Joe Manchin Named To Key Senate Energy Post Despite Opposition From Left

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) will be the new top Democrat on the chamber’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee, the party announced Tuesday, despite opposition from some environmental groups troubled by the lawmaker’s fondness for coal. The move comes as Democrats are working to counter President Donald Trump’s aggressive efforts to eviscerate environmental legislation while touting […]

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EPA Proposes Gutting Obama-Era Rule Protecting 117 Million Americans’ Water

WASHINGTON ― The Trump administration on Tuesday unveiled its plan to replace an Obama-era rule that sought to safeguard drinking water for millions of Americans by extending federal protections to 2 million miles of streams and 20 million acres of wetlands. Speaking at a press conference late Tuesday morning, Acting Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler […]

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