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October 19, 2017 9:23 PM Chevy Bolt: Meet the First Practical, Mass-Market Electric Vehicle

With range anxiety in the rearview, General Motors’ under-$30,000 electric family car charges into the future. Dan Neil takes it for a looong spin Twenty years and a million tears after General Motors’ senior scientists built a fleet of nimble, lovable all-electric cars (the EV1) and then crushed them—an episode told in Chris Paine’s film “Who Killed 64

October 19, 2017 3:27 PM Environmentalists protest EPA Chief Scott Pruitt's planned speech in The Woodlands

About a dozen advocates called on Environmental Protection Agency Chief Scott Pruitt to take a "Toxic Tour" of contaminated areas in Houston during his visit Thursday for a planned speech at an oil and gas meeting in The Woodlands. The protest over Pruitt's planned speech to the Texas Oil and Gas Association's annual meeting was held about 40 miles away, on Brady's 65

October 18, 2017 7:33 PM Trump EPA nominees on hold amid dispute over biofuel mandate

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., left, meets with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator-designate Scott Pruitt, right, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Zach Gibson) A Senate committee has delayed consideration of four of President Donald Trump's nominees for key posts at the Environmental Protection 115

September 30, 2017 3:59 AM The Latest: John Kelly given authority over Cabinet travel

The White House is giving chief of staff John Kelly authority to sign off on government travel on government-owned, rented, leased or chartered aircraft. The change comes after Tom Price resigned Friday as President Donald Trump’s health secretary over his costly travel. White House budget director Mick Mulvaney has issued the new guidance, reminding 44

September 29, 2017 11:57 PM Texas superfund site leaked chemicals after Hurricane Harvey

Sept. 29 (UPI) -- A superfund site near Houston leaked toxic chemicals after Hurricane Harvey hit the southeast Texas coast, the Environmental Protection Agency. In a news release issued Thursday, the agency said a protective cap at the San Jacinto Waste Pits Superfund site had been damaged and waste material was exposed. Tests conducted on sediment 82

September 7, 2017 11:06 AM The Daily 202: Trump’s triangulation shows what might have been

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) are seen through a window of the Oval Office during a meeting with President Trump on Wednesday. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post) THE BIG IDEA: In early 2016, as the field of Republican candidates winnowed, Bob Dole said that Donald Trump was preferable to Ted Cruz because 107

September 3, 2017 10:11 PM Texas chemical plant to burn containers at risk of explosion: officials

HOUSTON (Reuters) - The operators of a Crosby, Texas, chemical factory that ran out of electricity needed to keep flammable material refrigerated will burn the remaining trailers holding the substance, officials said on Sunday. Arkema SA, the French chemicals company that runs the plant, and Harris County fire officials decided to burn the 6 remaining 60

September 2, 2017 8:11 PM Sewage, fecal bacteria in Hurricane Harvey floodwaters

Floodwater from Harvey loaded with E. coli (CNN)Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath have dumped trillions of gallons of rain across Texas and Louisiana over six days. Homes, office buildings and other structures along the Gulf Coast and in Houston's Harris County, were flooded, their occupants forced to find higher ground. To reach safety, most local 62

September 1, 2017 3:48 AM More fires expected after blast at Arkema's flooded Texas plant

CROSBY, Texas (Reuters) - Chemical maker Arkema SA (AKE.PA) said it expected more fires after two explosions hit its flooded plant 25 miles (40 km)northeast of Houston on Thursday, sickening more than a dozen law enforcement personnel and prompting an evacuation of the surrounding area. Meanwhile, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board said on Thursday afternoon 80

August 8, 2017 12:20 AM EPA: No mine spill compensation for groups that file suit

DENVER – The Environmental Protection Agency says it can't reconsider multimillion-dollar damage claims from the state of New Mexico and the Navajo Nation over a mine wastewater spill because both have sued the agency. The EPA said Monday the law prevents it from reconsidering claims from anyone who has filed suit. That could greatly reduce the claims 46