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Nation Feb 19Toxic Superfund cleanups decline to more than 30-year low
The federal government wrapped up cleanups at six Superfund sites around the country in the 2019 budget year, the fewest since three in 1986, EPA online records showed.
Economy Feb 18Trump delivers on water pledge for wealthy California farmers
Conservation groups say they fear the changes will deplete water supplies and speed extinction of endangered native fish. The administration denies that.
Nation Feb 14Trump’s $1.5 billion uranium bailout triggers rush of mining plans
President Donald Trump's proposal to prop up the country's nuclear fuel industry has emboldened at least one company to take steps toward boosting operations at dormant uranium mines around the West, including outside Grand Canyon National Park.
Nation Jan 23Trump administration set to remove protections against water pollution
An announcement on a final rule was expected as soon as Thursday.
Nation Jan 09WATCH: Trump unveils proposal that could speed up pipeline projects
President Donald Trump was set to present a proposed overhaul of the half-century old National Environmental Policy Act on Thursday.
Nation Jan 02Backlog of toxic Superfund clean-ups grows under Trump
The Trump administration has built up the biggest backlog of unfunded toxic Superfund clean-up projects in at least 15 years, nearly triple the number that were stalled for lack of money in the Obama era, according to 2019 figures quietly…
Nation Jan 01Trump deploys more troops to Middle East after U.S. Embassy attack
President Donald Trump ordered about 750 U.S. soldiers deployed to the Middle East as about 3,000 more prepared for possible deployment in the next several days.
World Dec 29U.S. strikes hit Iraqi militia blamed in contractor’s death
U.S. forces conducted “precision defensive strikes” against five sites of Kataeb Hezbollah, an Iran-backed Iraqi militia, a Defense Department official said.
Politics Dec 14AP Fact Check: Trump’s impeachment rage, Bloomberg on coal
As near-certain impeachment closes in on him, President Donald Trump raged at his accusers, the Democrats. In the process, he offered a highly selective account of the testimony of a damning witness and misrepresented the facts of a phone call…
Nation Nov 25Amid climate change, above-ground power lines grow in risk
Utilities say there’s no one best way to safeguard the millions of miles of U.S. power lines and that doing so would cost many billions of dollars.