"The U.S. government filed a civil lawsuit on Tuesday accusing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV of illegally using software to bypass emission controls in 104,000 diesel vehicles sold since 2014."
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"Several state attorneys general are asking federal regulators to strengthen rules on trains transporting crude oil."
"WEST CHESTER, Pa. -- Norm MacQueen would seem to fit the profile of a property owner comfortable with an oil and gas pipeline running through his land. A retired oil refinery employee, MacQueen worked amid risky conditions for more than 20 years, as a pipe fitter and a welder."
"Candidate Donald Trump vowed to get rid of the Environmental Protection Agency 'in almost every form,' leaving only 'little tidbits' intact. President Trump is making good on his promise to take a sledgehammer to the agency. When the White House releases its latest budget proposal on Tuesday, the EPA will fare worse than any other federal agency."
"The probe of ExxonMobil by the New York Attorney General's Office is widening. Investigators have taken depositions of company executives and issued additional subpoenas to determine whether the company may have destroyed evidence connected to an alias email used by former Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson."
"The Trump administration wants to cut the Energy Department's renewable and energy efficiency program by nearly 70%, according to a draft agency budget document viewed by Axios."
President Donald Trump's nominee for Deputy Secretary of the Interior said on Thursday that Trump's economic policy could be take priority over climate science."
"A pared-down U.S. delegation has quietly worked to promote long-standing U.S. climate interests at global talks in Germany even though President Donald Trump is threatening to pull out of an agreement largely designed by Washington."
"President Trump has so far failed to provide the U.S. EPA staffers needed to execute an aggressive deregulatory game plan."