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U.S. EPA air chief under ethics scrutiny resigns

1:47am IST

WASHINGTON Bill Wehrum, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official in charge of revising power plant rules and revamping vehicle emission standards who came under scrutiny for ethics allegations, will step down in days, he said on Wednesday.

Americans demand climate action (as long as it doesn't cost much): Reuters poll

26 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON Nearly 70 percent of Americans, including a majority of Republicans, want the United States to take “aggressive” action to combat climate change - but only a third would support an extra tax of $100 a year to help, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released Wednesday.

Self-styled presidential ‘climate change candidate’ would wean U.S. off fossil fuels

25 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON The Democrat running as the "climate change candidate" in the 2020 presidential election laid out a strategy in Florida's Everglades on Monday for weaning the United States off fossil fuels that includes banning drilling on public lands and ending crude oil exports just as the country is poised to become the world's biggest producer.

Democratic candidate outlines plan to end to U.S. fossil fuels

24 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON, June 24 The Democrat running as the "climate change candidate" in the 2020 presidential election laid out a strategy on Monday for weaning the United States off fossil fuels that includes banning drilling on public lands and ending crude oil exports just as the country is poised to become the world's biggest producer.

Trump administration issues guidance for federal agencies to weigh climate impacts

21 Jun 2019

The Trump administration on Friday released guidance for how federal agencies should weigh climate change impacts before approving major energy and infrastructure projects, easing criteria that the Obama White House had required to allow for faster permitting.

Group sues Trump administration for withholding information on mining decision

21 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON A conservation group on Thursday sued the Trump administration for withholding documents related to its decision to cancel a 20-year ban on mining in a Minnesota wilderness area and open it up to copper production.

U.S. mine regulator says no rush on silica limits, despite black lung worries

21 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON The head of the U.S. federal agency in charge of mine safety said on Thursday he has no plans to fast-track new limits for coal miner exposure to silica dust because he believes exposure rates are already falling.

UPDATE 1-Group sues Trump administration for withholding information on mining decision

21 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON, June 20 A conservation group on Thursday sued the Trump administration for withholding documents related to its decision to cancel a 20-year ban on mining in a Minnesota wilderness area and open it up to copper production.

CORRECTED-Group sues Trump administration for withholding information on mining decision

21 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON, June 20 A conservation group on Thursday sued the Trump administration for withholding documents related to its decision to cancel a 20-year ban on mining in a Minnesota wilderness area and open it up to copper production.

Trump administration replaces Obama-era power plant rule, in boost to coal

20 Jun 2019

The Trump administration finalized a new carbon emissions rule for U.S. power plants on Wednesday that it said could cut pollution without damaging the coal industry, replacing a much tougher Obama-era version to fight climate change. | Video

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