Why Did The EPA Chief Spend $25,000 On A Soundproof Booth?Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt ordered the custom soundproof booth for making private phone calls in his office — something none of his predecessors had.
California, 13 Other States Sue EPA Alleging Failure To Enforce Smog RulesFourteen states and the District of Columbia are suing the Trump administration over what they say is a failure to enforce smog standards.
Texas Expects EPA To 'Get On Top Of' Toxic Water RiskTexas Gov. Greg Abbott said Sunday he expects the Environmental Protection Agency "to get on top" of the threat of possible water contamination after an Associated Press report of highly toxic waste sites flooded in the Houston area.
Proximity Of Superfund Site To New Tracy Development Causes ConcernA new housing development in Tracy could bring thousands of people to the city, but an environmental group says where it will be is not safe
California Farmers Claim EPA Water Rules Extend To Dirt FieldsThe Environmental Protection Agency says any bodies of water near a river, or standing water that can affect waterways will fall under federal regulation.
Top 7 Houseplants For Clean AirAir purifiers and HEPA filters combat indoor air pollution, but for a greener option, use houseplants.
What Is Earth Day And Why Is It So Important?For many, Earth Day is simply a day that comes and goes, but the meaning behind the day means much more just planting a few trees.
Supreme Court Seems Divided Over EPA Mercury LimitsThe Supreme Court's conservative justices cast doubt Wednesday on the Obama administration's first-ever regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants.
GOP Lawmaker Targets Obama Climate PlanHouse Republicans targeted a key element of President Obama's strategy for fighting climate change, releasing a bill to delay the Obama administration's plan to limit carbon pollution.
Congressional Democrats Seek To Step Up Fracking OversightDemocrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste, citing continuing public concern about the potential environmental and health risks of hydraulic fracturing.
California Allowed Oilfield Discharge In Protected Water, Risking Drinking Water ContaminationWhile the permits go back decades, an Associated Press analysis found that nearly half of those injection wells - 46 percent - were approved or began injections in the last four years under Gov. Jerry Brown, who has pushed state oil and gas regulators to speed up the permitting process.
EPA: Keystone XL's Climate Impacts Need To Be RevisitedWith the recent dip in oil prices, the Environmental Protection Agency wants the State Department to "revisit" how much of a toll the Keystone XL oil pipeline would have on global warming.