Fourteen US states, including New York and California, and the District of Columbia said the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to replace an Obama-era water regulation would end federal protection for half of wetlands and 15 percent of streams across the country.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering releasing its draft proposal to expand sales of higher ethanol blends of gasoline without including simultaneous measures it promised the oil industry to curb biofuel credit speculation, according to three sources familiar with the matter.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said it will complete a proposal to expand sales of higher ethanol blends of gasoline in time for summer, despite delays from the partial government shutdown.
The US President Donald Trump administration on Friday targeted an Obama-era regulation credited with helping dramatically reduce toxic mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants, saying the benefits to human health and the environment may not be worth the cost of the regulation.
Andrew Wheeler, the former coal lobbyist who is now acting administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency, was a ‘driving force’ behind the agenda of Sen. James Inhofe, who called climate change a ‘hoax’, according to people familiar with Wheeler's work for the senator.
American Authorities say rivers, tainted by recent massive spill from an abandoned Colorado gold mine, are starting to recover, but for the Environmental Protection Agency the political fallout from the disaster could linger.