by Michael Bastasch EPA rebutted a recent CNN report claiming the agency was allowing “more pollution.” CNN’s article centers on a technical memo EPA says the news outlet misconstrued. “[W]e have fact-checked seven errors found in the report,” EPA said in a statement. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is pushing back on a CNN
by Chris White President Donald Trump announced Monday a new climate rule curtailing elements of his Democratic predecessor’s environmental regulations targeting carbon emissions from coal power plants. Trump announced a new climate rule — the Affordable Clean Energy, or “ACE,” rule — restricting emission reduction efforts coal companies and states are obligated to
by Tim Pearce The Trump administration is overhauling Obama-era vehicle emissions standards to encourage automakers to offer more affordable new car options for Americans. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) released a notice of proposed rulemaking Thursday outlining eight options for overhauling DOT’s Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards. The Obama
by Tim Pearce Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) acting administrator Andrew Wheeler has not finished a day as head of the agency before getting attacked for his stance on climate change and history as a coal lobbyist. Former EPA head Scott Pruitt resigned Thursday and President Donald Trump installed Wheeler as the EPA’s acting administrator
by Michael Bastasch An attorney and junk science blogger uncovered emails suggesting lobbyists and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials coordinated on an effort to preserve regulations on used truck engine manufacturers. “The purpose, of course, was to embarrass and intimidate the Trump EPA into aborting the rollback of the Obama EPA rule,” JunkScience.com publisher
by Tim Pearce A federal judge granted a preliminary injunction to 11 more states against former President Barack Obama’s Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule Friday, Politico reported. A federal judge in North Dakota exempted 13 other states from the rule in 2015 after the rule was finalized. Friday’s wave of injunctions, issued by U.S.
by Tim Pearce Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt is overhauling the way his department calculates the costs and benefits of new regulations, the EPA announced Thursday. The EPA issued an advance notice that it will be collecting input from the public on how to restructure the cost-benefit analysis process within the agency. Pruitt
by Chris White New York AG Eric Schneiderman promised to bring down EPA’s transparency plan hours before a slew of domestic abuse charges brought down the climate crusading lawman. Schneiderman, a Democrat and fierce opponent of President Donald Trump’s climate agenda, planned on targeting EPA’s transparency in science plan, the former AG said