Stays, delays, proposals in abundance Five months into his term, President Donald Trump announced that no other president—with the exception of Franklin D. Roosevelt—accomplished so much in the same period of time. As of June 26, 2017, the president has signed 40 pieces of legislation and about an equal number of Executive Orders (EOs). Critics […]
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The Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) is an independent body that adjudicates disputes between OSHA and employers over OSHA citations. When an employer contests an OSHA citation, the case is initially heard by an administrative law judge with the Commission. If that judge’s decision is appealed, the three-member Commission may select it for […]
In possibly the most momentous environmental announcement ever made by an American president, Donald Trump told the world on Thursday that the United States is withdrawing from the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. A nation’s actual withdrawal from the Paris Agreement is not as simple as standing up and walking out, and the process of separation […]
A Trump administration change in how OSHA enforcement actions are communicated continues to attract attention, and criticism, among some in the safety community.
In its fiscal year 2018 budget, the Trump administration did nothing to change the position, expressed in its earlier Budget Blueprint, that EPA’s portion of federal dollars should be cut by 31.4 percent. Neither did the president back down from either proposing elimination of virtually all EPA programs that are not statutorily required. The president’s […]
The proposed federal budget for fiscal year 2018 is out, and President Trump is asking Congress to approve an overall cut of $2.4 billion for the Department of Labor (DOL), a reduction of 21 percent.
Industry lost no opportunity to respond to EPA’s request for comment on the impact of regulations on the public and business and suggestions on repealing, replacing, or modifying those regs.
Members of Congress continue to ask President Donald Trump to not cut EPA programs that offer particular benefits to their states or districts. One such request was made by Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI), who has been fighting to preserve the Agency’s Federal Vehicle and Fuels Standards and Certification Program, which would receive zero funding under […]
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has been echoing President Donald Trump’s claims that the administration is paving the way for a resurgence of the coal mining sector and the use of coal as a cheap, abundant, and reliable source of energy. In an article written for The Washington Times and posted on EPA’s News Release site, […]
EPA’s existing budget survived almost intact in an omnibus spending bill which passed Congress before existing funding expired on May 5.