Environmental laws and regulations

February 06, 2018 - 3:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers are threatening to cut off U.S. funding for the World Health Organization's cancer research program over its finding that the herbicide Roundup is probably carcinogenic to humans. House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith said Tuesday that the 2015...
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In this Jan. 30, 2018, photo, Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt testifies before the Senate Environment Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Newly released emails show Pruitt personally monitored efforts last year to excise much of the information about climate change from the agency’s website, especially President Obama’s signature effort to reduce planet-warming carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
February 02, 2018 - 1:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly released emails show Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt personally monitored efforts last year to excise much of the information about climate change from the agency's website, especially President Obama's signature effort to reduce planet-warming...
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In this June 30, 2014 photo, beachgoers play in the surf in Ship Bottom, N.J. New Jersey is trying again to end a decades-long conflict over who should be allowed to access the state's waterways and under what conditions with a new bill incorporating an ancient Roman legal concept into a current state law protecting public beach access. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
February 01, 2018 - 11:54 am
MANTOLOKING, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are reaching back to the Roman empire in their latest effort to guarantee public access to the shoreline and end some shore towns' long history of trying to keep outsiders off their beaches. State lawmakers have introduced a new beach access bill that...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, German Chancellor Angela Merkel drinks water during a press conference in Ankara, Turkey. The European Union said Thursday Feb.1, 2018, the rules governing water quality will change to improve access to drinking water and limit plastic waste by discouraging people from drinking bottled water. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, FILE)
February 01, 2018 - 10:22 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is revamping its water quality rules to address possible new health hazards and limit plastic waste by discouraging people from drinking bottled water. The European Commission said Thursday the rules will oblige the bloc's 28 countries to improve access to...
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January 31, 2018 - 8:53 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Prosecutors in the German city of Stuttgart are investigating two employees of auto components and technology firm Robert Bosch LLC in the U.S. on suspicion of being accessories to fraud in connection with manipulated diesel emissions in Fiat Chrysler vehicles. Prosecutors...
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Animal conservation activists hold placards and a picture of an elephant outside the Legislative Council, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, to urge Hong Kong lawmakers to approve a ban on ivory sales. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 31, 2018 - 6:56 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong lawmakers gave final approval on Wednesday to a government proposal banning local ivory trading in the Chinese territory by 2021, with conservation groups hailing it as a major victory in the fight to save elephants. Lawmakers overwhelmingly supported the measure, voting...
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FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a Mexican gray wolf leaves cover at the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro County, N.M. U.S. wildlife managers failed to adopt a recovery plan for the endangered Mexican gray wolf that would protect against illegal killings and the consequences of inbreeding, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 by environmentalists. (Jim Clark/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP, File)
January 30, 2018 - 2:56 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. wildlife managers failed to adopt a recovery plan for the endangered Mexican gray wolf that would protect against illegal killings and the consequences of inbreeding, according to lawsuits filed Tuesday by environmentalists. Two coalitions of environmental groups filed...
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Senate Environment Committee Ranking members Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., left, uses an EPA poster to help him question Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt during a hearing on on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. Looking at the poster is committee member Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., right. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
January 30, 2018 - 2:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt sought to distance himself Tuesday from his 2016 statements that then-presidential candidate Donald Trump is a bully who, if elected, would abuse the Constitution. Pruitt made the comments in February 2016 while appearing on a...
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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2017 file photohe brand logo of German car maker Volkswagen, VW, is photographed on a car in Berlin, Germany. The chairman of Volkswagen says that diesel exhaust tests involving monkeys were "totally incomprehensible" and the matter must be "investigated fully and unconditionally." Monday's comments by Hans Dieter Poetsch, reported by the dpa news agency, come in the wake of a report by the New York Times that a research group funded by auto companies exposed monkeys to diesel exhaust from a late-model Volkswagen, while another group was exposed to fumes from an older Ford pickup. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, file)
January 30, 2018 - 12:05 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automaker Volkswagen has suspended its head of external relations and sustainability in response to widespread public criticism over experiments in which monkeys were exposed to diesel exhaust. The company said in a statement Tuesday that Thomas Steg was stepping away from...
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January 30, 2018 - 12:03 pm
The federal government says the oceanic whitetip shark will be listed as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act to help the species recover. The shark lives along the East Coast of the United States, off southern California and in international waters all over the world. Conservation group...
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