Counseled by Industry, Not Staff, E.P.A. Chief Is Off to a Blazing Start

By CORAL DAVENPORT July 1, 2017 WASHINGTON — In the four months since he took office as the Environmental Protection Agency’s administrator, Scott Pruitt has moved to undo, delay or otherwise block more than 30 environmental rules, a regulatory rollback larger in...

Trump Administration Says Financial Watchdog Agency Should Be Defanged

A Treasury Department report on deregulation calls for stripping the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau of its supervisory and examination authority.

Trump Rules: How Rollbacks at Scott Pruitt’s E.P.A. Are a Boon to Oil and Gas

The new E.P.A. administrator has a long, helpful history with Devon Energy, going back to his days as attorney general of Oklahoma.

Marijuana Goes Industrial in California

By THOMAS FULLER April 15, 2017 SALINAS, Calif. — This vast and fertile valley is often called the salad bowl of the nation for the countless heads of lettuce growing across its floor. Now California’s marijuana industry is laying claim to a new slogan for the valley:...

Trump Plan Would Curtail Protections for Detained Immigrants

As the administration tries to find jail space for its crackdown on illegal immigration, it is moving to curtail rules regarding the health and safety of detainees.

Detained Immigrants May Face Harsher Conditions Under Trump

By CAITLIN DICKERSON April 13, 2017 For more than 15 years, jails that hold immigrants facing deportation have had to follow a growing list of requirements: Notify immigration officials if a detainee spends two weeks or longer in solitary confinement. Check on...