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'Nothing left in the bucket': Wildfire resources run thin

Justin Silvera came off the fire lines in Northern California after a grueling 36 straight days battling wildfires and evacuating residents ahead of the flames. Before that, he and his crew had worked for 20 days, followed by a three-day break. Silvera, a 43-year-old battalion chief with Cal Fire, California's state firefighting agency, said he's lost track of the blazes he's fought this year.… → Read More

‘Nothing left in the bucket’: West Coast wildfire resources run thin

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Justin Silvera came off the fire lines in Northern California after a grueling 36 straight days battling wildfires and evacuating residents ahead of the flames. Before that, he and his crew had worked for 20 days, followed by a three-day break. Silvera, a 43-year-old battalion chief with Cal Fire, California’s state firefighting agency, said he’s lost track of the blazes… → Read More

'Nothing left in the bucket': Wildfire resources run thin

Justin Silvera came off the fire lines in Northern California after a grueling 36 straight days battling wildfires and evacuating residents ahead of the flames. Before that, he and his crew had worked for 20 days, followed by a three-day break. Silvera, a 43-year-old battalion chief with Cal Fire, California's state firefighting agency, said he's lost track of the blazes he's fought this year. → Read More

Trump's fossil fuel agenda gets pushback from federal judges

Federal courts have delivered a string of rebukes to the Trump administration over what they found were failures to protect the environment and address climate change → Read More

Pence drops plan to go to fundraiser hosted by QAnon backers

Vice President Mike Pence has canceled plans to attend a Montana fundraiser for the Trump campaign following revelations that the event's hosts have expressed support for the QAnon conspiracy theory → Read More

Pence drops plan to go to fundraiser hosted by QAnon backers

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence has canceled plans to attend a Trump campaign fundraiser in Montana following revelations that the event's hosts had expressed support for the QAnon conspiracy theory. President Donald Trump's reelection campaign told The Associated Press on Saturday that Pence's schedule had been changed, but the campaign did not provide a reason or say whether… → Read More

Pence drops plan to go to fundraiser hosted by QAnon backers

Vice President Mike Pence has canceled plans to attend a Trump campaign fundraiser in Montana following revelations that the event’s hosts had expressed support for the QAnon conspiracy theory. → Read More

Pence drops plan to go to fundraiser hosted by QAnon backers

Vice President Mike Pence has canceled plans to attend a Trump campaign fundraiser in Montana following revelations that the event's hosts had expressed support for the QAnon conspiracy theory. → Read More

Pence drops plan to go to fundraiser hosted by QAnon backers

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence has canceled plans to attend a Trump campaign fundraiser in Montana following revelations that the event's hosts had expressed support for the QAnon conspiracy theory. President Donald Trump's reelection campaign told The Associated Press on Saturday that Pence's schedule had been changed, but the campaign did not provide a reason or say whether… → Read More

Battered by the virus, tribes race to boost census count

Millions of federal dollars for impoverished Native American communities are on the line in the U.S. census, and tribes are racing to avoid being undercounted again → Read More

US wildlife agency seeks to carve out areas from protections

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Trump administration proposal released Friday would allow the government to deny habitat protections for endangered animals and plants in areas that would see greater economic benefits from being developed — a change critics said could open lands to more energy development and other activities. U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials described the proposal as giving… → Read More

Drilling, mines, other projects hastened by Trump order

Documents provided to The Associated Press show the Trump administration is seeking to fast track environmental reviews of dozens of major energy and infrastructure projects during the COVID-19 pandemic → Read More

Drilling, mines, other projects hastened by Trump order

BILLINGS, Mont. — The Trump administration is seeking to fast track environmental reviews of dozens of major energy and infrastructure projects → Read More

Drilling, mines, other projects hastened by Trump order

Documents provided to The Associated Press show the Trump administration is seeking to fast track environmental reviews of dozens of major energy and infrastructure projects during the COVID-19 pandemic → Read More

Drilling, mines, other projects hastened by Trump order

The Trump administration is seeking to fast track environmental reviews of dozens of major energy and infrastructure projects during the COVID-19 pandemic, including oil and gas drilling, hazardous fuel pipelines, wind farms and highway projects in multiple states, according to documents provided to The Associated Press. → Read More

Trump administration finalizes coal plant pollution rollback

The Trump administration has weakened an Obama-era rule aimed at reducing coal plant pollution that contaminates streams, lakes and underground aquifers → Read More

US wildlife officials aim to remove wolf protections in 2020

The Trump administration plans to lift endangered species protections for gray wolves across most of the nation by the end of the year, the director of the U.S. Fish and → Read More

US wildlife officials aim to remove wolf protections in 2020

The Trump administration plans to lift endangered species protections for gray wolves across most of the nation by the end of the year → Read More

Trump administration finalizes coal plant pollution rollback

The Trump administration has weakened an Obama-era rule aimed at reducing coal plant pollution that contaminates streams, lakes and underground aquifers → Read More

Thousands allowed to bypass environmental rules in pandemic

Thousands of oil and gas operations and other sites have won permission to stop monitoring for hazardous emissions or otherwise break government rules because of the coronavirus outbreak → Read More