President Trump has announced that states will no longer be able to set their own fuel mileage and emissions standards, as they previously were empowered to do. California, for example, had an agreement with several automakers for voluntary adherence to…
By Richard Lardner, Associated Press
A directive signed Tuesday by EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said that "scientific advancements exist today" that permit the agency to better predict potential hazards to humans while reducing or avoiding animal testing.
In our news wrap Thursday, the Justice Department’s inspector general says former FBI Director James Comey mishandled memos of his conversations with President Trump. A report concluded Comey “set a dangerous example” by arranging for a journalist to see a…
By Associated Press
The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday reversed its preliminary decision allowing continued use of deadly sodium cyanide traps, blamed for injuring people and pets as well as their intended targets of coyotes and other predators.
By David Porter, Associated Press
New Jersey authorities said Wednesday they're working with federal officials to determine how widespread lead in Newark's drinking water might be, as the city handed out bottled water to residents for the third day in a row.
By Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press
Long-running research projects credited with pivotal discoveries about the harm that pesticides, air pollution and other hazards pose to children are in jeopardy or shutting down because the EPA will not commit to their continued funding.
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
The Senate confirmed former coal industry lobbyist Andrew Wheeler to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, despite concerns by Democrats and one Republican about regulatory rollbacks he's made in eight months as the agency's acting chief.
By John Flesher, Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press
Under strong pressure from Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday that it will move ahead this year with a process that could lead to setting a safety threshold for a group of highly toxic chemicals in drinking water.
Andrew Wheeler, the EPA's acting head, appeared before a Senate committee for confirmation hearings in his bid to keep the position on a permanent basis. But the government shutdown has brought many of the EPA's daily operations to a halt,…
In our news wrap Tuesday, a group of Democratic and Republican lawmakers say they met behind closed doors last night in hopes of forging a compromise to reopen the government. President Trump met with a group of House Republicans; the…
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