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January 16, 2019 - 1:47 pm
By ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler described himself as a champion of deregulation and the environment at his confirmation hearing Wednesday, even as a leading Democrat called him "just as extreme" as predecessor Scott...
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January 15, 2019 - 3:22 pm
By ELLEN KNICKMEYER , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency hit a 30-year low in 2018 in the number of pollution cases it referred for criminal prosecution, Justice Department data show. EPA said in a statement that it is directing "its resources to the most...
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December 15, 2018 - 11:32 am
By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and JONATHAN LEMIRE , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who is facing federal investigations into his travel, political activity and potential conflicts of interest, will leave the administration at year's end, President Donald Trump said Saturday...
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December 11, 2018 - 3:49 pm
By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and JOHN FLESHER , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Cabinet chiefs and GOP lawmakers celebrated alongside farm and business leaders Tuesday as the Trump administration made good on one of its biggest promised environmental rollbacks, proposing to remove federal protections for...
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August 23, 2018 - 2:46 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — The nation's largest grocery chain has begun to phase out the use of plastic bags as more Americans grow uncomfortable with their impact on the environment. Kroger Co. will start Thursday at its QFC stores in and around Seattle, with the goal of using no plastic bags at those...
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August 11, 2018 - 7:34 am
By PAUL ELIAS , Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury's $289 million award to a former school groundskeeper who said Monsanto's Roundup left him dying of cancer will bolster thousands of pending cases and open the door for countless people who blame their suffering on the weed killer, the...
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August 09, 2018 - 2:56 pm
By MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping the widely used pesticide chlorpyrifos (clor-PEER-i-fos) on the market despite extensive scientific evidence that even tiny levels of...
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July 31, 2018 - 3:39 pm
By TOM KRISHER and ELLEN KNICKMEYER , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says people would drive more and be exposed to increased risk if their cars get better gas mileage, an argument intended to justify freezing Obama-era toughening of fuel standards. Transportation...
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July 19, 2018 - 2:57 pm
By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and JOHN FLESHER , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal watchdog is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to strengthen its oversight of state drinking water systems in the wake of the lead crisis in Flint, Michigan. The EPA's Office of Inspector General says in...
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July 05, 2018 - 4:09 pm
By ZEKE MILLER , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he has accepted the resignation of scandal-plagued Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt. Pruitt had become a constant source of embarrassment to a president who had entered Washington promising to...
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