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Trump EPA eases standards for coal ash disposal

The Trump administration started easing some standards for how companies discard coal ash, the toxic substances left over from burning coal. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made final Wednesday what it said are the first of a potential series of changes to the Obama administration’s landmark 2015 rule that dictated...

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Scott Pruitt EPA replacement Andrew Wheeler won’t be any better for environment, green groups say

Green groups cheered the resignation Thursday of Scott Pruitt, saying the Environmental Protection Agency administrator’s multiple ethical lapses and pro-polluter tilt made him unsuitable for the nation’s highest environmental post. But the activists doubted that the departure, announced by President Trump via Twitter, would change the administration’s policies. The EPA will now...