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Washington (CNN)The Trump administration’s nominee to lead the Federal Emergency Management Agency repeatedly said Thursday he doesn’t know the reasons behind climate change, despite his agency often being in the position of responding to the crisis’ impacts. The nominee, Pete Gaynor, made the comments when he was asked at his confirmation hearing whether climate change is […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — The worsening wildfires, floods and hurricanes of climate change threaten at least 60% of U.S. Superfund sites, and efforts to strengthen the hazardous waste sites are stalling in some vulnerable regions as the Trump administration plays down the threat, a congressional watchdog agency says. The Environmental Protection Agency responded to Monday’s report […]

WILMINGTON, DE – Today, U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.) released the following statement endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden for President of the United States.  “In 1982, it was then-Senator Joe Biden who first encouraged me to run for Delaware’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Eighteen years later, he was the first to encourage me to run for […]

Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons sent a letter to Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph Simons urging the protection of active duty military consumers by implementing free credit monitoring through the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act. The bipartisan Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act provides regulatory relief for community banks […]

Three Democratic U.S. senators are asking the Environmental Protection Agency to investigate allegations it isn’t properly inspecting facilities that emit the cancer-causing gas ethylene oxide, the substance that leaked from Croda Inc. near New Castle Nov. 25, shutting down traffic on the Delaware Memorial Bridge. U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth of Illinois and U.S. […]