"The Trump administration wants to make major changes to permitting under the National Environmental Policy Act as part of its infrastructure plan, according to a draft White House document obtained by The Washington Post."
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- Source: Greenwire, 01/30/2018
"U.S. EPA's internal watchdog has put the White House on notice that its lean budgets could hinder its efforts to root out waste and fraud."Source: Greenwire, 01/30/2018
"Kathleen Hartnett White, the former Texas regulator who has extolled the social benefits of carbon dioxide and asserted that coal helped end slavery, faces a difficult road to Senate confirmation as top White House environmental adviser, according to lobbyists and Capitol Hill sources."Source: InsideClimate News, 01/30/2018
"The start of the new year has been rocky for Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke. He’s on the hot seat for exempting Florida from the Trump administration’s expanded oil and gas offshore drilling proposal without bothering to notify his boss, and for what appears to be a failure to disclose an investment in a Montana gun company, a possible conflict of interest."Source: Washington Post, 01/30/2018
"Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has rejected a permit to build the nation’s largest oil-by-rail terminal in Vancouver."Source: Oregon Public Broadcasting, 01/30/2018
"Gov. Phil Murphy yesterday signed an executive order to have the state rejoin the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a step signaling the state is shifting to a much more aggressive stance on fighting climate change."Source: NJ Spotlight, 01/30/2018
"The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says it will decide in about 90 days on a request to pump 7 million gallons a day from Lake Michigan as part of a proposed Foxconn manufacturing complex state leaders have pushed as a major job creator."Source: Madison State Journal, 01/30/2018
"The German government on Monday dismissed as unjustifiable any auto emissions testing on monkeys or people."Source: Reuters, 01/30/2018
"President Trump has nominated a former astronaut to head a science agency after more than a year in office — even as his administration has touted the agency as key to helping make the United States a dominant force in exporting fuel and minerals globally."Source: Washington Post, 01/30/2018
"Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced late Friday that he will not scrap the agency’s 2014 determination that a large-scale mining operation could irreparably harm Alaska’s Bristol Bay watershed."Source: Washington Post, 01/29/2018
"President Donald Trump’s description of the climate on planet Earth doesn’t quite match what data show and scientists say."Source: AP, 01/29/2018
"As Trump rolls back federal climate policies, states are taking up the challenge to control greenhouse gas emissions themselves."Source: InsideClimate News, 01/29/2018
"U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt will be back on Capitol Hill this week."Source: E&E Daily, 01/29/2018
"Emission factors used to paint a broad picture of air quality often underestimate pollution, evidence shows".Source: Center for Public Integrity, 01/29/2018
"The old-growth timber industry's fight for survival in Alaska may be complicating congressional efforts to reach a long-term solution to costly wildfires."Source: E&E Daily, 01/29/2018