The agency claims modern mining practices have reduced the risk of pollution going unaddressed. Will taxpayers still have to pay a price?
Most of the wells are more than half a century old, and some residents might not even be aware of the hidden energy infrastructure beneath their own backyards.
The Department of Homeland Security is bypassing dozens of laws to speed up the construction of several miles of fencing in Texas.
Under the new law, local standards regulating industrial-scale livestock operations cannot be stricter than any of those set by the state.
Here's what some cities, states, and countries are doing about it.
Plains All American, the company responsible for the spill, said the fine would not damage the $17 billion company's bottom line.
The study shows that the chemical reaction used in diesel filters can increase the presence of nitrogen dioxide—and worsen common allergic reactions.
Though the Trump administration's attempted deep cuts have had historically minimal impact on the agency's budget, they offer further evidence of the Trump administration's lack of concern for federal environmental protection.
During a hearing, the EPA's top official for enforcement defended the agency's low performance figures.
As acting administrator, Andrew Wheeler has worked to ease environmental regulation.
The Trump administration is doing the opposite of what a new report says is needed to keep global climate change to a minimum.
The announcement prompted the California State Water Resources Control Board to postpone its vote on a proposal restricting agricultural water use in the Delta.
The rule's architects aren't really seeking better science, opponents argue.
Andrew Wheeler pledges to listen to staffers, and to speed up regulatory processes.
A group of 10 families is taking the European Union to court in an attempt to get its member states to take more drastic action on climate change.
A federal judge in California blocked the city of Oakland's attempt to prevent the shipment of coal through a proposed cargo terminal.
Leaders in the scientific community fear Scott Pruitt's new directive would severely limit the use of research in policymaking.
The government hopes to use the collected penalties to fund restoration efforts in the degraded Indonesian land and forests. Without the penalties, no restoration work can start.