Senators consider former lobbyist as EPA's permanent chief

WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler's past lobbying work is expected to draw scrutiny at his confirmation hearing for the permanent post. A ...

EPA criminal action against polluters hits 30-year low

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency hit a 30-year low in 2018 in the number of pollution cases it referred for criminal prosecution, Justice Department data show. E...

Developers, not farmers, get biggest hit from wetlands rule

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump often points to farmers as some of the biggest winners from the administration's proposal last month rolling back federal protections for wetlands and waterway...

US orders refuges to staff for hunters despite shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is directing dozens of wildlife refuges to return to work to make sure hunters and others have access despite the government shutdown. ...

EPA proposes easing regulation of mercury from coal plants

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is considering backing off of its regulation of toxic mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants. In an announcement Friday,...

Administration moves closer to opening Arctic refuge for oil

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is acknowledging its plan to open Alaska's pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas development would affect polar bears, tribal hunters and m...

US debuts childhood-lead plan that critics say falls short

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has released a plan to reduce dangerous lead exposure for millions of American children, but it is already drawing criticism. The acting he...

Trump administration proposing major rollback of water rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is poised to withdraw federal protections for countless waterways and wetlands across the country. Tuesday's scheduled announcement at the Environmental Prot...

Landmark protections falling for air, land, and soon, water

WASHINGTON (AP) — One after another, landmark U.S. protections for climate, air and land are in the crosshairs of the Trump administration as his agency leaders move past early fumbles and scandals to...

Trump EPA proposes rolling back another Obama-era coal rule

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to roll back another coal regulation, this one for new coal plants. The agency's acting administrator, Andrew Wheel...

US coal consumption drops to lowest level since 1979

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal report says Americans are using less coal this year than at any time since Jimmy Carter's presidency. That's despite the Trump administration's efforts to revive the countr...

Trump dismantling US climate efforts as warnings grow dire

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has moved steadily to dismantle his predecessors' efforts against climate-changing coal, oil and gas emissions, even as warnings grow that climate change will ...

Trump energy nominee clears hurdle after fossil-fuel remarks

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate committee has approved the Trump administration's nominee for the top federal energy board after a video surfaced showing him declaring that renewable energy "screws up" the...

Trump: EPA's acting chief will be named to post permanently

WASHINGTON (AP) — Andrew Wheeler, a former congressional aide and lobbyist who has led the Environmental Protection Agency since his scandal-plagued predecessor resigned earlier this year, has gotten ...

Trump says will name EPA's acting chief to post permanently

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he will name the Environmental Protection Agency's acting head, Andrew Wheeler, to the post permanently. Trump made the announcement alm...