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Democratic group asks GAO to investigate Pruitt's anti-Paris comments

A Democratic-aligned group says the EPA chief broke a law that prohibits federal employees from lobbying the public to support or oppose legislation pending before Congress.

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Congress: House Democrats seek more details on Pruitt's climate review

“In the face of . . . overwhelming agreement on the basic fact of human-caused climate change by the world's scientists, your efforts seem to be divorced from reality and reason,” three House Democrats say to the EPA chief.

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House Democrats seek more details on Pruitt's climate review

“In the face of . . . overwhelming agreement on the basic fact of human-caused climate change by the world's scientists, your efforts seem to be divorced from reality and reason,” three House Democrats say to the EPA chief.

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Senate committee calls off vote on bill to boost E15

The decision is a loss for the ethanol industry, which has long sought year-round sales of E15.

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Senate Democrats seek comment extension on CWA rule repeal

A letter signed by 22 Democratic senators seeks a four-month extension of the comment deadline for EPA's proposal that would repeal the Obama-era jurisdiction rule.

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Inhofe seeks broad GOP plan on energy, environment

Inhofe says he may seek a deal with fellow Republicans on energy and environmental issues, using a bill to increase ethanol use as a vehicle -- though the ethanol issue remains deeply divisive.

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House approves NAAQS delay bill

A Senate companion bill faces Democratic opposition, casting doubt on the legislation's prospects.

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House Panel's Approval Of EPA Spending Bill Offers Prelude To Further Talks

The House Appropriations Committee has approved an EPA spending bill for fiscal year 2018 that provides the agency with significantly more than what the Trump administration had sought though the bill's passage offers a prelude to further negotiations among both House and Senate lawmakers over funding levels and policy riders.

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House Report Maintains Voluntary Programs Despite Embrace Of EPA Cuts

House lawmakers are formally spurning the Trump administration's proposal to eliminate numerous voluntary programs at EPA, including its Energy Star and Water Sense programs, signaling congressional support for the programs even though the agency's fiscal year 2018 spending bill continues a steady erosion in funding for EPA.

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House retains climate provisions in defense bill

If enacted, one provision in the defense policy bill would offer congressional blessing to the Defense Department's efforts to plan for a host of climate risks affecting the military.

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