California’s top air quality regulator mocks Trump’s negotiating style

California’s top air quality official disputed claims that she and Trump administration officials held “productive” discussions this week on vehicle fuel efficiency standards. A White House statement made it sound like California had a good series of meetings on Wednesday with Trump administration and auto…

Landmark study upends GOP lawmakers’ favorite talking point to justify restricting abortion

Legal abortions in the United States are safe and effective, but the quality of abortion care depends on where a woman lives, according to a landmark study released Friday by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. What’s more, placing restrictions on abortion actually…

Trump drives dissatisfaction with U.S. environmental quality to all-time high

Americans’ dissatisfaction with the quality of the environment is at an all-time high, Gallup reported Monday. In a poll of 1,024 Americans conducted last month, 45 percent said they were satisfied with “the quality of the environment in the nation,” while 52 percent said they were…

Kentucky community suffering severe water shortage could now see huge water bill increase

Martin County in rural eastern Kentucky has faced water quality and access issues for years. This month, county Judge Executive Kelley Callaham declared a state of emergency in response to the widespread water outages in the area. And any water that residents do get is…