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Nation Jul 07Renewable sources of electricity outpace nuclear plants
WASHINGTON — For the first time in decades, the United States got more electricity from renewable sources than nuclear power in March and April.
Politics Jul 03Court rejects Pruitt’s delay of Obama-era methane rule
A federal appeals court said the EPA head overstepped his authority in trying to delay a new rule requiring companies to monitor and reduce methane leaks.
Nation May 2522 GOP senators want U.S. to pull out of Paris climate accord
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and 21 other Republicans on Thursday urged President Donald Trump to follow through on his campaign pledge to pull out of the Paris climate accord.
Nation May 12EPA clears way for massive mine near pristine Alaskan bay
The Trump administration settled a lawsuit Friday over the proposed development of a massive gold and copper mine at the headwaters of one of Alaska's premier salmon fisheries.
Politics May 09White House postpones climate change meeting
It's the second time a meeting of top aides on climate has been delayed. Ivanka Trump will meet separately with EPA chief Scott Pruitt and Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska…
Politics Mar 23GSA: Trump DC hotel not in violation of government lease
In a letter to the Trump Organization, General Services Administration Contracting Officer Kevin M. Terry says it has determined that the president's business is in "full compliance."…
Politics Feb 17Senate confirms Pruitt as head of EPA
Scott Pruitt was approved Friday by a vote of 52-46, over the strong objections of environmental groups.
Nation Feb 02GOP senators move Trump EPA pick ahead as Dems boycott vote
Republicans voted to send to the full Senate the nomination of President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency.
Politics Dec 07Trump picks Oklahoma attorney general to lead EPA
President-elect Donald Trump is expected to nominate Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, a source close to Pruitt said Wednesday. Environmental groups quickly denounced the choice.
Politics Nov 22In shift, Trump says humans may be causing global warming
President-elect Donald Trump appears to be softening his tone on whether climate change is real and on his stated plans to scrap the recent multinational agreement to limit carbon emissions.