Tag: Trump Administration

DOL Nominee Hearings Postponed

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.

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Four Tips for Gathering Your Tier II Chemical Information

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 […]

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30 Rules Delayed by the EPA

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.

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Supreme Court to Hear WOTUS Jurisdiction Case

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.

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President Issues Orders to Enable Ease of Keystone, Dakota, and Future Pipeline Approvals

On Tuesday, January 24, 2017, President Trump issued three presidential memorandums and one Executive Order (EO) that collectively may change the federal approach to permitting and constructing energy pipelines and other infrastructure projects in the United States. Two memorandums overrule decisions by the Obama administration not to permit construction of the U.S. portion of TransCanada’s […]

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Trump Administration Freezes Rulemaking

In a memo to the heads of executive branch departments and agencies (the memo can be found here), Reince Priebus, President Trump’s chief of staff, ordered a freeze on all pending regulatory actions except those addressing “emergency situations or other urgent circumstances relating to health, safety, or national security.”

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Energy Plan Released by Trump Administration

The Trump administration has unveiled its new energy plan. Following in Trump’s inauguration theme, “America First,” the plan sets forth the administration’s new commitment to home-grown energy independence to assist job growth for American workers. The plan discusses the elimination of policies such as the Climate Action Plan and the Waters of the United States […]

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Scott Pruitt’s EPA Hearing: Part 2

E. Scott Pruitt, Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the EPA, began the afternoon session of his hearing before the Senate and Environment and Public Works Committee by noting three additional legal actions he has initiated against oil companies in Oklahoma.

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Pruitt: EPA Will Be Ruled by Law

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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