Biden administration to propose first rule requiring cut in climate pollutants

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed on Monday a rule that would sharply cut the use and production of hydrofluorocarbons, powerful greenhouse gases used widely in refrigeration and air conditioning. The proposal, a phase down of 85 percent over the next 15 years, marks the first time the Biden administration has used the power of the federal government to mandate a cut in climate pollution.
  • May 3, 2021

EPA moves to give California right to set climate limits on cars, SUVs

The step could help pave the way for a broader climate deal with the nation’s automakers.
  • Apr 26, 2021

Trump administration sidelined experts in writing car pollution rules, EPA watchdog finds

The inspector general’s report may give the Biden administration more reason to tighten fuel-economy standards in the fight against global warming.
  • Apr 21, 2021

EPA dismisses dozens of key science advisers picked under Trump

The Biden administration says it needs to restore trust in the agency by “resetting” membership on two key science advisory panels.
  • Mar 31, 2021

Congressional Democrats aim to reinstate rules on methane gas emissions from oil and gas works

Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced Thursday he is backing an effort to restore Environmental Protection Agency requirements meant to fix leaks of the potent greenhouse gas from new wells and pipelines that were watered down by Trump's administration.
  • Mar 25, 2021

Biden administration revives EPA Web page on climate change deleted by Trump

Four years after Donald Trump's administration took down an EPA website that explained climate change, the Biden administration has restored it.
  • Mar 18, 2021

New EPA administrator: ‘Science is back’

In his first interview as the nation’s top environmental official, Michael Regan says he is focused on restoring morale at the agency, combatting climate change and lifting up communities burdened by pollution.
  • Mar 15, 2021

Senate confirms Michael Regan to lead EPA

Michael Regan will have to rebuild an agency that was demoralized and decimated under the Trump administration. He says he will focus on fighting pollution, climate change and envronmental injustice.
  • Mar 10, 2021