Federal government to join assessment of Teck coal mine expansion in BC
Castle project would increase the area being mined and allow the company to maintain production of steel-making coal at 27,400 tonnes a day.
Trump seeks to scale back environmental reviews for projects
Latest efforts to emphasize reduced regulatory burdens on businesses over the environment and public health.
Factory farms provide abundant food, but environment suffers
Environmental Protection Agency began to count factory farms during the Obama administration but retreated when industry groups sued
US proposes easing oil rules on climate changing methane emissions
Would ease requirements on oil and gas sites to monitor for methane leaks and plug them.
Canada mine waste prompts calls for better water protection
Want long-term water quality monitoring and to adopt a strict water quality standard for selenium.
Amid urgent climate warnings, EPA gives coal a reprieve
More coal plants to open as a result but court challenges will follow.
EPA says 2017 model year vehicle mileage increased slightly
Rising to a record 24.9 mpg.
Democrats hit Trump EPA nominee on coal lobbying, rollbacks
Democrats say Andrew Wheeler’s work for coal companies should disqualify him from leading an agency that regulates coal.
EPA rethinking another air pollution rule for power plants
Obama administration rule set limits for emissions of mercury, arsenic and other toxic air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.
Trump ready to ease rules on coal fired power plants
States to get broad authority to determine how to restrict greenhouse gas emissions.
US coal ash pollution rules eased after industry balks
The changes are expected to save utilities roughly US$30 million annually.
Industrial chemicals in water supplies more toxic than thought: report
Sampling has found perfluoroalkyl, polyfluoroalkylcontamination in water around military bases, factories and other sites.
EPA to ease back emissions standards for vehicles
Timeline too challenging for automakers, will work with NHTSA on new standards.
Trump’s plan to ease climate change rules riles Californians
Hundreds push back at hearing over EPA’s efforts to repeal restrictions on power plant emissions.
US officials consider robots to combat mine spills
Wastewater containing toxic heavy metals has been spewing from hundreds of inactive mines nationwide for decades.
Auto fuel efficiency makes gains, but falls short of targets
CO2 fuel economy data show 2016 was higher than model year 2015 by only one-tenth of a gallon.
Scientists say cost of CO2 scrubbing is main obstacle to clean coal
US power sector wants bigger tax credits or other incentives to close the cost gap for using them.
US cuts to Energy Star could spell trouble for Canadian climate plan
Puts at risk up to one-third of the emissions reductions from the national climate change action plan.
Trump administration halts pollution controls at Utah coal plants
State to implement its own plan to cut emissions without the $700 million cost of the EPA plan.
EPA to rewrite limits for coal power plant wastewater
Would allow utilities to flush wastewater containing traces of highly toxic heavy metals into lakes and rivers.
15 states appeal EPA delay of stricter air quality standards
The EPA extended compliance deadlines by a year in June.
Fiat Chrysler in talks with government over diesels
EPA claims the automaker used software that allowed diesel vehicles to emit more pollution on the road than they do in emissions tests.
Trump administration hollows out EPA science integrity board
Nine of the 18 outside experts on panel will not serve a second three-year term
EPA seeks to scuttle cleanup of coal power plant pollution
Also seeking to roll back tighter restrictions on pollution from coal mines.
Trump creates serious headwind to Canada’s competitiveness
Stripping environmental regulations creates a serious disadvantage.
EPA: No significant chemical discharge from US Steel spill
Expansion joint failed in a pipe, allowing wastewater to eventually flow into a waterway flowing into Lake Michigan.
EPA chief: Trump to undo Obama plan to curb global warming
Trump’s intention is to bring back coal-mining jobs and reduce the cost of electricity.
Auto industry backs commitment to fuel economy amid doubts
The pursuit of fuel-efficiency technologies will proceed unabated.
Trump’s budget boosts military, big cuts to domestic programs
Pentagon the big winner with a $54 billion boost to defence spending.
Trump set to challenge Obama era fuel standards in Detroit
Will announce that he’s putting a midterm review cancelled by Obama in January back on track.
Trump set to roll back federal fuel economy requirements
Automakers say rules add thousands of dollars to new car prices and could cost jobs.
In break with Trump, EPA pick says climate change isn’t hoax
Former climate change doubter Pruitt disagrees with his boss that it’s a Chinese hoax.