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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.

Smoke and heat can turn deadly, if you are not careful

Wildfires are continuing to burn around the region. Many woke up and looked out the window to find a blanket of smoke outside. That smoke is also paired with hot temperatures. That's what's making it so dangerous for the community, if you're not being careful.

IG: Scott Pruitt wasted nearly $124K on premium travel

Scott Pruitt, his aides and security agents wasted nearly $124,000 in federal funds on premium travel when he was Environmental Protection Agency administrator, according to an inspector general report released Thursday.

Federal report contradicts EPA chief's climate change claims

President Donald Trump reminded the public on Monday, in honor of Earth Day, that while his administration values the environment, "environmental protection and economic prosperity go hand in hand." Trump and EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler have publicly stated that climate change is not the White House's main environmental priority.

EPA bans household use of deadly paint stripper

The Environmental Protection Agency announced a ban on retail sales for household use of methylene chloride, a powerful and dangerous paint stripping chemical linked to dozens of deaths. But health advocates were disappointed that the EPA allowed its continued use in commercial settings.

Climate change gets worse management under Trump, GAO finds

The federal government is doing a worse job managing the problem of climate change under President Donald Trump, according to an investigation from the Government Accountability Office that included climate change on its High Risk List report on Wednesday.

Coal ash contaminating groundwater nationwide, groups say

Waste ash from hundreds of coal-fired power plants has contaminated groundwater in 39 states with toxic substances like arsenic, lithium and mercury, according to a report by two environmental groups that was based on data the plants reported to the US Environmental Protection Agency.

New report details reduced enforcement at EPA

There has been a drastic drop in the enforcement of environmental regulations by the Environmental Protection Agency under the Trump administration, an advocacy group will say in a report issued to Congress on Tuesday.

Supreme Court will hear clean water case next term

The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to take up a case next term that relates to the Clean Water Act and the Environmental Protection Authority's authority to regulate pollutants that find their way into navigable water.

EPA unveils plan for non-stick chemicals

The Environmental Protection Agency's new plan for dealing with hazardous non-stick PFAS chemicals has advocates for safe drinking water asking: Why not do more, and why not act sooner?

Acting EPA chief credits Trump admin for emissions decline

Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler did not voice alarm Wednesday about the dire predictions in the government's recent climate report, and instead said the Trump administration deserves credit for a decline in carbon emissions in his first remarks since the government released a devastating report Friday on the growing impacts of climate change.

EPA quietly telling states they can pollute more

The Environmental Protection Agency has quietly signaled it may allow states to release more ozone air pollution, commonly known as smog, dirtying the air in those states and neighboring ones, but the agency did not review the health impact of such a move.