A federal judge in Montana ruled against the Trump administration's attempt to fast-track a controversial rule about how the Environmental Protection Agency considers scientific evidence, endangering its future under the Biden administration.
The EPA will host the official portrait unveiling Friday of former chief Scott Pruitt, who resigned in 2018 amid controversy over his spending, treatment of staff, ties to lobbyists and one very expensive phone booth.
The White House appears to have concluded its review of an Environmental Protection Agency rule that's expected to limit the types of scientific research the agency can consider in its rulemaking process.
Six former Environmental Protection Agency chiefs are calling for an agency reset after President Donald Trump's regulation-chopping, industry-minded first term, backing a detailed plan by former EPA staffers that ranges from renouncing political influence in regulation to boosting climate-friendly electric vehicles.
When the chemical company Brenntag received a fine in 2017, the National Association of Chemical Distributors asked for help from two new Trump administration appointees who previously worked in chemical lobbying, according to emails.
The company scraps planned Pennsylvania investments and will instead shut down three polluting batteries in 2023. The announcement comes a week after a study shows lower lung function in people living near its Pittsburgh-region facility.