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In eviscerating climate regulations, President Donald J. Trump has sacrificed American leadership to mitigate global warming for jobs that experts say he cannot bring back. Through executive order, Trump has directed the Environmental Protection Agency to review and repeal former President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan, which would have imposed tighter emission caps on coal-fired power plants. Thanks to market forces and technological development, natural gas has emerged as a cheaper and cleaner option than coal. At best, Trump might be able to extend the lives of some older, dirty coal plants that can continue to... [Read More]
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The Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday its website would be "undergoing changes" to better represent the new direction the agency is taking. [Read More]
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04/28/17 07:45 PM EDT The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) removed several pages - including those related to climate change - from its website on Friday as part of an update to "reflect the agency's new direction under President Donald Trump and Administrator Scott Pruitt." EPA officials removed the page relating to... [Read More]
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The website of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA.gov, is getting a makeover to reflect the views of President Donald Trump and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, the agency said on Friday. "As EPA renews its commitment to human health and clean air, land and water, our website needs to reflect the views of the leadership of the agency," it said in a statement. Trump, a climate change doubter, campaigned on a pledge to boost the U.S. oil and gas drilling and coal mining industries by slashing regulation. He also promised to pull Washington out of a global... [Read More]
The newly elected mayor wants the federal government to take action that will clean up environmental contamination in the village.Rob Allen also wants the Environmental Protection Agency to work with his administration to …... [Read More]
Agency signals it will safeguard industry, not consumers. [Read More]
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A lighting upgrade at Litchfield High School/Middle School last year has earned the school recognition from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA on Wednesday announced that the school has received Energy Star certification for superior energy performance... [Read More]
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Freeport officials reached out Illinois Environmental Protection Agency again as local leaders continued to plan for the clean-up of three illegal dumping site on Freeport's east side.Kim Biggs, a spokeswoman for the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, said the agency has no authority to police situations in which people are dumping materials on property without the owners' permission, but local police do.Indeed, Freeport Community Development Director... [Read More]
Judith Enck, an Environmental Protection Agency official in President Obama's administration, will speak at the Glens Falls People's Climate March on Saturday. [Read More]
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It's been an eventful 100 days. Since taking office, Donald Trump has done his best to fulfill his campaign promise to roll back environmental regulations and liberate business from what he insists are job-killing, growth-impeding, unnecessary constraints. During a Republican primary debate in Michigan, he articulated his vision for the Environmental Protection Agency this way: "Department of Environmental Protection. We are going to get rid of it in almost every form. We're going to have little tidbits left, but we're going to take a tremendous amount out." So now at the 100-day mark, if not... [Read More]
In a major victory for the White House, the D.C. Court of Appeals on Friday suspended a case on the Obama-era Clean Power Plan, paving the way for the administration to dismantle the rule without interference from the courts. President and Trump and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt want ... [Read More]
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A chemical plant in LaPlace that has routinely discharged an air pollutant that the Environmental Protection Agency now says is "likely" to cause cancer has agreed to try to cut... [Read More]
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The Environmental Protection Agency declared Monday, May 1, through Friday, May 5, as Air Quality Awareness Week. [Read More]
To mark the 100th day of Donald Trump's presidency, thousands of climate activists from around the country are converging in Washington, D.C. on Saturday for the People's Climate March. Already, Trump has threatened to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord, begun dismantling President Obama's climate legacy and revived the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines. He has also put climate change deniers in charge of several key agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency, and proposed slashing the budget of the EPA and other climate programs. This comes as scientists have confirmed 2016 was the warmest year... [Read More]
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Merkley's bill came as climate activists from around the country are converging on Washington, D.C. on Saturday for the People's Climate March. Over the past 100 days Trump has threatened to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord, begun dismantling President Obama's climate legacy and revived the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines. He has also put climate change deniers in charge of several key agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency, and proposed slashing the budget of the EPA and other climate programs. Democracy Now! will broadcast five hours of live coverage from the climate march Saturday,... [Read More]
At the Trump administration's request, a federal appeals court agreed Friday to postpone a ruling on lawsuits challenging Obama-era restrictions on carbon emissions. The Environmental Protection Agency had asked the court to put a hold on the case shortly after President Donald Trump signed an executive order vowing to roll back the Clean Power Plan. Trump has called climate change a hoax, disputing the overwhelming consensus of scientists that the world is warming and that man-made carbon emissions are primarily to blame. The plan championed by President Barack Obama was challenged by a coalition of states and... [Read More]
At the Trump administration's request, a federal appeals court agreed Friday to postpone a ruling on lawsuits challenging Obama-era restrictions on carbon emissions. The Environmental Protection Agency had asked the court to put a hold on the case shortly after President Donald Trump signed an executive order vowing to roll back the Clean Power Plan. Trump has called climate change a hoax, disputing the overwhelming consensus of scientists that the world is warming and that man-made carbon emissions are primarily to blame. The plan championed by President Barack Obama was challenged by a coalition of states and... [Read More]
At the Trump administration's request, a federal appeals court agreed Friday to postpone a ruling on lawsuits challenging Obama-era restrictions on carbon emissions. The Environmental Protection Agency had asked the court to put a hold on the case shortly after President Donald Trump signed an executive order vowing to roll back the Clean Power Plan. Trump has called climate change a hoax, disputing the overwhelming consensus of scientists that the world is warming and that man-made carbon emissions are primarily to blame. The plan championed by President Barack Obama was challenged by a coalition of states and... [Read More]
Judith Enck, former Environmental Protection Agency regional administrator in President Obama's administration, said she will attend the Glens Falls People's Climate Change March on Saturday. [Read More]
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A lawn area, basketball court, children's playgrounds, pavilion and splash pad are all part of the master plan for Ryan Park in South Norwalk. Zoe Belcher, project manager with Weston & Sampson, the consultant firm hired by the city to oversee the environmental remediation, showed the proposed soil removal in the area that will become the playgrounds. Representatives of Weston & Sampson as well as Stantec, the consultant that prepared the master plan, updated about a dozen residents on what is ahead during a meeting at the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Office at 149 Water St. on Thursday.... [Read More]
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