Pruitt Meets EPA Employees; Says He Will Withdraw Clean Power Plan, WOTUS Rule

In one of his first actions as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt told a roomful of agency employees that while he rues the current “toxic” political climate, he wants EPA to follow a definitive regulatory process and the rule of law, thereby avoiding costly legal battles. He added that EPA's counterparts in state government need to see the federal agency as "partners...not adversaries." Read More

California Coal Ban Possible Target For Trump Lawyers

While most analysts think it is a long shot, President Trump's vocal promises to revive the U.S. coal industry could cause his administration to take a shot at reversing coal bans in California and several other western states under the theory that they violate the interstate commerce clause of the U.S. Constitution. Read More