An Illinois environmental protection official says she has received a series of complaints from people who say they are having problems obtaining permits to build on their property.The Department of Natural Resources says the complaints came in response to a March 26 public hearing in the City of Springfield that was meant to help local
The EPA is being investigated for allegedly violating a ban on federal agencies from using climate-change deniers as lawyers.The agency is also being sued by environmental groups who say they’ve been wrongly denied access to information about the EPA’s legal arguments in the case.The Environmental Protection Agency is being accused of failing to disclose its
The Trump administration has signaled a willingness to rewrite environmental protections for a host of reasons, according to dozens of people with direct knowledge of the talks.Here’s what you need to know about the effort.
The Environmental Protection Agency is the federal government’s main carbon dioxide control agent.It has a mandate to regulate emissions that contribute to global warming.But it also manages the EPA’s greenhouse gas programs, which target different emissions sources.For instance, the agency manages the Clean Power Plan, which seeks to cut carbon dioxide emissions by as much
The Alberta government is cracking down on pet owners who leave their animals in the freezing cold to get to work or play, and some are now facing criminal charges.The province’s Environmental Protection Branch announced the charges on Wednesday in an effort to keep people from abandoning their pets to travel the province.“If a pet
The Environmental Agency has filed an appeal in federal court to delay its decision on the rule.The rule would require companies to reduce emissions of methane, a greenhouse gas that is 30 times more potent than carbon dioxide when it comes to warming the planet.The EPA is seeking an emergency stay of the rule in
A Hawaii environmental health worker was killed Tuesday when a car she was driving struck her head on a curb, the Honolulu Police Department said.Police said that at 2:40 a.m. on Tuesday, the woman, identified as 24-year-old Stephanie S. Mihalik, was driving in the area of East Waikiki Avenue and Pacific Highway when she lost