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White House Releases Workplace Drug Use, Overdose Guidance

On November 9, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) released employer guidance and resources to address problems posed by workplace substance use and overdoses. Substance use in the workplace is widespread, according to the White House employer guidance. In 2021, 26.9 million Americans aged 18 or older with a substance use […]

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What’s a Major Rule? White House OMB Seeks to Clarify

The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), which is part of the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB), recently issued a memo clarifying how it determines if a proposed federal rule is a major rule and the level of cooperation the OIRA expects from federal agencies to assist in that determination. The […]

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Much of White House Infrastructure Request Centers on Environmental Changes

Reforming environmental laws, rules, and policies occupies about a half of President Donald Trump’s Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America. Since moving into the White House, the administration has taken up the call to simplify and speed up the process of conducting environmental reviews of federal actions, including major infrastructure projects, as required under […]

Is There Now a ‘War on Gas’?

In a September 15, 2016, hearing of the House Environment Subcommittee, Jim Bridenstine (R-OK), the subcommittee chair, modified for a new purpose the “war on coal” tagline supporters of the mining and energy industries have used to characterize the Obama administration’s coal-related environmental regulations. According to Bridenstine, the administration is now also engaging in a […]


Climate Change Now a Big Part of NEPA Reviews

A little more than 3 years after President Obama introduced his national action climate plan in a speech at Georgetown University, the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has released final guidance on how federal departments and agencies should consider greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the effects of climate change in reviews conducted under […]

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 […]

House Passes Joint Resolution to Block CPP

The U.S. House welcomed President Obama’s return from the Paris climate change conference by passing a joint resolution to block the EPA from implementing its Clean Power Plan (CPP) to regulate carbon emissions from existing power plants.

New Mentoring Projects Developing Tomorrow’s STEM Professionals Today

January is National Mentoring Month (www.nationalmentoringmonth.org), so each Friday this month, we have explored different aspects of mentoring and how this form of training can benefit your organization. Today’s Advisor reports on exciting new youth development mentoring projects in STEM subjects.

Costs and Benefits of EPA’s Proposed Ozone Standards

Costs and Benefits of EPA’s Proposed Ozone Standards Since the Clean Air Act was passed in 1970, the EPA claims harmful air pollution has been reduced “by about 70% while the U.S. economy has more than tripled,” with ground-level ozone dropping about 33% since 1980. Overall, 90% of the areas in the United States that […]