A protest that began last summer with a single student has become a worldwide movement.
The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday restricted the use of a toxic chemical used in paint strippers linked to dozens of deaths — but allowed commercial operators to use it as long as they underwent training.
Thousands of kids around the globe will skip school Friday to demand aggressive action against climate change.
The proposed cuts target familiar science and research programs.
Automakers are pushing back against the Trump administration’s effort to freeze fuel efficiency standards for cars and light trucks – one of the president’s most ambitious efforts to overturn Obama’s environmental agenda.
The data, disclosed by the industry as part of a 2015 Obama administration rule, showed leakage of arsenic, lithium and other potentially harmful pollutants.
The Senate approved the former coal lobbyist to head the Environmental Protection Agency Thursday, underscoring how the partisan divide on environmental policy has only widened under Trump.
It is “absolutely not true” that the agency is soft on polluters, says EPA’s enforcement chief Susan Bodine.
The move would be the administration’s most forceful effort to date to challenge the scientific consensus that greenhouse gas emissions are helping drive global warming. “The president wants people to be able to decide for themselves,” a senior administration official said.
Florence made landfall in North Carolina on Friday, battering the state with a powerful combination of wind and rain. At least five deaths have been linked to the storm, according to officials.