Senate blocks bid to stop Obama water rule

The Senate voted Thursday to block a measure by Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) that would have repealed former President Obama’s landmark water pollution rule.The amendment would have prohibited funding in a major spending…

Trump rescinds Obama policy protecting oceans

President Trump is repealing a controversial executive order drafted by former President Obama that was meant to protect the Great Lakes and the oceans bordering the United States.In his own executive order signed…

GOP senator floats Pruitt’s resignation

One of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Scott Pruitt’s top congressional allies said Wednesday that he may need to resign due to all of the scandals surrounding him.Sen. James Inhofe (Okla.) – a Republic…

Pruitt had aide, GOP donors help wife find job: report

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Scott Pruitt enlisted a top aide and Republican donors in an effort to help his wife find a job, according to a …

EPA accuses ‘Fixer Upper’ stars of violating lead paint rules

The stars of the hit HGTV renovation show “Fixer Upper” violated federal regulations for mishandling lead-based paint, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said.Magnolia Homes, owned by “Fixer Upper” stars Chi…

GOP senator says Pruitt is ‘as swampy as you get’

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) slammed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Scott Pruitt Tuesday, calling him “about as swampy as you get.””He is about as swampy as you get here in Washington, D.C., and if the pres…

EPA saw postcard addressed to Pruitt as ‘potentially threatening’

Trudging through a big FOIA dump today. It has the postcard EPA received last year and interpreted as a threat against Pruitt …

EPA grapples with potential health threat in drinking water

The presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the water supply is drawing heavy scrutiny.

Dems: Former Pruitt aide alleges more wasteful spending, retaliation at EPA

Pruitt’s former deputy chief of staff for operations spoke this week to Democratic congressional staff.

Two Republican lawmakers call for Pruitt to step down or be fired

Two Florida GOP lawmakers on Tuesday called for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt to eith…

Pruitt’s security team broke down his condo’s door last year: report

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt’s security detail broke down his apartment’s door last year when they believed he was unconscious, …

John Kelly killed Pruitt’s climate science debate

White House chief of staff John Kelly killed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt’s plan for a public debate on climate change science, according to a New York Times …

Court denies Trump admin’s plea to stop kids’ climate lawsuit

A federal appeals court Wednesday rejected the Trump administration’s attempt to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a group of kids who want to force the government to do more to fight climate change.The San Francisco-base…

Trump imposes 30 percent tariff on solar panel imports

President Trump on Monday imposed tariffs of 30 percent on imported solar panel technology in a bid to protect domestic manufacturers while signaling a more aggressive approach toward China.Th…

Florida decision puts Trump drilling plan on shaky ground

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke may have put the Trump administration on shaky legal ground by agreeing to remove Florida’s waters from consideration for offshore drilling.

Coal mining deaths double in 2017

Workplace deaths in the coal mining industry increased last year to their highest point in three years.A total of 15 miners died on the job in 2017, Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) data show, compared…

Congress votes to open Alaska refuge to oil drilling

Congress voted Wednesday to open Alaska’s remote Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil and natural gas drilling, ending more than four decades of heated debate on the matter.The House voted 224-201, mostly…

Trump to allow imports of African elephant trophies

The Trump administration is reversing an Obama administration ban on bringing to the United States the heads of elephants killed in two African countries.The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) said it has determi…

Murkowski’s committee postponed confirmation vote for Trump nominees

The committee led by Sen. Lisa Murkowski postponed a vote on six Trump administration nominees on Wednesday, the same day a Cabinet secretary allegedly threatened retribution against the Alaska Republican over her healthc…

Court rejects Trump’s delay of EPA drilling pollution rule

The decision could spell trouble for the Trump administration.