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Politics Oct 15WATCH: Amy Coney Barrett deflects Sen. Harris’s questions on climate change
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett refused to say whether she accepts the science of climate change, saying she lacks the expertise to know for sure and calling it a topic too controversial to get into.
Nation Oct 10AP FACT CHECK: Debate week’s twisted tales on virus, climate
Sidelined but not silenced, President Donald Trump demonstrated anew this past week he can’t be relied on to give a straight account of the disease that has afflicted millions, now including him. He heralded the arrival of a COVID-19 cure,…
Politics Sep 14WATCH: Trump ignores climate science in California wildfires briefing
California, Oregon and Washington state have seen historic wildfires that have burned faster and farther than ever before. Numerous studies in recent years have linked bigger wildfires in the U.S. to global warming from the burning of coal, oil and…
Science Aug 30Key air monitors offline after Laura hits Louisiana gas hub
Hazardous emissions from a chlorine plant fire, abruptly shuttered oil and gas refineries and still-to-be assessed plant damage are seeping into the air after Hurricane Laura, regulators say, but some key state and federal monitors to alert the public of…
Nation Aug 24Thousands allowed to bypass environmental rules in pandemic
The AP's findings run counter to statements in late June by Susan Bodine, EPA's assistant administrator for enforcement, who told lawmakers the pandemic was not causing "a significant impact on routine compliance, monitoring and reporting" and that industry wasn't widely…
Science Aug 13WATCH: Trump’s EPA drops methane emissions rule for oil, gas fields
Andrew Wheeler, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, signed the rollback of the 2016 methane emissions rule in Pittsburgh, in the heart of the nation's most prolific natural gas reservoir and in the premier presidential battleground state of Pennsylvania.
Economy Jul 29WATCH: Trump seeks out loyal donors in West Texas fracking fields
His visit on Wednesday comes during the state's fierce coronavirus outbreak. At the same time, a global oil and gas glut is putting the squeeze on Trump's loyal donors in the petroleum industry.
Politics Jul 29WATCH: Biden speaks during online event on the November election and the Latino community
Joe Biden participated in a virtual event hosted by UnidosUS Action Fund President and CEO Janet Murguía.
Politics Jul 14WATCH: Biden unveils plan to combat climate change and overhaul energy industry
The former vice president acknowledged that the economy is in “crisis” because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but said it offers "an incredible opportunity, not just to build back to where we were before, but better, stronger, more resilient and more…
Nation Jun 25Watchdogs say Trump’s 2019 Independence Day gala cost $13 million
Government watchdogs say President Trump’s Fourth of July gala in the nation’s capital last year cost taxpayers more than $13 million, twice as much as previous celebrations.