Tag: Trump Administration

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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 […]

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).

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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.

power plant / GHG

Reviews of GHG Rules Announced in Federal Register

With announcements of three rule reviews in the April 4, 2017, Federal Register (FR), EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has begun to formally implement President Donald Trump’s March 28, 2017, Executive Order (EO), Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth.

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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 […]


What Orders Are in the President’s EO?

What is the major message behind President Trump’s Executive Order (EO), Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth? Does it signal that the Obama administration’s so-called “war on coal is over” (Vice President Mike Pence)? Or does it “call into question America’s credibility and our commitment to tackling the greatest environmental challenge of our lifetime” (Senator […]


President Trump: Clean Power Plan Will Be Reevaluated

President Donald Trump’s bombshell Executive Order (EO) to begin the process of dismantling major actions the Obama administration took to address greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and promote renewable energy is the clearest indication yet that the president views major federal environmental regulations as a direct threat to the nation’s prosperity, energy independence and security, and […]