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President-elect Trump on Environment and Energy

Donald Trump’s dominant victory in the presidential election in conjunction with continued Republican majorities in both houses of Congress is expected to have several levels of impact on U.S. environmental and energy policies. All impacts described are based on statements President-elect Trump has made during the months leading up to the election. Bear in mind […]

Democratic Platform: Environment and Energy Policies

Conspicuous by its absence in the 2016 Democratic platform (platform) is any mention of EPA’s Clean Water Rule (CWR). Currently being challenged in federal courts, the Agency and Army Corps of Engineers’ definition of waters of the United States (WOTUS) has thoroughly alienated the nation’s farmers, and apparently the Democratic National Committee does not view […]

Environment and Energy in the Republican Platform

Party platforms tend to attract much attention when they are released in advance of national conventions and then diminish in value and sometimes drop out of the picture entirely as the candidates for the White House and other offices express their personal visions of how government should be operated. The writing of platforms is conducted […]