Tag: Trump Administration

Nuclear Waste

Yucca Mountain Gets Another Look from Trump and Congress

The Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository in Nevada, a project essentially abandoned by the Obama administration, would get a new infusion of funding in President Donald Trump’s Budget Blueprint. Specifically, the president is requesting that Congress authorize $120 million to restart licensing activities for the project and also initiate a “robust interim storage program.”

Coal plant

Pruitt Reinforces Trump’s Commitment to Coal

Supporting coal mining through elimination of federal rules that hamper growth may be the biggest environmental deregulatory strategy so far advanced by the Trump administration. The President signed his March 28, 2017, Executive Order (EO) (Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth) with a group of coal-company executives and miners behind him and told them they […]

renewable energy

Pennsylvania to Perry: Save the WAP

The heads of Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) have written to Energy Secretary Rick Perry, urging the Trump administration to preserve federal funding for the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) and State Energy Program (SEP).

river / WOTUS

WOTUS Case Will Not Be Delayed by Supreme Court

Without comment or explanation, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a motion from the Department of Justice (DOJ) to hold briefings on litigation affecting the EPA/Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) Clean Water Rule (CWR), which defined the term waters of the United States (WOTUS), in abeyance.

Industrial fire training for refinery or chemical plant fire brigade or fireman

RMP Amendments Stalled by Industry Petition

EPA Will Reconsider Legal Issues After taking over at the EPA, Administrator Scott Pruitt took less than 3 weeks to grant an industry petition to delay implementation of ex-President Barack Obama’s EPA’s final amendments to the Agency’s Risk Management Program (RMP) (January 13, 2017, Federal Register (FR)). Calling themselves the RMP Coalition, the petitioners comprise […]