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By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT.»Spurred by the chemical industry, President Donald Trump’s administration is retreating from a congressionally mandated review of some of the most dangerous chemicals in public use: millions of tons of asbestos, flame retardants and other toxins...
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SALT LAKE CITY » An appeals court granted a request Monday from President Donald Trump’s administration to halt a plan for new pollution controls at Utah’s oldest coal-fired power plants aimed at reducing haze near national parks. The development marks a reversal for the U.S. Environmental Pro...
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By Andrew Rosenberg Over the weekend, the Trump administration decided not to renew the charter for the Federal Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment. This decision only makes sense if President Donald Trump wants to limit the amount of information state and local au...
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The Trump administration on Friday officially told the United Nations that the U.S. intends to pull out of the 2015 Paris climate pact. But the State Department's announcement doesn't formally start the process of the U.S. getting out of the voluntary agreement. That's still to come.    ...
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States are threatening to sue the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to try to force the Trump administration into writing new environmental policies. The potential lawsuits from states like Maryland and Connecticut could put the Trump administration and EPA head Scott Pruitt in a tough spot, wh...
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By Juliet Eilperin
The Washington Post WASHINGTON» With control over more than 500 million acres of public land and hundreds of millions of acres offshore, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is moving rapidly to promote American production of coal, oil and gas — a critical piece of President Donald Trum...
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STUDIES SHOW PESTICIDE CAN HARM CHILDREN   EPA chief, Dow CEO met before ban rejected   By Michael Biesecker
The Associated Press WASHINGTON »The Trump administration’s top environmental official met privately with the chief executive of Dow Chemical shortly before reversing his agenc...
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  The best analog to EPA administrator Scott Pruitt's latest action might be for the U.S. Geological Survey to undertake a "scientific critique" of theories that the world is round. After all, numerous authoritative sources over the years have raised doubts that the Earth is not flat. Surely ...
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EPA chief, Dow CEO met before ban rejected   By Michael Biesecker
The Associated Press WASHINGTON »The Trump administration’s top environmental official met privately with the chief executive of Dow Chemical shortly before reversing his agency’s push to ban a widely used pesticide after heal...
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By JUSTIN GILLIS and NADJA POPOVICH The United States, with its love of big cars, big houses and blasting air-conditioners, has contributed more than any other country to the atmospheric carbon dioxide that is scorching the planet. “In cumulative terms, we certainly own this problem...
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For Immediate Release, May 3, 2017 Contact:         Meg Townsend, (971) 717-6409, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Lawsuit Aims to Force Release of EPA Chief's Emails, Schedule Refusal to Release Public Documents Suggests Scott Pruitt Hiding Meetings...
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  Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt just overruled the recommendation of EPA scientists, rejecting a petition to ban the dangerous pesticide chlorpyrifos.1 EPA studies show that this pesticide affects fetal brain growth during pregnancy and causes neurological dis...
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Note: This is part two of a four-part series about the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The agency, its policies, and the science that underpins those regulations has been under scrutiny in recent weeks. In fact, the agency is in danger of being drastically cut back or dismantled ...
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U.S. environmental chief Scott Pruitt unveiled plans to roll back at least three Obama-era rules at the EPA while vowing to give businesses “regulatory certainty.” Those policy reversals, set to start next week, will empower the Environmental Protection Agency to focus on its core mission of protec...
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The Environmental Protection Agency has come under constant fire from the Trump administration, enduring both a temporary gag order — which was later partially lifted  — and news that President Trump was looking to cut the agency's budget and staff. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-...
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If there's one thing we know for sure our new president and the people he appointed to "make America great again" are willing to lie to get what they want and should not be trusted. Donald Trump's choice to run the Environmental Protection Agency has admitted that climate change has not real. Scot...
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President-elect Donald Trump has made no secret of his hostility toward the Environmental Protection Agency. He has repeatedly called for its elimination, telling Fox News in 2015 that the environment would be just “fine” without it. Activists say Trump has followed through on those threats in nomi...
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Is denial what people need to get going? The Trump administration might be skeptical on the phenomenon of global warming but the President-elect's infrastructure policies could, in fact, have a positive impact on the environment, according to an asset manager. Since his Nov. 8 election win, Presid...
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The U.S. Energy Department said on Tuesday it will not comply with a request from President-elect Donald Trump's Energy Department transition team for the names of people who have worked on climate change and the professional society memberships of lab workers. The Energy Department's response coul...
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Trump is assembling an all-star cast of climate change deniers for his transition team – often placing them at the heads of key agencies responsible for monitoring or dealing with global warming. The heads of transition teams for Nasa, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of the Inter...
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