"The White House today asked Congress for $44 billion in emergency hurricane relief for Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida as well as targeted tax relief for communities and homeowners hit by California wildfires."
"U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt this week justified his purchase of a $25,000 soundproof phone booth by explaining the difficultly of making "secure" phone calls at the agency's Washington headquarters."
"Missouri will limit the use of a weed killer made by BASF SE after farmers complained the chemical drifted and harmed their crops, following a move by Arkansas to prohibit sprayings next year of the herbicide and rival products."
"Nebraska regulators are set to decide Monday whether to approve or deny an in-state route for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. It’s the last major regulatory hurdle facing project operator TransCanada Corp."
"Since 1973, Monsanto has cited dubious science, like tests on the uteri of male mice, and the EPA has let much of it slide."
"A federal appeals court announced that it will hear oral arguments on December 11 on whether a groundbreaking climate change lawsuit brought by 21 children and young adults against the Trump administration can proceed to trial."
"[Environmental Health News] sent reporters to the heart of hog production—North Carolina and Iowa, the two highest producing states—to see firsthand how the booming industry is re-shaping the rural U.S."
"A third GOP senator says she's 'leaning against' approval of President Trump’s controversial nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) chemical safety office."
"A pivotal EPA study provided the rationale for exemptions that helped unleash the fracking boom. The science was suppressed to protect industry interests."
"The White House on Thursday said it had not yet finalized a decision to allow trophy hunters who kill elephants in two African countries to bring the endangered animals home as trophies, a move that had outraged U.S. conservation groups."