Tag: Trump Administration

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MATS Arguments Delayed by D.C. Circuit

In a one-page order, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit granted an EPA request to delay oral arguments over the legality of EPA’s Supplemental Finding that It Is Appropriate and Necessary to Regulate Hazardous Air Pollutants from Coal—and Oil-fired Electric Utility Steam Generating Units (April 25, 2016, Federal Register (FR)). The oral […]


Case on CPP Rule Now in Abeyance

Environmental groups, states, health institutions, and even some power companies that support the federal Clean Power Plan (CPP) are discovering how difficult it is to keep the rule alive when the very agency that wrote it is committed to wiping it off the books.


Clean Water Rule Debated in the Senate

Should the U.S. Supreme Court decide that challenges against EPA’s Clean Water Rule (CWR or waters of the United States (WOTUS)) be heard in the U.S. District Courts and not the U.S. Appeals Courts, the nationwide stay of the CWR issued by the 6th Circuit will be lifted, and the CWR will take effect.

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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.”

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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 […]

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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).

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Safety Groups Fight for OSH Funding

Leading safety organizations are appealing to members of Congress to preserve federal funding for OSHA and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Read on to find out why concern is high.

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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.