WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate is expected to approve President Donald Trump's pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday over the objections of Democrats and green groups worried he will gut the agency, as the administration readies executive orders to ease regulation on drillers and miners. (Reuters Politics) More
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Posted on 15 December 2017 | 1:12 am | Google News
The Energy 202: This EPA nominee may be the first Trump appointee to be defeated by Congress
This month, the Senate approved Wehrum to be the EPA's assistant administrator of air and radiation, tasked with crafting a replacement for the Obama administration's rule on curbing carbon dioxide from the nation's power plants. The Senate was narrow ...
Posted on 17 November 2017 | 9:30 am | Google News
Trump's EPA Chemical Safety Nominee May Be Too Toxic Even for Republicans
The state is home to Camp Lejeune, the military base where TCE and other carcinogenic chemicals seeped into drinking water, leading to a cluster of cancer cases. As retired Marine Jerry Ensminger pointed out in the Raleigh News and Observer, Dourson's ...
Posted on 13 November 2017 | 1:35 pm | Google News
Overnight Regulation: Trump to sign repeal of consumer arbitration rule | EPA blocks scientists with grants from ...
THE BIG STORY: President Trump will sign a resolution Wednesday repealing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rule on forced arbitration, a White House aide told The Hill on Tuesday. Trump has been widely expected to sign the resolution repealing ...
Posted on 31 October 2017 | 6:16 pm | Google News
House adopts Senate budget, takes step toward tax reform
House Republicans on Thursday narrowly adopted the Senate's version of the 2018 budget resolution, overcoming a key hurdle for the party's tax-reform plan. The budget will allow Republicans to pass a tax overhaul that adds up to $1.5 trillion to the ...
The Daily 202: The corrosion of support for First Amendment principles started before Trump. He's supercharged it.
Posted on 26 October 2017 | 10:08 am | Google News
Perry targets agency's NEPA, efficiency regs
The document, which was submitted to the White House and does not mention climate change, is the first sign of the agency's response to a high-profile executive order the White House issued earlier this year to scrap red tape and promote "energy ...
Posted on 25 October 2017 | 2:32 pm | Google News
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