The Environmental Protection Agency issued new rules making it easier for oil and gas companies to release methane, a potent greenhouse gas. It's the Trump administration's third major step to roll back regulations aimed at combating global warming and climate…
After decades of research and debate, the EPA was on the cusp of banning all use of chlorpyrifos, a poison that attacks the nervous system. But in 2017, then-EPA administrator Scott Pruitt delayed a decision by five years. Science correspondent…
By Amanda Grennell
An EPA report on formaldehyde, more than a decade in the making, still hasn't been released to the public.
Critics say a proposed rule would allow asbestos to make a comeback. EPA officials say it will do the opposite, filling a loophole that companies could use to manufacture asbestos. Here's what you need to know.
And a look at how we got to this point.
By Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press
The EPA's newly named acting chief has promised to reach out to anxious staffers throughout the demoralized agency and to lawmakers of both political parties.
By Gretchen Frazee
A former coal lobbyist is set to take over the helm at the Environmental Protection Agency after EPA administrator Scott Pruitt resigned Thursday amid questions of unethical behavior.
Controversial and embattled EPA administrator Scott Pruitt has resigned. For months, Pruitt survived scandal after scandal, brushing off calls for his firing from members of both parties. On the policy front, Pruitt spearheaded President Trump's promised agenda of deregulation of…
Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt faces new allegations of impropriety. On top of the dozen or more different federal investigations underway into Pruitt, it's alleged that he asked an aide to help his wife secure a high-paying job. William…
By Michael Biesecker, Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press
House Democrats on Friday formally requested that the Justice Department investigate Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt for potential criminal conduct.
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