EPA head Scott Pruitt will likely go down as one of the most controversial agency chiefs in that agency's history of almost 50 years. The former Oklahoma attorney general, who sued the EPA 14 times on behalf of fossil-fuel interests during the Obama administration, has a radically different view of how the agency should operate compared to most of his predecessors. In fact, he recently sat down for a lengthy interview and gave a very different definition of "environmentalism" than the one many Americans would likely choose. DON'T MISS: EPA to reopen 2022-2025 auto-emission rule decision...
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California began regulating vehicle emissions within its boundaries before the Environmental Protection Agency was even a gleam in President Richard Nixon's eye. Since that agency was founded in 1971 with an executive order by Nixon, the state has retained the right to set its own—more...John Voelcker
Electric Cars Cut Greenhouse Gases, Energy Use: New EPRI-NRDC Study
A new study claims electric cars and the grids that power them could have a major impact on greenhouse gas emissions.Stephen Edelstein
Wyoming Lithium To Make U.S. Self-Sufficient In Electric-Car Batteries?
It's a major threat to national security: A natural resource needed by one or many nations is controlled by only a few countries, which don't much like how the rest of the world runs itself. It applies to oil. It applies to rare-earth metals. Some worry it also applies to lithium, the element used...John Voelcker