E. Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma’s attorney general (AG) and Donald Trump’s choice to head the EPA, says he believes that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from human activity are a factor in climate change and that the Agency has an important role to play in regulating those emissions. Pruitt also said he respects EPA’s CO2 endangerment finding, […]
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Yesterday we discussed a case where a company faced nearly $4.9 million in fines for alleged violations of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rules for protecting workers from exposure to restricted use pesticides (RUPs). Today we will review amendments to the regulations for RUP applications that could affect over 1 million RUP applicators nationwide.
The Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has released a scoping report that is the first step in a process that will produce a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) in 2019 on the management of coal leasing on public land, says the BLM. The intent of the report is to present […]
The new Trump administration taking over this year will likely affect the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) rulemaking and enforcement in the coming years. We know that Trump campaigned on creating jobs and reducing the regulatory burden on business—but we don’t know how this will impact workplace safety and health regulations.
OSHA’s fall 2016 regulatory agenda, released in late December, enumerated more than 2 dozen planned actions for the agency over the next few months. But with a Trump administration taking the reins on January 20, it remains to be seen how OSHA’s priorities will evolve under new direction.
On December 22, 2016, The American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (AFBF/NASDA) petitioned the EPA to delay by 1 year the January 1, 2017, compliance date for the Agency’s revised standards to improve protections for farm workers who apply or otherwise handle or are exposed to pesticides (Worker […]
The attorneys general (AGs) of 14 states, joined by officials in five local governments have written to Donald Trump, asking the president-elect to continue the federal defense of EPA’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) and not comply with requests from other states to abandon the rule on the first day of the new administration. At the […]
Although President-elect Trump has called for reinvestment in fossil fuel industries, there are those, such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator, who claim that the “train to a global clean energy future has already left the station.” What is the status of renewable energy employment in the United States? What are some promising […]
Americans are getting an indication of President-elect Trump’s plans and priorities in some areas. But so far OSHA, and labor issues for that matter, haven’t been the subject of his tweets and other statements. An attorney who specializes in job safety offers insight on what may be in store for the next four years.
President-elect Donald Trump announced that he plans to nominate Andrew Puzder to serve as Secretary of Labor in Trump’s administration. If confirmed, he would oversee the Department of Labor and its many agencies, which include OSHA, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), and many others.