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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.
Nation Nov 21EPA prosecutions of polluters approach quarter-century lows
Justice Department figures show criminal prosecution and convictions of polluters have fallen to quarter-century lows under the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency.
Nation Nov 18Climate change imperils 60 percent of Superfund sites
A congressional watchdog agency report says the Trump administration’s reluctance to directly acknowledge global warming is deterring efforts to safeguard Superfund sites.
Nation Nov 04Trump administration eases Obama-era rule on coal pollution
The proposal overhauls a 2015 rule on release of contaminated wastewater from power plants.
Nation Oct 29Automakers side with Trump in legal fight with California
General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota and 10 smaller automakers are siding with the Trump administration in a lawsuit over whether California has the right to set its own greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy standards.
Politics Oct 19Impeachment inquiry puts spotlight on Perry, who shunned it
Long after more flamboyant colleagues flamed out of President Donald Trump's favor amid ethics scandals, low-profile and folksy Rick Perry survived in the Cabinet in part by steering clear of controversy. Until now.
Nation Oct 18Jane Fonda gets arrested again for climate change
Fonda said she plans to get arrested every Friday to advocate for urgent reduction in the use of fossil fuels.
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…