New EPA chief liked racist Obama memes, retweeted conspiracy theorist

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a history of social media engagement that includes liking a racist meme of the Obamas and retweeting a renowned conspiracy theorist.A look back at And…

Supreme Court declines to hear appeal in greenhouse gas case ruled on by Kavanaugh

The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to take up a lawsuit challenging a lower court ruling written by Justice Brett Kavanaugh when he was a judge on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.The decision to pass on …

Trump administration abruptly ends key law enforcement program at wildlife refuges

The Trump administration is abruptly ending a decades-long program that trained national wildlife refuge managers with law enforcement capabilities to police often remote spots of public land.The U.S. Fish an…

Big-game hunters infuriated by Trump elephant trophy debacle

Ten months after President Trump put a hold on a plan to allow imports of elephant parts from trophy hunts in Africa, frustration is beginning to boil over into anger among some of the president’s supporters who wan…

Five recent events stoking climate change fears

The Trump administration this month introduced rules that would roll back Obama-era regulations on vehicle emissions and coal fired plants, raising concerns in the scientific community about how a slower approach to…

EPA unveils new Trump plan gutting Obama power plant rules

The Trump administration on Tuesday unveiled its plan to replace former President Obama’s Clean Power Plan regul…

EPA unveils new Trump plan gutting Obama power plant rules

The Trump administration on Tuesday unveiled its plan to replace former President Obama’s Clean Power Plan regul…

Zinke takes forestry fight to fire-ravaged California

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is seizing on California’s wildfires to promote a policy long-supported by Republicans – that fires could be stopped if forests were logged.The former Montana congre…

Pruitt’s new problem with the GOP: Ethanol

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt is facing harsh criticism from two Republican senators who say he is failing to follow through on President Trump’s pro-ethanol agenda.The two senato…

Zinke cites ‘environmental disaster’ in sending park police to border

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is doubling down on his decision to send law enforcement officers from his department, including from the National Park Service and U.S. Park Police, to help apprehend illegal immigrants alon…

EPA spent $1,560 on customized fountain pens for Pruitt: emails

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shelled out $1,560 to pay for customized fountain pens for Administrator Scott Pruitt, according to internal emails.The 12 silver pens, made by a Washington-based jewelry s…

Pro-hunting Trump officials take ax to wildlife protections

The Trump administration is systematically rolling back protections for endangered wildlife and expanding rights for hunters, winning cheers from sporting associations but worrying environmentalists who fear it will lead…

EPA reverses course, lets reporters into hearing after outcry

In a reversal following media outcry, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it would allow all representatives from the media to attend the second half of a chemical summit that …

Media push back against EPA limiting reporters at chemical summit

A number of media outlets are pushing back at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for limiting the reporters allowed to cover part of its chemical summit on Tuesday–including one reporter who says she was forcibly…

Trump officials feared PR ‘nightmare’ from drinking water standards

One unnamed White House official called the expected fallout from the stronger recommendations “extremely painful” in an email.

Trump officials feared PR ‘nightmare’ from drinking water standards

One unnamed White House official called the expected fallout from the stronger recommendations “extremely painful” in an email.

EPA strife spotlights Trump-era infighting

Political infighting that has been a hallmark of the Trump White House is spreading to the rest of the administration – and to K Street as well.Bitter battles between people who are supposed to be on the same side…

Upheaval at Pruitt’s EPA as departures mount

Four officials at the agency have stepped down in the past week.

Pruitt once bought house with Oklahoma lobbyist: report

During his time as an Oklahoma state senator, now-Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Scott Pruitt did not disclose that he was sharing a house with a lobbyist who frequently had business with the state.Fift…

GAO: EPA violated law with Pruitt’s soundproof booth

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) violated the law with its approval to pay for a secure soundproof booth in Administrator Scott Pruitt’s personal office, a federal watchdog said on Monday.A …