are balking at a $50-a-night Washington condo deal by former Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt. The Office of Government E...

Army bill for public records on contaminant: About $300,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Army is putting a nearly $300,000 price tag on releasing the results of water tests for a dangerous contaminant at its installations. The Army told the Env...

EPA bans consumer sales of paint stripper linked to deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is banning consumer sales of a paint stripper after personal appeals by families of men who died while using the product. The fi...