In a surprising study, scientists say everyday chemicals now rival cars as a source of air pollution

In a surprising study, scientists say everyday chemicals now rival cars as a source of air pollution

This story has been updated. In a major study released Thursday, a team of government and university scientists say that the nature of air pollution is changing dramatically as cars become cleaner — leaving personal-care products, paints, indoor cleaners and other chemical-containing agents as an increasingly dominant source of key emissions. “Over time, the transportation […]

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Public confrontations prompted Pruitt to switch to first-class travel, EPA says

Public confrontations prompted Pruitt to switch to first-class travel, EPA says

This story has been updated. Verbal confrontations with members of the public prompted Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to switch to flying first or business class whenever possible, officials said Thursday. Henry Barnet, who directs EPA’s Office of Criminal Enforcement, Forensics and Training, said in an interview that the head of Pruitt’s security detail, Pasquale Perrotta, […]

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FCC inspector general investigating chairman over Sinclair

The Republican chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is being investigated by the agency’s inspector general.The inspector general wants to know whether Ajit Pai improperly pushed through rules in an effort to benefit the Sinclair…

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Leaked U.N. draft report sees ‘very high risk’ the planet will warm beyond key limit

Leaked U.N. draft report sees ‘very high risk’ the planet will warm beyond key limit

A draft United Nations climate science report contains dire news about the warming of the planet, suggesting it will likely cross the key marker of 1.5 degrees Celsius, or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit, of temperature rise in the 2040s, and that this will be exceedingly difficult to avoid. Temperatures could subsequently cool down if carbon dioxide is somehow removed […]

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‘I’m not involved in any of those decisions,’ EPA’s Pruitt says of extensive first-class travel
She was naming lawmakers who took oil-and-gas money — so they barred her from the public hearing

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White House climate adviser resigns after past pot use blocked security clearance

White House climate adviser resigns after past pot use blocked security clearance

A White House climate adviser resigned Wednesday after failing to receive a permanent security clearance, becoming the latest member of the Trump administration to leave amid scrutiny of the background checks of presidential advisers. George David Banks, who was serving as a special assistant to the president for international energy and environmental policy, exited after learning from White House […]

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EPA’s Scott Pruitt asks whether global warming ‘necessarily is a bad thing’
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AT&T wants Trump antitrust chief to testify in merger trial: report

AT&T wants to call the Justice Department’s top antitrust official as a witness in the trial over its proposed $85 billion merger with Time Warner, according to The New York Times.AT&T is asking for Justice Department antitrust…

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FCC chair backs SpaceX plan to provide broadband by satellite

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is backing a proposal from Elon Musk’s SpaceX to provide broadband using satellites.“To bridge America’s digital divide, we’ll have to use innovative technologies,” Pai said in a statement…

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‘I’m not involved in any of those decisions,’ EPA’s Pruitt says of extensive first-class travel

'I'm not involved in any of those decisions,' EPA's Pruitt says of extensive first-class travel

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt on Tuesday attributed his habit of taking taxpayer-funded, first-class flights to his personal security detail and chief of staff, saying he plays no role in his travel arrangements. “I’m not involved in any of those decisions,” Pruitt told the New Hampshire Union Leader during a visit to the state. “Those […]

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FCC to review rules on children's programming

The Federal Communications Commission is reviewing a rule that requires broadcasters to air children-friendly content each week.FCC Commissioner Mike O’Rielly said on Tuesday that Chairman Ajit Pai had asked him to lead a review of the regulation —…

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Trump budget seeks 23 percent cut at EPA, eliminating dozens of programs

Trump budget seeks 23 percent cut at EPA, eliminating dozens of programs

The White House is seeking to cut more than $2.5 billion from the annual budget of the Environmental Protection Agency — an overall reduction of more than 23 percent. The fiscal 2019 proposal released Monday marks the Trump administration’s latest attempt to shrink the reach of an agency the president once promised to reduce to […]

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