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Fact-checking the EPA's claim that oil & gas companies have an incentive to catch leaking methane
EPA justifies its rollback of methane emission regulations for the oil and gas industry.
Environmental groups prepare for fight over methane proposal
A Trump administration proposal to roll back Obama-era rules to limit methane emissions is likely to face multiple legal challenges.
Will consumers pay more for reusable packaging to save the planet?
A New Jersey-based company is offering brands like Tide, Gillette and Dove in reusable containers.
Automakers follow California's emissions rules to help reach Obama-era reduction targets
Automakers are deciding whether to choose stricter emissions standards set by California, or a regulatory "freeze" proposed by the Trump administration.
Bill to regulate "Teflon" chemicals in water continues through Congress
A bill to regulate so-called "Teflon" chemicals found in nonstick pans and waterproof clothing is moving quickly through Congress.
Amid concerns over health, dry cleaners look to "wet" alternative
In Seattle, grants have been offered to dry cleaning companies who will trade a potentially dangerous chemical for safer alternatives.
Limit eased on summer ethanol sales
Farmers love it. Environmentalists and gasoline refiners? Not so much.
Critics say EPA moving too slowly on regulating chemicals found in Teflon
There’s a family of chemicals inside our bodies that’s linked to birth defects, immune system problems and, possibly, cancer. The chemicals — known by the acronym P.F.A.S. — are contained in Teflon, which is found in everything from microwave popcorn bags to non-stick pans. This week, the Environmental Protection Agency made a plan to regulate […]
Senate confirmation process begins this week for EPA chief
Andrew Wheeler is expected to face tough questions about his former role as a lobbyist for the fossil fuel industry.
EPA decision could make it harder to impose environmental rules
Coal mining companies and power plants that burn coal are trying to sort out the implications of a deregulatory move by the Trump administration late Friday. The EPA is proposing to re-think rules cutting the air pollutant mercury – it’s a toxin which can impact the brain development of babies. For now, the agency says […]