Environment

Trump sticks by EPA chief as lawmakers call for resignation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump expressed support on Tuesday for EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, as U.S. lawmakers including two fellow Republicans called for Pruitt’s resignation after reports he paid far below market rates to live in a condo owned by a lobbyist.

Trump to put biofuel reform push on ice, for now: sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Trump administration will delay any moves to reform the nation’s biofuel policy for about three months, according to three sources briefed on the matter – a decision one of the sources said was meant to shield farmers worried about a potential trade war with China.

House oversight panel asks EPA for travel, condo documents

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Republican head of the U.S. House of Representative’s oversight committee told Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt on Wednesday his agency has not provided requested documents about expensive air travel, including documents related to any threats that had been made on Pruitt.