Last Friday, the House voted 221 to 191 to nullify the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) final rule (November 18, 2016, FR) to limit venting, flaring, and leaking from oil and gas (O&G) operations on public land. The House exercised its authority under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to kill this major Obama-administration environmental regulation […]
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On January 30, President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order (EO) intended to make good on his promise to cut government regulations. What’s the potential impact on OSHA? Keep reading to find out.
On Thursday, the Senate voted 54 to 45 to pass House Joint Resolution (J.R.) 38, disapproving the Stream Protection Rule (SPR), a major regulation 6 years in the making and issued by the Obama administration to protect streams from impacts from both surface and underground coal mining. The Senate vote followed passage, by 1 day, […]
Senate Democrats are likely to fiercely resist confirming Neil Gorsuch to replace the late Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court. On January 31, 2017, President Trump broke the national suspense by nominating Gorsuch to occupy the vacant seat. But Democratic resistance may be more a consequence of Republican refusal over almost a year to […]
As the Trump administration works to dismantle and reduce regulation, OSHA has moved forward with a significant new initiative. Get important details here.
On Monday, January 30, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs. The EO is aimed at cutting regulations and fees to assist small and large businesses. In each agency, for every one regulation that is issued, the agency must identify two regulations to be repealed.
Confirmation hearings for Andrew Puzder, President Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Labor, have been postponed for the third time, according to the Washington Post. Hearings are now scheduled for February 7.
Yesterday we provided some general tips to consider when determining whether you are required to submit a hazardous chemical inventory (Tier II) report under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know (EPCRA) regulations. Today we’ll help out with some tips for gathering the chemical inventory information. Then tomorrow we […]
In accordance with a January 20, 2017, directive from the White House, the EPA has released a final rule temporarily delaying the effective dates of the 30 environmental regulations.
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments in a case that will determine whether challenges to the EPA/Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) Clean Water Rule (CWR), which defines waters of the United States (WOTUS), should be heard in U.S. district courts or U.S. appeals courts.