The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is an independent agency of the United States federal government for environmental protection. President Richard Nixon proposed the establishment of EPA on July 9, 1970 and it began operation on December 2, 1970, after Nixon signed an executive order. The order establishing the EPA was ratified by committee hearings in the House and Senate. The agency is led by its Administrator, who is appointed by the President and approved by Congress. The current Administrator is former Deputy Administrator Andrew R. Wheeler, who had been acting administrator since July 2018. The EPA is not a Cabinet department, but the Administrator is normally given cabinet rank.
President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he had given the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency less than a week to issue a notice to the city of San Francisco over its homelessness problem and.. Reuters - Published
U.S. President Donald Trump confirmed on Wednesday the Environmental Protection Agency will revoke California's authority to require automakers to build cleaner vehicles than federal requirements.. Reuters - Published
The Trump administration on Thursday announced repeal of an Obama-era regulation that had expanded pollution protections for waterways such as wetlands and shallow streams, but that farmers, miners and..
Residents in Newark, New Jersey continue to face a water crisis after high levels of lead were found in their drinking water. Officials on Wednesday said that some of the water filters that were given..
Nancy Cook, White House reporter for Politico, and CBSN political contributor Molly Hooper join "Red and Blue" to discuss the latest push for impeachment, as well as gun control legislation updates,.. CBS News - Published
The Trump administration on Thursday revoked an Obama-era regulation that shielded many U.S. wetlands and streams from pollution but was opposed by developers and farmers who said it hurt economic.. USATODAY.com - Published
A U.S. appeals court on Friday mostly upheld Environmental Protection Agency regulations from 2015 that created stricter standards for ozone, a pollutant linked to several serious health conditions. Reuters - Published
New York sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday, accusing the agency of prematurely allowing General Electric Co to stop clearing the Hudson River of PCB contamination before the.. Reuters - Published
Iowa's Republican Senator Chuck Grassley said the Trump administration's Environmental Protection Agency has "screwed" the U.S. ethanol industry and farmers by granting waivers to 31 small petroleum.. Reuters - Published
Twenty-two states, including New York and California, and seven cities on Tuesday sued to challenge the Environmental Protection Agency's replacement of the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan,.. Reuters - Published
More than 100 petrochemical plants and refineries are between New Orleans and Baton Rouge and is often referred to as a cancer alley. Residents at Reserve, Lousinana are at the center. The EPA says the.. CBS News - Published
In Cobscook Bay, Maine, the Pittston Company's plans to build an oil refinery, welcomed by the tiny, struggling town, were met with resistance by environmentalists. The battle over the potential damage.. CBS News - Published
U.S. President Donald Trump’s request for a review of the administration’s expanded use of biofuel waivers for oil refiners is holding up its decisions on 2018 applications, according to three.. Reuters - Published
Bill Wehrum, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official in charge of revising power plant rules and revamping vehicle emission standards who came under scrutiny for ethics allegations, will step.. Reuters - Published
Bill Wehrum, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official in charge of revising power plant regulations and revamping vehicle emission standards and biofuels, is stepping down June 30, the agency.. Reuters - Published
Iranian forces shoot down U.S. drone. U.S. says drone flew over international waters, Iran says it invaded restricted airspace. EPA Introduces new carbon emissions rules. Policy allows states to set.. CBS News - Published
President Trump is launching his bid for a second term as his administration promises to make good on a 2016 campaign pledge of rolling back EPA regulations. CBS News chief Washington correspondent.. CBS News - Published
New tests reveal popular cereals and snacks could have potentially dangerous levels of the same chemical found in weed killer called glyphosate and some reports say it may cause cancer. Of the 21.. CBS News - Published
The top career official at the Environmental Protection Agency in charge of the office overseeing vehicle emissions and biofuel standards will swap roles at the agency on Aug. 4, an EPA spokesman said. Reuters - Published
In its decision to approve two drugs for orange and grapefruit trees, the E.P.A. largely ignored objections from the C.D.C. and the F.D.A., which fear that expanding their use in cash crops could fuel.. NYTimes.com - Published