environmental protection agency

Mining company coached Alaska's governor to lobby White House

A mining company secretly collaborated with the governor of Alaska to lobby the Trump administration to move forward with a mining project that Environmental Protection Agency scientists warned could devastate the world's most valuable wild salmon habitat, according to newly released emails obtained by CNN.

EPA watchdog says White House blocked part of its investigation

The White House budget office "impeded" part of the investigation into a controversial pro-industry decision that former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt pushed through on his way out the door, according to an inspector general's report released Thursday.

Watergate's William Ruckelshaus has died

William Ruckelshaus, a key figure in the Watergate scandal and the first head of the Environmental Protection Agency, died in his sleep Wednesday, his daughter, Mary Ruckelshaus, told CNN.

Supreme Court grapples with how to control water pollution

The Supreme Court grappled Wednesday with questions about the scope of the Clean Water Act and the Environmental Protection Agency's authority to regulate pollutants that find their way into navigable water such as oceans, rivers and streams.

EPA plans to relax coal power plant waste rules

The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday proposed scaling back the requirements around storing and releasing waste from coal-fired power plants, despite also finding an increase in toxic leaks from waste pits.

SEC complaint filed over EPA ruling, stock trades

An environmental group on Monday called on the Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate possible insider trading involving a mining company that is pursuing a massive gold and copper mine in Alaska near the world's most valuable salmon fishery.

Lawsuit tries to stop mine in Alaskan salmon spawning areas

Five native, business and environmental organizations sued the Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday over a proposed controversial Alaska gold and copper mine that the Trump administration has backed after it reversed an Obama-era decision that stopped the project due to environmental concerns.

Beekeeper groups sue EPA over pesticide decision

In the latest confrontation between the bee industry and the Trump administration, a group of concerned beekeepers have sued the Environmental Protection Agency over its July decision to expand the use of a pesticide that's known to harm bees and other pollinators.

EPA repeals Obama-era water regulation

The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday announced the repeal of the Obama-era Waters of the United States rule that extended federal authority and protections to streams and wetlands.

Trump EPA set to officially roll back Obama clean water regulation

The Environmental Protection Agency is set Thursday to announce the repeal of the Obama-era Waters of the United States rule that extended federal authority and protections to streams and wetlands, according to a source familiar with the details of the announcement.