• Texas Feb 27

    White House Climate Czar to AP: Texas Storm ‘a Wake-Up Call'

    President Joe Biden’s climate adviser said the deadly winter storm that caused widespread power outages in Texas and other states is a “wake-up call” for the United States to build energy systems and other infrastructure that are more reliable and resilient in the face of extreme-weather events linked to climate change

  • Biden Administration Dec 18, 2020

    Deal-Makers and Fighters Make Up Biden's New Climate Team

    Joe Biden has wrapped up a team heavy on deal-makers and fighters to lead his climate change

  • Biden Administration Dec 16, 2020

    5 Things to Know About Gina McCarthy, Biden's Pick for Domestic Climate Coordinator

    President-elect Joe Biden is expected to name Gina McCarthy as his domestic climate coordinator. Here are five things you need to know.

  • Donald Trump Jun 19, 2019

    US Air Quality is Slipping After Years of Improvement

    After decades of improvement, America’s air may not be getting any cleaner. Over the last two years the nation had more polluted air days than just a few years earlier, federal data shows. While it remains unclear whether this is the beginning of a trend, health experts say it’s troubling to see air quality progress stagnate. There were 15% more...

  • Donald Trump Jun 18, 2019

    US Air Quality is Slipping After Years of Improvement

    After decades of improvement, America’s air may not be getting any cleaner. Over the last two years the nation had more polluted air days than just a few years earlier, federal data shows. While it remains unclear whether this is the beginning of a trend, health experts say it’s troubling to see air quality progress stagnate. There were 15% more...

  • Asher Klein Sep 4, 2018

    EPA Watchdog: Agency Failed to Justify Pruitt's 24-7 Security Costs

    The Environmental Protection Agency failed to document any threats or security risks that warranted spending more than $3.5 million on unprecedented around-the-clock bodyguards for then-chief Scott Pruitt, the agency’s internal watchdog concluded on Tuesday....
    The EPA allowed Pruitt and his administrative team to increase the security detail to 19 agents, up from six for Pruitt’s predecessor. That “undocumented decision represents an...

  • Donald Trump Sep 3, 2018

    Trump's Pollution Rules Rollback to Hit Coal Country Hard

    It’s coal people like miner Steve Knotts, 62, who make West Virginia Trump Country. So it was no surprise that President Donald Trump picked the state to announce his plan to roll back Obama-era pollution controls on coal-fired power plants. Trump left one thing out of his remarks, though: northern West Virginia coal country will be ground zero for increased...

  • Donald Trump Aug 22, 2018

    US Plan for Coal Power Deregulation Could Cause More Deaths

    The Trump administration on Tuesday moved to prop up the declining coal industry with an overhaul of Obama-era pollution rules, acknowledging that the increased emissions from aging coal-fired plants could kill hundreds more people annually and cost the country billions of dollars.

  • Donald Trump Apr 9, 2018

    EPA Chief Spent Millions on Security and Travel: Sources

    Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt’s concern with his safety came at a steep cost to taxpayers as his swollen security detail blew through overtime budgets and at times diverted officers away from investigating environmental crimes. Altogether, the agency spent millions of dollars for a 20-member full-time detail that is more than three times the size of his predecessor’s part-time...

  • Donald Trump Oct 9, 2017

    Environmental Groups Denounce Trump Override of Climate Plan

    A coalition of left-leaning states and environmental groups are vowing to fight the Trump administration’s move to kill an Obama-era effort to limit carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. Speaking Monday in the coal-mining state of Kentucky, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said he would be issuing a new set of rules overriding the Clean Power Plan, the centerpiece...

  • Congress Oct 7, 2017

    Threats Against EPA Employees Up 50% in 2017

    Threats against employees of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have spiked 50 percent this year, according to an investigation by the News4 I-Team.

  • Donald Trump Jun 2, 2017

    Trump's Climate Decision Puts US on a Lonely Path: Analysis

    President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the landmark Paris climate accord sends an unmistakable message to the world: America First can mean America Alone. Trump’s move, announced with great fanfare in the White House Rose Garden on Thursday, immediately leaves the United States isolated on a paramount global concern. It demonstrates the U.S. is willing to back away...

  • NBC Mar 8, 2017

    Deep Proposed Budget Cuts Would Scrap EPA's Great Lakes Cleanup

    If President Donald Trump’s proposed budget is passed in its current form, funding to monitor and clean up toxins in the Great Lakes would virtually disappear. In Trump’s preliminary budget, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) would be slashed by 97 percent, dropping from $300 million to about $10 million. The Environmental Protection Agency is the single-largest financer of the...

  • United States Jan 12, 2016

    VW CEO Plans to Submit Emissions Fixes to EPA Chief

    Volkswagen’s new chief executive plans to present remedies for fixing diesel engines that cheat on emissions tests when he meets with the top U.S. environmental regulator this week....
    CEO Matthias Mueller said that as of now VW has only given technical data to the Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board. But he hopes to reach agreement with EPA...

  • climate change Oct 10, 2014

    Senators Descend on Miami Beach to Talk Climate Change

    Senators Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) sounded the alarm Thursday in Miami Beach about the potentially crippling effects climate change and rising sea levels could have on the city and accused change skeptics of “avoiding reality.”

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