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...

Experts look ways to curb deaths as fires get more severe

BILLINGS, Montana (AP) — Creating fire buffers between housing and dry brush, burying spark-prone power lines and lighting more controlled burns to keep vegetation in check could give people a better ...

As wildfires grow deadlier, officials search for solutions

BILLINGS, Montana (AP) — Creating fire buffers between housing and dry brush, burying spark-prone power lines and lighting more controlled burns to keep vegetation in check could give people a better ...

Trump says he's not firing Interior Secretary Zinke, for now

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's not firing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, for now. The Cabinet secretary faces a number of ethics probes, including one involving d...

Families take step toward suing EPA for toxic paint stripper

WASHINGTON (AP) — The mothers of two men killed by a toxic paint stripper have taken a first step toward suing the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to take quick action to remove the produc...

EPA puts off final decision on science transparency rule

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says it is putting off for at least a year any final announcement on a controversial proposal overhauling how the agency evaluates science. Critic...

Proposed rule change worries some about radiation regulation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Experts worry that the Environmental Protection Agency is planning changes in regulations that could lead to higher levels of radiation exposure for people on the job and others who ...

APNewsBreak: EPA says a little radiation may be healthy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is quietly moving to weaken U.S. radiation regulations, turning to scientific outliers who argue that a bit of radiation damage is actually good for you — li...

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...