Pollution

EPA defies climate warnings, gives coal plants a reprieve

Jun 19, 2019

The Trump administration has carried out a sweeping about-face on Obama-era efforts to fight climate change, easing restrictions on coal-fired power plants.

Correction: Steel Plant-Pollution story

Jun 18, 2019

Correction: Steel Plant-Pollution story

Oregon tackles climate change with cap-and-trade proposal

Jun 17, 2019

Oregon is on the precipice of becoming the second state after California to adopt a cap-and-trade program

Climate talks held as Arctic ice melts, concerns grow

Jun 17, 2019

Experts are meeting in Germany for ten days of U.N.-hosted talks on climate change amid growing pressure for governments to take faster action to curb global warming

Emails: Trump official consulting climate change rejecters

Jun 14, 2019

Emails show a Trump administration national security official seeking help crafting challenges to climate change science from advisers with a controversial think tank

US Supreme Court will hear Montana arsenic cleanup case

Jun 10, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether residents of two Montana communities can continue with their decade-long effort to get the Atlantic Richfield Co. to pay for a more thorough cleanup of arsenic after a century of copper smelting

Firm to reapply for permits to build northeast gas pipeline

Jun 6, 2019

An Oklahoma company says it will reapply to build a hotly contested pipeline that would carry natural gas from Pennsylvania through New Jersey, and under a bay and the ocean to New York

AP FACT CHECK: Trump didn't set records on clean air in US

Jun 5, 2019

AP FACT CHECK: Trump asserts the US has the cleanest air in the world and set environmental records, but air quality under Trump has actually worsened

The Latest: Carnival to pay $20M for cruise pollution

Jun 3, 2019

Carnival Corp. has reached a settlement with federal prosecutors in which the world's largest cruise line agreed to pay a $20 million penalty for its ships continuing to pollute the oceans despite promising years ago to stop.

UN: Balkans faces alarming levels of air pollution

Jun 3, 2019

A new U.N. report says people in all major cities across the Western Balkans face alarming levels of air pollution that are reducing their life expectancies, as the region is still heavily reliant on burning coal to generate power

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