EPA's top watchdog quits amid probes of agency's leadership

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top watchdog at the Environmental Protection Agency is stepping down amid ongoing probes of the agency's leadership. EPA inspector general Arthur A. Elkins Jr. ...

Ousted EPA head Pruitt denies getting improper gifts, income

WASHINGTON (AP) — The scandal-plagued former chief of the Environmental Protection Agency is denying he got any improper gifts on the job. The EPA has released Scott Pruitt's financi...

Congress wants EPA to more quickly regulate unsafe chemicals

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican and Democratic lawmakers are pressing the Environmental Protection Agency to act faster to bring more hazardous chemicals and substances under regulation in the U.S. ...

EPA watchdog faults agency for Pruitt's 24-7 security costs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency's internal watchdog is faulting the agency for spending millions of dollars on around-the-clock security for former administrator Scott Pruitt. ...

EPA rethinking air pollution rule for power plants

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is rethinking a 2012 rule limiting mercury emissions and other pollutants from power plants. EPA spokeswoman Molly Block says th...

Trump administration less concerned about conserving oil

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the U.S., the Trump administration declares in a major new policy statement that threatens to undermine decades of government c...

US says conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the U.S. The Department of Energy announced the policy shift in a memo made pub...

EPA challenged rationale for administration mileage freeze

WASHINGTON (AP) — Internal documents show the Environmental Protection Agency privately questioned the Trump administration's finding that freezing Obama-era mileage standards would make drivers safer...

Toxics from manufacturing turn up in public water systems

HORSHAM, Pa. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is being urged to do more about contaminants turning up in public water systems in dozens of states. The agency is holding lis...

Trump team wants to roll back Obama-era mileage standards

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has proposed rolling back tougher Obama-era gas mileage requirements that are set to take effect after 2020. The administration also filed ...

Trump administration links gas mileage to risk for drivers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is arguing that better gas mileage will lead to greater risks for drivers because they'll spend more time behind the wheel. That point of v...

US says driving would be riskier if fuel standards tougher

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says people would drive more and be exposed to increased risk if their cars get better gas mileage, an argument intended to justify freezing Obama-era toughe...

EPA reverses order allowing polluting diesel truck engines

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is withdrawing a last-minute order by the agency's former chief that allowed super-polluting diesel truck engines. EPA chief Sco...

EPA chief: US needs a single standard for fuel efficiency

WASHINGTON (AP) — The acting chief of the Environmental Protection Agency says there should be a single national standard for fuel efficiency by cars and trucks, speaking out as a showdown looms with ...

EPA proposal to limit science studies draws opposition

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers are joining scientists in denouncing an industry-backed proposal to dramatically limit what kind of science the Environmental Protection Agency can consider in r...