Pollution laws and regulations

FILE - In this May 25, 2017 aerial photo, storage tanks from the Standard Oil Refinery in El Segundo, Calif., are seen behind the El Porto neighborhood in Manhattan Beach, Calif. A plan to extend California's signature climate initiative for another decade looks beyond cutting greenhouse gas emissions and takes aim at toxic air in the polluted neighborhoods around refineries and factories. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
July 12, 2017 - 12:45 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A plan to extend California's signature climate initiative for another decade looks beyond cutting greenhouse gas emissions and takes aim at toxic air in the polluted neighborhoods around refineries and factories. The proposal comes as Gov. Jerry Brown moves to bolster...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2017 aerial photo, storage tanks from the Standard Oil Refinery in El Segundo, Calif., are seen behind the El Porto neighborhood in Manhattan Beach, Calif. A plan to extend California's signature climate initiative for another decade looks beyond cutting greenhouse gas emissions and takes aim at toxic air in the polluted neighborhoods around refineries and factories. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
July 11, 2017 - 8:43 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A plan to extend California's signature climate initiative for another decade looks beyond cutting greenhouse gas emissions and takes aim at toxic air in the polluted neighborhoods around refineries and factories. The proposal comes as Gov. Jerry Brown moves to bolster...
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Representative-elect Jimmy Gomez, D-Calif., before a ceremonial swearing-in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
July 11, 2017 - 7:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Jimmy Gomez was sworn in as the newest member of Congress on Tuesday, replacing former Rep. Xavier Becerra, now California's attorney general. Gomez, a former state legislator from Los Angeles, was elected June 6, but his swearing-in was delayed amid hopes by California...
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July 06, 2017 - 6:38 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A former high-level executive for Volkswagen's Audi luxury brand has been charged with conspiracy and accused of directing other employees to program vehicles to cheat on emissions tests. The Justice Department says Giovanni Pamio, an Italian citizen, was charged Thursday in a...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2017, file photo, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. A federal appeals court in Washington says Pruitt overstepped his authority in trying to delay implementation of a 2016 rule requiring oil and gas companies to monitor and reduce methane leaks. In a split decision, the three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Monday, July 3, that EPA must move forward with the Obama-era requirement that aims to reduce the planet-warming emissions from oil and gas operations. Pruitt announced in April that he would delay by 90 days the deadline for oil and gas companies to follow the new rule, which they were required to comply with starting last month. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
July 04, 2017 - 3:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court in Washington has ruled that the head of the Environmental Protection Agency overstepped his authority in trying to delay implementation of a new rule requiring oil and gas companies to monitor and reduce methane leaks. In a split decision Monday, the three...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2017, file photo, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. A federal appeals court in Washington says Pruitt overstepped his authority in trying to delay implementation of a 2016 rule requiring oil and gas companies to monitor and reduce methane leaks. In a split decision, the three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Monday, July 3, that EPA must move forward with the Obama-era requirement that aims to reduce the planet-warming emissions from oil and gas operations. Pruitt announced in April that he would delay by 90 days the deadline for oil and gas companies to follow the new rule, which they were required to comply with starting last month. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
July 03, 2017 - 7:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court in Washington ruled Monday that the head of the Environmental Protection Agency overstepped his authority in trying to delay implementation of an Obama administration rule requiring oil and gas companies to monitor and reduce methane leaks. In a split...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2017, file photo, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. A federal appeals court in Washington says Pruitt overstepped his authority in trying to delay implementation of a 2016 rule requiring oil and gas companies to monitor and reduce methane leaks. In a split decision, the three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Monday, July 3, that EPA must move forward with the Obama-era requirement that aims to reduce the planet-warming emissions from oil and gas operations. Pruitt announced in April that he would delay by 90 days the deadline for oil and gas companies to follow the new rule, which they were required to comply with starting last month. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
July 03, 2017 - 4:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court in Washington ruled Monday that the head of the Environmental Protection Agency overstepped his authority in trying to delay implementation of a new rule requiring oil and gas companies to monitor and reduce methane leaks. In a split decision, the three-...
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July 03, 2017 - 1:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story June 27, The Associated Press, relying on schedules provided by the Environmental Protection Agency, reported erroneously that EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt met with Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris for about a half-hour at a Houston hotel. A spokeswoman for the EPA...
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June 29, 2017 - 5:28 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is not required to estimate the number of mining job losses that may be caused by air pollution regulations, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. Despite the decision, the agency said that under President Donald Trump it would...
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FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump gives the pen he used to sign an executive order to Dow Chemical President, Chairman and CEO Andrew Liveris, as other business leaders applaud in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s schedule shows he met with Dow CEO Andrew Liveris for about a half hour on March 9 during a conference held at a Houston hotel. Twenty days later Pruitt announced his decision to deny a petition to ban Dow’s chlorpyrifos pesticide from being sprayed on food, despite a review by his agency’s own scientists that concluded ingesting even minuscule amounts of the chemical can interfere with the brain development of fetuses and infants. EPA released a copy of Pruitt’s March meeting schedule earlier this month following several Freedom of Information Act requests. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
June 27, 2017 - 5:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's top environmental official met privately with the chief executive of Dow Chemical shortly before reversing his agency's push to ban a widely used pesticide after health studies showed it can harm children's brains, according to records obtained by The...
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