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Trump administration officials at high-stakes climate talks here offered an unapologetic defense of fossil fuels Monday, arguing that a rapid retreat from coal, oil and... [Read More]
"We strongly believe that no country should have to sacrifice their economic prosperity or energy security in pursuit of environmental sustainability," U.S. envoy says, to... [Read More]
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While the official United States stance brought scorn from environmentalists, there are signs that the administration is picking up some powerful allies. [Read More]
While that stance brought scorn from environmentalists and countries that favour stronger action to fight global warming, there are signs that the administration is finding... [Read More]
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The Trump administration on Tuesday effectively reversed a regulation designed to prevent methane, one of the most powerful greenhouse gases, from escaping into the atmosphere... [Read More]
We have a few thoughts about Hurricane Florence and climate change. And a new, more consistent format for our newsletter. [Read More]
When writing environmental rules, one of the most important calculations involves weighing the financial costs against any gains in human life and health. The formulas... [Read More]
Legal experts say the review of a costly but effective coal-plant restriction is part of a broader strategy to rethink the way the E.P.A. calculates... [Read More]
It's the back-to-school edition of our newsletter. [Read More]
The agency's inspector general also found that the E.P.A. lacked methods for assessing safety needs. The spending helped lead to Mr. Pruitt's resignation. [Read More]
The Canadian government in the past said that any revised Nafta should address climate change. This week's deal between Mexico and the United States could... [Read More]
The Trump administration has hailed its overhaul of federal pollution restrictions on coal-burning power plants as creating new jobs, eliminating burdensome government regulations and ending... [Read More]
The Trump administration unveiled its rewrite of pollution rules for coal-fired power plants, and its analysis shows an increase of up to 1,400 premature deaths... [Read More]
The administration's own analysis revealed Tuesday that the new rules could lead to more than 1,000 premature deaths annually by 2030 from an increase in... [Read More]
The E.P.A.'s acting chief has signed a proposal that would all but erase former President Barack Obama's efforts to impose controls on greenhouse gasses from... [Read More]
Washington The Trump administration next week plans to formally propose a vast overhaul of climate change regulations that would allow individual states to decide how,... [Read More]
The proposal would considerably weaken what is known as the Clean Power Plan, former President Barack Obama's signature regulation for cutting planet-warming emissions at coal-fired... [Read More]
President Trump is planning an overhaul of climate regulations that lets states set their own rules, according to people who have seen the proposal. Environmentalists... [Read More]
Top officials pushed new review process over objections from scientists, attorneys. [Read More]
Top officials at the Environmental Protection Agency pushed through a measure to review applications for using asbestos in consumer products, and did so over the... [Read More]
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