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EPA Delays Effective Date of RMP Rule

On March 13, 2017, the EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt signed an administrative stay to delay the effective date of the Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Programs Under the Clean Air Act (RMP rule) published in the Federal Register on January 13, 2017.

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A Preview of EPA’s Budget Under President Trump

Many news outlets have reported on a leaked 23-page budget the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) sent to the EPA, which recommends an overall 24 percent cut to the Agency’s total annual budget for fiscal year (FY) 2018 to go along with a 19 percent reduction in EPA staff. The OMB document itself has […]

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Pebble Mine Getting a Second Look Under Trump?

The Pebble Mine—like the Keystone XL Pipeline and North Dakota Access Pipeline, another mega project rejected by the Obama administration—may also get a second look under President Trump. That, in any case, is the expressed hope of Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), chair of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. In a letter to […]

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O&G Information Request Withdrawn By Pruitt

An information collection request (ICR) sent by the Obama EPA, which sought data on methane emissions from existing oil and gas (O&G) facilities, has been withdrawn by Administrator Scott Pruitt. In a brief notice, Pruitt says the ICR is being withdrawn because the “EPA would like to assess the need for the information the Agency […]

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Regulatory Reduction Seen as Opportunity for Manufacturers

Policies to reduce regulation being advanced by the Trump administration have generated tremendous excitement among the most heavily regulated sectors. Industries that have fought for decades against federal rules—and, in particular, EPA rules—now see a rare opportunity to push for sweeping reductions of their environmental compliance burdens and actually see at least some of those […]

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House Vote Overturns OSHA’s Recordkeeping Rule

The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to overturn an OSHA recordkeeping rule that was passed during the Obama administration and took effect in January. The next step is Senate approval, which is expected, before it lands on President Donald Trump’s desk, where it’s expected to be signed into law. With the help of a […]

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