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EPA chief's clean-water rollback shaped by secrecy, luxury travel and handpicked audiences

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Fri, 03/02/2018 (All day)

As Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt jetted around the country last year, regularly flying first or business class at hefty taxpayer expense, his stated mission was often a noble one: to hear from Americans about how Washington could most effectively and fairly enforce the Clean Water Act.

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California wants more electric cars. The Trump administration doesn't. Automakers are in the hot seat

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Fri, 02/02/2018 (All day)

An intensifying clash between California and Washington over getting cleaner, more fuel-efficient vehicles on the road has put auto companies in a bind as they contemplate what cars they should be rolling onto showroom floors.

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The water runs milky and can feel like fire. In this impoverished county, Trump’s $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan may not help

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Mon, 02/12/2018 (All day)

Across the steep hills and hollows of this remote Appalachian county, many do not trust what flows out of their faucets — if anything flows at all.

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Coastal Commission on Trump's offshore drilling plan: Ain't gonna happen

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Thu, 02/08/2018 (All day)

New offshore drilling in California is economically infeasible, legally questionable and politically a nonstarter, but if there's any doubt the state's coastal waters could still be opened up to oil and gas interests, the Coastal Commission this week flexed its own authority and said no way.

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Trump Says He ‘Really Didn’t Care’ About Drilling Arctic Refuge. Then A Friend Called.

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Thu, 02/01/2018 (All day)

 President Donald Trump said Thursday that he had little interest in opening Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling until a friend “who’s in that world and in that business” called and told him Republicans have been trying to do so for decades.