Laws & Regulations

EPA Warns USPS To Halt $11.3 Billion Gas Truck Contract, Cites Climate

"The Environmental Protection Agency warns Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to halt his plan to replace the aging delivery fleet with thousands of gas-powered vehicles."

"The Biden administration launched a last-minute push Wednesday to derail the U.S. Postal Service’s plan to spend billions of dollars on a new fleet of gasoline-powered delivery trucks, citing the damage the polluting vehicles could inflict on the climate and Americans’ health.

Source: Washington Post, 02/03/2022

"Climate Change A Rising Fed Concern As Nominees Face Hearing"

"How far the Federal Reserve can go to compel banks to consider the consequences of climate change in their lending policies could take center stage at a Senate hearing Thursday on the nominations of Sarah Bloom Raskin and two economists to the Fed’s influential Board of Governors."

Source: AP, 02/02/2022

"Va. Senate Panel Snubs Trump EPA Chief for Youngkin’s Cabinet"

"A state Senate committee on Tuesday rejected former Trump administration official Andrew Wheeler for Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s Cabinet — a rare snub that is not likely to end the Republican governor’s efforts to install Wheeler as secretary of natural and historic resources."

Source: Washington Post, 02/02/2022

"Manchin, Key Dem, Says Build Back Better Bill Is ‘Dead’"

"Sen. Joe Manchin declared Tuesday that President Joe Biden’s vast social and environment bill is “dead,” using his strongest language to date to underscore that any revival of Democrats’ top domestic priorities would have to arise from negotiations that are now moribund."

Source: AP, 02/02/2022

"Biden Begins Crackdown On Power Plant Pollution"

"Biden administration officials are kicking off a crackdown on power plant pollution, aiming to shift the nation’s electricity supply to cleaner energy in the face of congressional resistance and a Supreme Court that could limit the federal government’s ability to tighten public health standards."

Source: Washington Post, 02/01/2022


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