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E.P.A. Takes a Major Step to Roll Back Clean Car Rules

E.P.A. Takes a Major Step to Roll Back Clean Car Rules

Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency administrator, second from left, with auto executives and President Trump this month.

E.P.A. Officials, Disheartened by Agency’s Direction, Are Leaving in Droves

E.P.A. Officials, Disheartened by Agency’s Direction, Are Leaving in Droves

Ronnie B. Levin spent 37 years at the E.P.A. working on lead exposure. She retired in November after what she described as months of low morale at the agency.

Quietly, Trump Officials and California Seek a Deal on Car Emissions

Quietly, Trump Officials and California Seek a Deal on Car Emissions

The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. California has vowed to stick to its own stricter auto emissions standards even if the Trump administration relaxes federal rules.

Calling Car Pollution Standards ‘Too High,’ E.P.A. Sets Up Fight With California

Calling Car Pollution Standards ‘Too High,’ E.P.A. Sets Up Fight With California

The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking to roll back Obama-era rules.

Trump Moves to Open Nearly All Offshore Waters to Drilling

Trump Moves to Open Nearly All Offshore Waters to Drilling

Tugboats pulled a Chevron production platform toward the Gulf of Mexico in 2013.

New Group, With Conservative Credentials, Plans Push for a Carbon Tax

New Group, With Conservative Credentials, Plans Push for a Carbon Tax

A new group, Americans for Carbon Dividends, supports a plan to tax carbon emissions and deliver the revenue to American taxpayers.

Shutdown Means E.P.A. Pollution Inspectors Aren’t on the Job

Shutdown Means E.P.A. Pollution Inspectors Aren’t on the Job

E.P.A. workers investigating PCB levels in runoff in Minden, W.Va., in May.

Scott Pruitt, Under Fire, Plans to Initiate a Big Environmental Rollback

Scott Pruitt, Under Fire, Plans to Initiate a Big Environmental Rollback

Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency administrator, speaking with farmers in South Dakota on Tuesday.

Scott Pruitt’s Rocky Relationship With His Aides Set the Stage for His Fall

Scott Pruitt’s Rocky Relationship With His Aides Set the Stage for His Fall

Many of Scott Pruitt’s most loyal E.P.A. appointees left the agency before he resigned on Thursday.

E.P.A. Staff Objected to Agency’s New Rules on Asbestos Use, Internal Emails Show

E.P.A. Staff Objected to Agency’s New Rules on Asbestos Use, Internal Emails Show

Workers removed asbestos debris from the site of a home destroyed by a wildfire in Coffey Park, Calif., in December. The E.P.A. has proposed new rules governing use of the material.

A Year After Trump’s Paris Pullout, U.S. Companies Are Driving a Renewables Boom

A Year After Trump’s Paris Pullout, U.S. Companies Are Driving a Renewables Boom

Solar panels on the roof of a Walmart in Baldwin Park, Calif.

California Strikes Back Against the Trump Administration’s Auto Pollution Rollback

California Strikes Back Against the Trump Administration’s Auto Pollution Rollback

Mary Nichols, who heads the California Air Resources Board, has vowed to fight the federal government’s proposed changes.

That Recent Brutally Cold Weather? It’s Getting Rarer

That Recent Brutally Cold Weather? It’s Getting Rarer

A false-color satellite image taken Jan. 6 over the Great Lakes. Clouds appear as white, with snow and ice darker.

Scott Pruitt’s Political Patron Now Questions the E.P.A. Chief’s Ethics

Scott Pruitt’s Political Patron Now Questions the E.P.A. Chief’s Ethics

Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma in Washington this month. Mr. Inhofe said that reports of ethical lapses by Scott Pruitt warranted investigation.

Antarctica Is Melting Three Times as Fast as a Decade Ago

Antarctica Is Melting Three Times as Fast as a Decade Ago

Icebergs in the northern Weddell Sea off Antarctica.


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