Tag: Trump Administration

Michigan Rep Seeks to Save Vehicle Program Funding

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 […]

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What’s the Real Story with Coal, Regulations, and Energy?

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, […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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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