In Washington state’s closest House race, Republican Dino Rossi is attempting to tar his Democratic opponent Kim Schrier as a supporter of steep gasoline taxes, because of her support for a carbon fee initiative.
South Carolina elected officials have strong connections to, and unusual sway with, President Donald Trump. But S.C. Republicans are running out of options for protecting the MOX program, a major home state interest.
The death toll for Hurricane Florence in North Carolina is an important way of measuring the magnitude of the storm. But emergency managers say the most meaningful information is how those people died.
Washington state officials are concerned about a recent Department of Transportation decision repealing an Obama-era braking policy designed to reduce the risk of derailments for trains carrying oil. The federal government says the policy wasn’t cost-effective.
Vulnerable California Republican Rep. Jeff Denham is consulting with every part of federal government he can to shut down a state water plan disliked in his district — including encouraging a lawsuit from the Attorney General. Nothing has worked so far.
The California Air Resources Board on Friday told automakers they must comply with the state’s rules on greenhouse gas emissions even as Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency moves to relax standards
America’s national parks are becoming warmer and drier than other U.S. landscapes, threatening iconic ecosystems from the Everglades in Florida to Joshua Tree in California to Denali in Alaska, according to a new climate change study.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office warned in April that ICE has consistently underestimated the cost of running its detention program. Two months later, the Trump administration asked Rep. Kevin Yoder to sign off on another $200 million for the agency.
Most of the Sacramento Bee’s California Influencers oppose Proposition 6, which would repeal the gas tax, but readers are split on the issue. Proposition 6 opponents face an uphill battle heading into November.
Congressional Republican leaders are confident the government has enough money in FEMA’s Disaster Relief Fund to help with Hurricane Florence relief. But some Democrats think more money will be needed.
Immigration lobbyists have pitched Rep. Kevin Yoder’s office on a proposal to pay for hurricane disaster relief by allowing high-skilled workers from India and China to obtain green cards after decades of waiting.
Congress is unlikely to heed pleas from the Trump administration and California Republicans to pass controversial forestry measures in the 2019 Farm Bill, which lawmakers are trying to finalize this month.
The Trump administration has a new plan to reduce the risk of forest fires by enabling better collaboration with state and local officials. But it’s short on details and ducks issues like climate change and logging.
The ex-South Carolina governor spoke at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, an event that raises money for impoverished children. Haley joked she was invited because they wanted an Indian woman, but Elizabeth Warren failed her DNA test.