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Politics Aug 15WATCH: Trump signs executive order to speed up permits for infrastructure projects
This is Trump's second executive order aimed at streamlining infrastructure projects.
Politics Aug 14EPA plans to rewrite Obama-era limits for coal power plant wastewater
WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency says it plans to scrap an Obama-era measure limiting water pollution from coal-fired power plants. A letter from EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt released Monday as part of a legal appeal said he will seek…
World Aug 04U.S. court upends murder conviction of Blackwater contractor
A federal appeals court today overturned the first-degree murder conviction of a former Blackwater security contractor, ordering a new trial for the man prosecutors say fired the first shots in the 2007 slayings of 14 Iraqi civilians.
Politics Jul 25Pruitt rolls out plan to streamline cleanup of Superfund sites
Among the steps Pruitt outlined will be prioritizing sites that can be redeveloped or where nearby residents are still under threat from the spread of harmful chemicals.
Politics Jul 18House votes to delay Obama-era smog reductions
The measure delays by eight more years the implementation of 2015 air pollution standards issued by the Environmental Protection Agency under Obama.
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…