U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday nominated acting EPA chief Andrew Wheeler to run the agency permanently, the White House said, placing a former energy lobbyist at the helm of the nation's top environmental regulator.
WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Dec 19- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency granted oil major Exxon Mobil Corp a financial hardship waiver this year temporarily freeing its Montana refinery from U.S. biofuel laws, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. The EPA has vastly expanded the program under President Donald Trump, but is reviewing how it handles...
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who has aggressively sought to roll back Obama-era environmental protections, will be leaving his post at the end of the year, President Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday, the latest high-profile departure from his administration. Zinke has run the Interior Department, which oversees Americas vast public lands, since early 2017.
Wheeler, 53, has served as the acting head of the EPA since his predecessor, former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, resigned under a cloud of ethics investigations in July.
The bill, which comes amid speculation that Warren could run for president in 2020, would also create "conflict-free investment opportunities for federal officials with new investment accounts."
Responding to the Trump administration's move to rollback tailpipe emissions standards, California regulators on Tuesday announced a proposal that would require car manufacturers to continue meeting the state's strict auto-emissions rules.
"All of these incidents that have been a blur for us in terms of the news cycle are going to turn into inquiries," said one expert in government investigations.
The Trump administration will reportedly announce major changes to the nation's fuel efficiency standards for automobiles this week, setting up a battle with California.
A group of chemicals used to develop Teflon, Scotchgard and other protective solutions has now emerged as a far greater menace to our health and environment than previously disclosed, ProPublica reports.
The interim appointment of Andrew Wheeler indicates that Trump’s EPA will maintain its cozy relationship with same corporations it is charged with regulating.
The EPA is putting the interests of Trump’s rich backers above the needs of the American people, says Columbia Prof. Geoffrey Heal.
Even though EPA chief Scott Pruitt has resigned, the root cause of the scandal-ridden cabinet secretary's departure is alive and well in the Oval Office.
President Donald Trump says Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt resigned on his own accord and there was `no final straw."
Wheeler assumes the role without the ethical baggage that defined the tenure of his predecessor, Scott Pruitt.
CNBC's John Harwood reports on who is taking Scott Pruitt's place following his resignation as EPA chief amid numerous ethics investigations.
CNBC's John Harwood discusses why controversial EPA administrator Scott Pruitt resigned and what it means for the Environmental Protection Agency.
Justice Anthony M. Kennedy was often a decisive vote on issues like climate change and water pollution. Trump now has the power to appoint someone that shares his views on environmental issues, the New York Times reports.
President Donald Trump's proposal to merge the Departments of Education and Labor will most likely fail, the former Deputy Secretary of Labor writes.
A Senate subcommittee on Thursday voiced unanimous support for a measure that called attention to a series of scandals at EPA.
Environmental groups sued the Trump administration on Wednesday challenging moves they say weaken protections for rivers, wetlands and other waterways.