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US plan for coal power deregulation could cause more deaths

Aug. 21, 2018 8:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday moved to prop up the declining coal industry with an overhaul of Obama-era pollution rules, acknowledging that the increased emissions from aging coal-fired plants could kill hundreds more people annually and cost the country billions of dollars. The...

States blast Trump administration coal plan, mull lawsuits

Aug. 21, 2018 5:59 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — States with a history of fighting air pollution generated by coal-fired power plants on Tuesday criticized a move by President Donald Trump's administration to scale back federal restrictions on emissions, with some threatening court challenges. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan...

The Latest: EPA proposes relaxing coal plant emissions rule

Aug. 21, 2018 9:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's plan to relax restrictions on greenhouse gas emission from coal-fired power plants (all times local): 9:30 a.m. The Trump administration has proposed a major rollback in Obama-era restrictions on climate-changing emissions from coal-fired power...

Australia's Turnbull survives leadership vote; Dutton leaves

Aug. 21, 2018 4:47 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called on his government to unite behind him after he survived an internal leadership challenge Tuesday, defeating a senior minister in a ballot that is unlikely to settle questions about whether he's the right person to lead the party...

Trump ready to ease rules on coal-fired power plants

Aug. 20, 2018 8:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is set to roll back the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's efforts to slow global warming, the Clean Power Plan that restricts greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants. A plan to be announced Tuesday would give states broad authority to determine...

The Latest: EPA to reveal rule changes on coal-fired plants

Aug. 20, 2018 8:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's plan to roll back the centerpiece of Obama-era efforts to slow global warming(all times local): 8:20 p.m. The Trump administration is set to announce plans to roll back the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's efforts to slow global warming. The...

Australian prime minister abandons greenhouse gas target

Aug. 20, 2018 3:21 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister on Monday abandoned plans to legislate to limit greenhouse gas emissions to head off a revolt by conservative lawmakers. Malcolm Turnbull on Monday conceded that he could not get legislation through the House of Representatives where his conservative...

Appeals court tells EPA to stop sales of harmful pesticide

Aug. 10, 2018 12:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping a widely used pesticide on the market despite extensive scientific evidence that even tiny levels of exposure can harm babies' brains. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco...

Court orders ban on harmful pesticide, says EPA violated law

Aug. 9, 2018 8:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping a widely used pesticide on the market despite extensive scientific evidence that even tiny levels of exposure can harm babies' brains. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San...

Supreme Court nominee takes hard line on federal regulations

Aug. 8, 2018 12:36 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh worries about federal agencies running amok. He has argued that judges have given federal agencies leeway to push policies that go well beyond what Congress allowed. That view has endeared him to conservatives, who believe unelected bureaucrats are...