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Nation Oct 10EPA proposes upping testing for lead at schools in rule overhaul
Contrary to regulatory rollbacks in many other environmental areas, the administration has called dealing with lead contamination in drinking water a priority.
Politics Oct 06Aide: Perry pushed Trump for Ukraine call, for energy issues
Energy Secretary Rick Perry encouraged President Donald Trump to speak to Ukraine's president — but on energy and economic issues, Perry's spokeswoman said Sunday, addressing Perry's role in a telephone call that's at the center of a congressional impeachment probe…
Nation Sep 06Trump challenges California deal to limit car pollution
The U.S. Justice Department opened an antitrust probe into the July deal between Honda, Volkswagen, Ford and BMW to agree to stricter emissions standards than preferred by President Donald Trump.
Politics Sep 04Democrats propose spending trillions to fight climate change
The release of candidates' competing plans comes as issues of climate and the environment have become a central focus of the Democratic primary.
Nation Aug 30Electric bicycles could be coming to national park trails
Interior Secretary David Bernhardt has signed an order that classifies e-bikes as non-motorized bikes, allowing the-bikes on every federal trail where a regular bicycles can go.
Nation Aug 29Trump administration proposes rolling back methane emission limits
Methane, which contributes to climate change, is a component of natural gas that's frequently wasted through leaks or intentional releases during drilling operations.
Nation Aug 14How monarch butterflies could be harmed by Trump’s endangered species rules
The Trump administration's decision to consider costs when protecting endangered species could hurt monarchs, which compete for habitat with soybean and corn farmers.
Nation Aug 12Trump overhauls enforcement of Endangered Species Act
The changes allow the government to put an economic cost on saving a species and end blanket protections for species newly listed as threatened.
Nation Jul 30Opponent of nation’s public lands is picked to oversee them
Wyoming native William Perry Pendley has, for decades, championed ranchers and others in standoffs with the federal government over grazing and other uses of public lands.
Economy Jul 25California signs deal with automakers to raise gas mileage standards
Ford, BMW, Honda and Volkswagen are parties to the deal with the California Air Resources Board, which appears designed to pressure the administration and the rest of the auto industry into joining or reaching a compromise.