Scott Pruitt’s Political Patron Now Questions the E.P.A. Chief’s Ethics

Scott Pruitt’s Political Patron Now Questions the E.P.A. Chief’s Ethics

The attainable lack of Mr. Inhofe’s help means “that Pruitt is in big trouble,” John Feehery, a Republican strategist who labored for former House Speaker Dennis Hastert and the previous House majority chief Tom DeLay, wrote in an electronic mail. Ultimately, in fact, Mr. Pruitt’s destiny depends upon President Trump, who till now has continued […]

Can Dirt Save the Earth?

Can Dirt Save the Earth?

For almost 20 years, Williams labored as a contractor, constructing homes in Kansas City. But work dried up after the monetary disaster hit in 2007. Williams determined to return to the household farm close to Waverly, an space of gently rolling plains, and provides farming a attempt. His household had farmed some when he was […]

Senators: E.P.A. Files Undercut Pruitt’s Need for First-Class Travel

Senators: E.P.A. Files Undercut Pruitt’s Need for First-Class Travel

Photo Scott Pruitt within the Cabinet Room of the White House on Monday. Credit Tom Brenner/The New York Times Want the most recent local weather information in your inbox? You can sign up here to obtain Climate Fwd:, our new e-mail publication. WASHINGTON — An evaluation of threats aimed toward Scott Pruitt, the administrator of […]

In His Haste to Roll Back Rules, Scott Pruitt, E.P.A. Chief, Risks His Agenda

In His Haste to Roll Back Rules, Scott Pruitt, E.P.A. Chief, Risks His Agenda

The courts, as an illustration, discovered that the E.P.A. had ignored clear authorized statutes once they dominated that Mr. Pruitt had illegally delayed a regulation curbing methane emissions from new oil and gasoline wells and that the company had damaged the regulation by lacking a deadline final 12 months to enact ozone restrictions. In different […]

Quietly, Trump Officials and California Seek a Deal on Car Emissions

Quietly, Trump Officials and California Seek a Deal on Car Emissions

Also amenable to compromise are a few of the automakers, who favor a extra reasonable strategy to a regulatory rollback than the one favored by Mr. Pruitt. But “automakers are in different positions” on the best way to proceed, mentioned one particular person near their considering, with some corporations extra targeted on rolling again the […]

Calling Standards ‘Too High,’ E.P.A. Moves to Relax Car Pollution Rules

Calling Standards ‘Too High,’ E.P.A. Moves to Relax Car Pollution Rules

Photo The Environmental Protection Agency didn’t say how far the Obama-era guidelines needs to be rolled again, solely that it might search “more appropriate” requirements. Credit George Etheredge for The New York Times The Trump administration on Monday launched an effort to weaken Obama-era greenhouse gasoline and gas financial system requirements for cars, shifting to […]

E.P.A. Prepares to Roll Back Rules Requiring Cars to Be Cleaner and More Efficient

E.P.A. Prepares to Roll Back Rules Requiring Cars to Be Cleaner and More Efficient

Mr. Trump directed the E.P.A. beneath Mr. Pruitt to craft a brand new, much less strict set of requirements. The announcement anticipated on Tuesday would characterize the primary authorized step within the course of. While Mr. Pruitt’s proposal to open up the Obama guidelines to evaluation isn’t anticipated to incorporate particular targets, “The proposed rollback […]

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rose Last Year. Here Are the Top 5 Reasons.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rose Last Year. Here Are the Top 5 Reasons.

WASHINGTON — If the world needs to keep away from drastic international warming this century, we’ll have to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions sharply within the years forward. For now, nevertheless, we’re nonetheless transferring in the other way: Carbon dioxide emissions from the usage of coal, oil and pure gasoline elevated 1.four p.c globally in […]