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DENVER | US coal ash pollution rules eased after industry balks

DENVER — The Trump administration is easing rules for handling toxic coal ash from more than 400 coal-fired power plants across the U.S. after utilities objected to regulations adopted under former President Barack Obama. Environmental Protection Agency acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler said Wednesday the changes will save utilities roughly $30 million annually. Documents show most … Continue reading DENVER | US coal ash pollution rules eased after industry balks

WASHINGTON | New EPA acting chief signals more inclusive approach

WASHINGTON — Andrew Wheeler, the new acting chief of the Environmental Protection Agency, signaled a more inclusive approach at the agency, telling staffers roiled by months of ethics allegations against his predecessor, “You will find me and my team ready to listen.” In his first remarks to agency staffers since Scott Pruitt‘s resignation last week, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | New EPA acting chief signals more inclusive approach

WASHINGTON  | Pruitt is out, handing EPA reins to former coal lobbyist

WASHINGTON  — Bowing out after months of scandals, Scott Pruitt is turning the Environmental Protection Agency over to a far less flashy deputy who is expected to continue Pruitt’s rule-cutting, business-friendly ways as steward of the country’s environment. With Pruitt’s departure, President Donald Trump lost an administrator many conservatives regarded as one of the more … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Pruitt is out, handing EPA reins to former coal lobbyist

WASHINGTON | The Latest: EPA chief Pruitt resigns amid ethics scandals

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the resignation of Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt (all times local): 10 p.m. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has resigned amid ethics investigations of outsized security spending, first-class flights and a sweetheart condo lease. President Donald Trump is continuing to praise Pruitt, saying there was “no final straw” … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: EPA chief Pruitt resigns amid ethics scandals