The Latest: Our Earth
Andrew Wheeler, New E.P.A. Chief, Details His Energy Lobbying Past
• August 01, 2018 12:00 PM
WASHINGTON — The acting chief of the Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler, has come under scrutiny for his years spent as a powerful energy lobbyist. He has represented an electric utility, a uranium producer, and, most significantly, a coal magnate who paid Mr. Wheeler’s former lobbying firm more than $2.7 million over eight years.
Lawmakers, Lobbyists and the Administration Join Forces to Overhaul the Endangered Species Act
• July 22, 2018 12:00 PM
Coral Davenport and Lisa Friedman, The New York Times
WASHINGTON — The Endangered Species Act, which for 45 years has safeguarded fragile wildlife while blocking ranching, logging and oil drilling on protected habitats, is coming under attack from lawmakers, the White House and industry on a scale not seen in decades, driven partly by fears that the Republicans will lose ground in November’s midterm elections.
EPA eases rules on how coal ash waste is stored across U.S.
• July 17, 2018 12:00 PM
Juliet Eilperin and Brady Dennis, The Washington Post
The Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule Tuesday to overhaul requirements for handling the toxic waste produced by burning coal, providing more flexibility to state and industry officials who had sought a rollback of restrictions put in place in 2015.