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Trump’s EPA Moves To Repeal Obama’s ‘De Facto Ban’ On New Coal Plants

EPA will undo an Obama-era mandate that new coal plants install costly technology to capture emissions. The Obama administration imposed the mandate in 2015, which opponents called a “de facto” coal plant ban. “Consistent with President Trump’s executive order promoting energy independence,” EPA chief Andrew Wheeler said. The Trump administration proposed rolling back Obama-era regulation that opponents called a de ...

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‘Make Cars Great Again’: Trump Is Rolling Back Obama’s Vehicle Emissions Standards

  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 administration last updated CAFE standards in ...

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Pruitt Has Been Gone For Less Than A Day And His Replacement Is Already Getting Attacked

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 for the interim. Trump announced the ...

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Emails Suggest EPA Officials Colluded With Lobbyists To Thwart Trump’s Agenda

  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 Steve Milloy told The Daily Caller ...

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Nearly A Dozen More States Win An Injunction Against Obama’s WOTUS Rule

  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. District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood ...

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Pruitt Is Overhauling EPA ‘Cost-Benefit’ Analysis That Obama Used To Justify Costly Regs

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  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 held up former-President Barack Obama’s administration ...

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Anti-Trump AG Tried To Shut Down EPA’s Transparency Plan Hours Before Resigning In Disgrace

  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 Monday afternoon. That was before four ...

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Presidential Memorandum for the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

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President Donald Trump authored an executive memo Thursday on Promoting Domestic Manufacturing and Job Creation– Policies and Procedures Relating to implementation of Air Quality Standards. From the office of the press secretary: Under the Clean Air Act (CAA), Public Law 88-206, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) establishes National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for certain common air pollutants, often referred to ...

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Watch: Press Briefing with Sean Spicer and EPA Admin Scott Pruitt 6-2-17

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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer will brief the media on events and issues of the day. The secretary will be joined by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to share insights into the Paris Accord exit and other actions being undertaken by his agency. Items likely to be discussed: Trump administration request of SCOTUS to allow travel restrictions to go into ...

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House Questions Use of Secret Email Accounts by Obama Administration

Yesterday, the House of Representatives Science, Space and Technology Committee released a statement in which they announced their investigation into EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson’s use of an email alias and questionable tactics by other Administration departments to prevent disclosure under Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. Recent reports claimed that EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson used an alias email address under ...

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Obama to implement economy-crushing coal regulations after election

WASHINGTON, NOV. 5, 2012 – On September 22, 2011, Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, held a hearing with one witness, the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Lisa P. Jackson, on regulatory reform. At the hearing Stearns predicted that President Obama would not push through controversial ...

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