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At E.P.A., Pruitt’s ‘Sheriff’ Clashed With Critics of Spending

At E.P.A., Pruitt’s ‘Sheriff’ Clashed With Critics of Spending

Pasquale Perrotta, fifth from left in a suit jacket and dark blue shirt, leads the security detail for the E.P.A. administrator, Scott Pruitt, center, and was central to spending decisions that have drawn scrutiny.

Quietly, Trump Officials and California Seek a Deal on Car Emissions

Quietly, Trump Officials and California Seek a Deal on Car Emissions

The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. California has vowed to stick to its own stricter auto emissions standards even if the Trump administration relaxes federal rules.

Scott Pruitt, Under an Ethics Cloud, Faces Lawmakers

Scott Pruitt, Under an Ethics Cloud, Faces Lawmakers

Scott Pruitt at the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Thursday morning. He later testified before the House Appropriations Committee.

How Andrew Wheeler, the New Acting E.P.A. Chief, Differs From Scott Pruitt

How Andrew Wheeler, the New Acting E.P.A. Chief, Differs From Scott Pruitt

Andrew K. Wheeler will serve as acting Environmental Protection Agency administrator while President Trump seeks a successor to Mr. Pruitt.

How the Koch Brothers Are Killing Public Transit Projects Around the Country

How the Koch Brothers Are Killing Public Transit Projects Around the Country

Tori Venable, Tennessee state director of Americans for Prosperity, left, helping volunteers in Nashville prepare for canvassing against a mass-transit proposal.

Calling Car Pollution Standards ‘Too High,’ E.P.A. Sets Up Fight With California

Calling Car Pollution Standards ‘Too High,’ E.P.A. Sets Up Fight With California

The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking to roll back Obama-era rules.

New E.P.A. Chief Closes Dirty-Truck Loophole Left by Scott Pruitt

New E.P.A. Chief Closes Dirty-Truck Loophole Left by Scott Pruitt

“Glider” trucks on a dealer’s lot in Tennessee. The cab-and-chassis kits can be fitted with older, less efficient engines that emit more pollution than modern ones.

‘Impossible to Ignore’: Why Alaska Is Crafting a Plan to Fight Climate Change

‘Impossible to Ignore’: Why Alaska Is Crafting a Plan to Fight Climate Change

Shaktoolik is one of 31 towns and cities in Alaska that may need to relocate because protective sea ice is vanishing, leaving shorelines exposed to erosion by fierce waves.

E.P.A. Takes a Major Step to Roll Back Clean Car Rules

E.P.A. Takes a Major Step to Roll Back Clean Car Rules

Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency administrator, second from left, with auto executives and President Trump this month.

How Scott Pruitt Plans to Defend Himself on Capitol Hill: Spread the Blame

How Scott Pruitt Plans to Defend Himself on Capitol Hill: Spread the Blame

Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency chief, at the White House on Tuesday.

Global Warming’s Toll on Coral Reefs: As if They’re ‘Ravaged by War’

Global Warming’s Toll on Coral Reefs: As if They’re ‘Ravaged by War’

A researcher examined bleached coral at Zenith Reef, in the northern section of the Great Barrier Reef, in November 2016.

Lowe’s Drops Paint Strippers Blamed in Dozens of Deaths

Lowe’s Drops Paint Strippers Blamed in Dozens of Deaths

Lowe’s says it will voluntarily stop selling paint strippers that contain two dangerous chemicals. A proposal to ban the chemicals is before the E.P.A.


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