The Navajo Nation and the state of New Mexico have settled with mining companies to resolve claims stemming from a 2015 spill that sent wastewater rushing downstream from the inactive Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado.
By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press
Critics charge that Tuesday’s rules give utilities far more time than before to replace old, lead-contaminated pipes and lines.
By Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press
Erin Brockovich, the environmental activist who shot to prominence after her successful lawsuit against the Pacific Gas & Electric Company in 1993, joins Christopher Booker to discuss her new book “Superman’s Not Coming: Our National Water Crisis And What We…
By Christopher Booker
Nearly 50 years ago, a power company received permission from North Carolina to build a reservoir by damming a creek near the coastal city of Wilmington. It would provide a source of steam to generate electricity and a place to…
By John Flesher, Associated Press
In our news wrap Thursday, firefighters in Southern California braved blistering heat to battle a raging wildfire. It broke out Wednesday in dense forest north of Los Angeles and has already scorched more than 10,500 acres. Also, another riot was…
By Ellen Knickmeyer, Marc Levy, Associated Press
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.
By Courtney Norris, Alex D'Elia
As the nation grapples with a pandemic and continued protests against systemic racism, calling for police reform, President Donald Trump is rolling back environmental regulations in an effort to deliver on some of his major campaign promises as November nears.
By Matthew Brown, Associated Press
Investigators in a report obtained by The Associated Press say a senior Trump administration official misused his office for private gain by capitalizing on his government connections to help get his son-in-law hired at the Environmental Protection Agency.
By Mark Sherman, Associated Press
The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that sewage plants and other industries cannot avoid environmental requirements under landmark clean-water protections when they send dirty water on an indirect route.
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