Environment

Watchdog: EPA Needs to Improve Management of Environmental Program Along the U.S.-Mexico Border 

Documentation of progress was “frequently unreliable” and program information was “neither transparent nor accessible,” said the report.

How Trump Boxed the EPA Out of a Major Climate Regulation Rollback

The Trump administration’s attempt to kill one of America’s strongest climate policies has been a complete debacle.

EPA Calls Reporting on Proposed Rulemaking Update ‘Completely Misleading’

New York Times story lacks an “understanding of the rulemaking process,” said EPA.

Labor Authority Investigator Finds EPA Violated Law with Unilateral Contract

FLRA board cannot adjudicate the case because its general counsel nominee awaits Senate confirmation.

Watchdog: EPA ‘Effectively Managed’ Hurricane Harvey Relief Funds

Inspector general finds EPA handled $11 million in FEMA funds appropriately, corrected issues found in previous investigations.

Repealing the Clean Water Rule will Swamp the Trump Administration in Wetland Litigation

Importantly, EPA does not dispute any findings of the peer-reviewed scientific studies that the Obama administration cited to support its approach.

Before Trump Eyed Greenland: Here’s What Happened Last Time The U.S. Bought a Large Chunk Of The Arctic

In 1867, the U.S. bought Alaska from Tsar Alexander II for a tidy sum of $7.2 million. Trump probably wouldn't be able to get that kind of bargain for Greenland.

EPA Exceeded Trump’s Deregulatory Expectations

But the agency’s inspector general says officials shortchanged management controls and haven’t been transparent about decision making.

Lawmakers Introduce Legislation to Improve Federal-State-Local Coordination

Bipartisan bill would create an updated version of a former intergovernmental commission.

EPA Failed to Ensure Outside Advisers Don’t Have Conflicts of Interest

Staff failed to follow agency procedures in documenting decisions, vetting financial disclosure forms.

How Agency Heads Are Shifting Power Away From Federal Employees and Toward States

Federal officials have had too much discretion to institute their personal policy preferences, administration officials say.

The Air Really Was Cleaner Under Obama

Pollution is up nearly 14 percent under the Trump administration.

One Way to Make the Green New Deal Actually Happen: a Super-Ministry

To administer the Green New Deal, combine Interior, Energy, Housing & Urban Development, and Transportation to create a new Department of Cities and Regions.

Inquiries at EPA's Science Integrity Office Spike Under Trump

Employees are increasingly going to integrity officers with concerns over interference into science.

Ex-EPA Chief Logged $124,000 in Improper Travel Costs, Watchdog Finds

Detailed review of Scott Pruitt’s trips makes 14 recommendations, some of which the agency rejects.

As Air Pollution Increases In Some U.S. Cities, The Trump Administration Is Weakening Clean Air Regulations

Air quality in the U.S. has improved greatly since 1990, but a new report finds progress stalling in some cities. Meanwhile, the Trump administration is rolling back air pollution controls.

Governor Trashes Federal 'Career Employees,' Asks Trump to Intervene

Group says Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy is launching "threats to career civil servants."