During a Medal of Freedom ceremony Friday, President Trump announced that he would nominate Environmental Protection Agency Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler to head the agency. The move elevates a former lobbyist and longtime Capitol Hill staffer, who has avoided the missteps of his predecessor, Scott Pruitt.

Trey Glenn has been the agency’s Region 4 director since last year.

Ryan Zinke will be on the hot seat.

Environmental oversight will be a key priority for House Democrats.

Let the turf wars begin.

A permafrost coastline is receding dramatically along Alaska's North Slope region. It could be an indicator of far more massive land losses across the Arctic.

The cracks are already showing.

A major study claimed the oceans were warming much faster than previously thought. But researchers now say they can't make that claim.

“This is a positive step and may be the first thing this EPA has done that will actually reduce air pollution,” said one environmental advocate.

There's a petition circulating.

“I don't think it's appropriate to threaten funding," said Sen. Cory Gardner.

An unconventional secretary: Multiple ethics investigations, 66 days off, and meetings with billionaires.

A federal judge in Montana said the administration failed to properly justify its decision allowing construction of the controversial 1,200-mile oil pipeline.

Questions are swirling about the bipartisan House Climate Solutions Caucus.

The action will be in the states.

Initiatives in Arizona, Colorado and Washington that would have favored renewable energy over fossil fuels failed to garner enough votes. All were the subject of tens of millions in spending.

Voters in several Western states largely rejected measures aiming to nudge the nation away from burning fossil fuels.

Neighbors say a man came out of Zinke’s house during a parking dispute and impersonated him. “Dude, you’re not Zinke. Who are you?” one neighbor asked the man.

The timing could not have been better.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke continued to engage in discussions involving his family foundation’s property last summer despite the fact that he had pledged to recuse himself from such matters for a year, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post.

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