‘The Coal Industry Is Back,’ Trump Proclaimed. It Wasn’t.

The demise of coal-fired power plants in Arizona and Kentucky shows how the president, despite promises to restore jobs, failed to counter the forces decimating the industry.

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Trump Uses E.P.A. Office to Widen ‘Anarchist’ War vs. New York

The president has painted New York as an “anarchist jurisdiction,” but his administration’s threats to withhold funds are being dismissed as a politicized campaign tactic.

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E.P.A. to Lift Obama-Era Controls on Methane, a Potent Greenhouse Gas

The reversal is the latest move in the Trump administration’s ongoing effort to weaken environmental rules, but it could be quickly undone after the November election.

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Vote for Trump’s Worst!

The competition among his cabineteers is fierce.

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Don’t Celebrate Earth Day. Fight for It.

The 1970 gathering ushered in significant achievements in protecting our environment. Now Trump is destroying them.

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As Coronavirus Rages, Trump Disregards Advice to Tighten Clean Air Rules

Despite an emerging link between air pollution and Covid-19 death rates, the Trump administration will decline to tighten standards on soot emissions.

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