Top California Air, Climate Regulator Hopes To Head Up EPA Under BidenOver four decades, Mary Nichols has been the regulator behind some of the nation’s most ambitious climate policies and, in recent years, she’s been their staunchest defender against President Donald Trump's effort to dismantle them.
Wildfires Ding California In New 'State Of The Air' Report From American Lung AssociationThe air quality in the United States is dramatically declining, leaving about 150 million people -- nearly half of America's population -- breathing unhealthy, heavily polluted air, according to the newly released "State of the Air" 2020 report by the American Lung Association.
Lawsuit Seeks To Protect California’s Auto Emission RulesA coalition of 11 environmental groups has sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for revoking California’s authority to set tougher emission standards for cars and trucks than the federal government.
EPA: California Homelessness Causing Poor Water QualityThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says California is falling short on preventing water pollution.
Report Details Extent Of Water Contamination In CaliforniaChemicals used for carpets and anti-stain products have been found in water sources for 7.5 million people in California, detailing the extent of the problem as state regulators work to develop safety levels for the contaminants that have been linked to cancer.
EPA Targets California Over Poor Air QualityThe Trump administration on Tuesday blamed California's worst-in-the-nation air quality on shoddy paperwork, calling on the state to overhaul its plans for cleaning up toxic smog or risk losing billions in federal road dollars.
23 States Sue Trump To Keep California's Auto Emission RulesTwenty-three states have sued to stop the Trump administration from revoking California's authority to set emission standards for cars and trucks.
California Promises Fight To Keep Auto Emission AuthorityPreparing for a lengthy legal battle with the Trump administration about how much pollution to allow from cars, California regulators on Thursday said they were considering cracking down on other emissions to make up for any impacts on air quality.
Trump Bars California From Setting Stricter Fuel Standards, Gov. Newsom DefiantPresident Donald Trump announced Wednesday that his administration is revoking California's authority to set auto mileage standards stricter than those issued by federal regulators.
EPA To Revoke California's Ability To Regulate Fuel Economy; Gov. Newsom Calls It 'Political Vendetta'The Trump administration is poised to revoke California's authority to set auto mileage standards.
California, 21 Other States Sue Trump Administration Over New Coal RulesA coalition of 22 Democratic-led states has sued the Trump administration over its decision to ease restrictions on coal-fired power plants.
Trump Administration Wants To Lower Emissions Standards For CarsSetting up a showdown with California, the Trump administration on Thursday announced a plan to revoke a signature Obama-era environmental regulation.
California Sues Over Plan To Scrap Car Emission StandardsThe suit takes aim at a plan by the Trump EPA to eliminate standards for vehicles manufactured between 2022 and 2025
EPA's Scott Pruitt spent millions on Security, Travel, Soundproof BoothPruitt has said his use of first-class airfare was initiated following unpleasant interactions with other travelers. In one incident, someone yelled a profanity as he walked through the airport.
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.