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Trump’s plan to cut climate programs won’t hurt scientists that much — but it could hurt the economy

Climate scientists recently received some offensive news: The White House released a budget Thursday promising $100 million in cuts to NASA’s Earth Science program, & another $100 million in cuts…

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Trump announces challenge to Obama-era fuel standards

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that his administration will re-examine federal requirements governing the fuel efficiency of cars & trucks, moving forcefully against Obama-era environmental regulations…

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EPA official resigns over Flint water crisis

By Timothy Gardner & Fiona Ortiz WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) – The head of the Midwest region of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency offered her resignation over the water contamination crisis in…

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U.S. approves 2016 BMW diesel X5 SUV after EPA review

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Environmental Protection Agency & California Air Resources Board approved the sale of the new 2016 BMW diesel X5 after government testing found no…

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AP News Guide: A look at the Volkswagen emissions scandal

DETROIT (AP) — The dirty cloud hanging over Volkswagen continues to grow. The German automaker has admitted to installing software on millions of cars globally that turns on pollution controls…

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EPA investigating VW emissions controls in 2016 diesels

WASHINGTON (AP) — Volkswagen plans to withdraw applications seeking U.S. emissions certifications for its 2016 model Jettas, Golfs, Passats & Beetles with diesel engines, raising the possibility that an emissions-rigging…

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U.S. to curb smog but stops short of toughest limits

By Patrick Rucker WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration on Thursday trimmed the amount of ozone allowed in the air, issuing a regulation to fight smog that will prevent hundreds…

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House lawmakers seek documents from Volkswagen, EPA

View gallery A vehicle has its emissions tested at a smog testing facility in Oceanside, California September 29, … View gallery A sign for a smog checking station is shown in…

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U.S. rule to cut toxic emissions at refineries

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. oil refineries will face tighter standards in coming years on toxic emissions that cause lung problems & increase cancer risks, environmental regulators said on Tuesday. The…

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U.S. rule to cut toxic emissions at refineries

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. oil refineries will face tighter standards in coming years on toxic emissions that cause lung problems & increase cancer risks, environmental regulators said on Tuesday. The…

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