EPA lists 21 toxic Superfund sites that need ‘immediate and intense’ cleanup

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The Environmental Protection Agency released a list of Superfund sites around the country Friday that it said regulators will target “for immediate and intense attention.” The push is part of Administrator Scott Pruitt’s promise to prioritize the decades-old cleanup program, even as the Trump administration shrinks the size and reach of More...

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By admin On Thursday, December 7th, 2017
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Trump will delay a rule to limit a pollutant far worse than carbon

The Trump administration will suspend a rule to limit methane leaks from oil and gas operations on federal land, but its true aim may be to kill the Obama-era requirement. A notice slated to be published More...

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By admin On Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
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EPA chief says agency scientists are free to present their work publicly

The Environmental Protection Agency will not block its scientists from freely discussing their work in public, Administrator Scott Pruitt promised lawmakers this week, in the wake of a recent incident in More...

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By admin On Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
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The most accurate climate change models predict the most alarming consequences, study claims

The climate change simulations that best capture current planetary conditions are also the ones that predict the most dire levels of human-driven warming, according to a statistical study released in More...

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By admin On Friday, December 1st, 2017
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U.S. Forest Service didn’t call for pulling its land from Bears Ears, USDA nominee tells Senate Democrats

Two senior Senate Democrats want President Trump to explain why he’s poised to remove protections for U.S. Forest Service land in the Bears Ears National Monument when the agency did not recommend any such More...

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By admin On Thursday, November 30th, 2017
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GOP crafts spending bill provisions aimed at speeding repeal of water protection rule

House and Senate Republicans have inserted language into spending bills aimed at blocking legal challenges to the Trump administration’s effort to repeal a 2015 water protection rule that gave two federal More...

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By admin On Thursday, November 30th, 2017
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Trump to cut Bears Ears National Monument by 85 percent, Grand Staircase-Escalante by half, documents show

President Trump plans to shrink Bears Ears National Monument by 85 percent and reduce Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by half, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post that show More...

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By admin On Wednesday, November 29th, 2017
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One of the country’s biggest oilfields turns to an unexpected power source: solar

The Belridge oil field near Bakersfield, Calif., is one of the largest in the country. It has been producing oil for more than a century and last year produced around 76,000 barrels a day, according More...

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By admin On Tuesday, November 28th, 2017
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Trump to visit Utah on Monday to announce his plans to shrink Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments

President Trump will travel to Utah on Monday to lay out his plans to cut the size of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments, according to individuals briefed on the matter who spoke More...

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By admin On Tuesday, November 28th, 2017
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In the heart of coal country, EPA gets an earful about Clean Power Plan’s fate

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Coal executive Robert Murray ambled through the packed hearing room inside the gold-domed capital complex here, past reporters and photographers, past environmental activists and More...