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Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Trump Regulatory Rollback Affecting GHG Emissions

Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Trump Regulatory Rollback Affecting GHG Emissions

A federal appeals court struck down a Trump administration rule intended to relax federal oversight of air pollution from coal- and natural gas-fired power plants. The reversal of the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Tuesday, concluded that Environmental Protection Agency officials under…

January 20, 2021
Biden Taps Granholm for Energy Secretary, McCarthy for White House Climate Czar

Biden Taps Granholm for Energy Secretary, McCarthy for White House Climate Czar

President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. reportedly has chosen former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm to lead the Department of Energy and former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy to serve as White House climate czar under the new administration. A two-term governor, Granholm served from 2003-2011. During her tenure, she signed into law bipartisan clean…

December 16, 2020
States Take Fight Over EPA Methane Rule Rollback to Federal Court

States Take Fight Over EPA Methane Rule Rollback to Federal Court

A coalition of state and city governments spearheaded by California’s attorney general (AG) has asked a federal court to review the Trump administration’s recent effort to roll back restrictions on methane emissions from oil and gas development. The details of the rollback, which would see the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ease Obama-era emissions standards set…

September 15, 2020
Final Rule on CWA Quality Certification Written to Fast Track Natural Gas, Oil Infrastructure, Says EPA

Final Rule on CWA Quality Certification Written to Fast Track Natural Gas, Oil Infrastructure, Says EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final rule on Section 401 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) that it said would increase the transparency and efficiency of the Section 401 certification process and to promote the timely review of infrastructure projects.

June 3, 2020

State AGs Oppose EPA Proposal to Nix Obama-Era Oil, NatGas Methane Emission Rules

A coalition of attorneys general (AG) from across the country filed comments Friday opposing a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposal to loosen Obama-era methane emission standards for the oil and gas industry.

November 25, 2019

Appeals Court Upholds Obama-Era Ozone Standard

A three-judge panel had upheld changes to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) first proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) four years ago.

August 23, 2019

EPA Exemption for Oil, Gas Wastes to Remain in Hazardous Waste Law

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said it will continue to exempt wastes from oil and natural gas operations from the law governing hazardous wastes after concluding that state programs to manage them were sufficient and spills were rare.

April 25, 2019

People — New EPA Chief

The U.S. Senate voted 52-47 Thursday along mostly party lines to confirm Andrew Wheeler as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Sen. Susan Collins of Maine was the only Republican to oppose the nomination. Wheeler, a former lobbyist for the coal industry, previously served as EPA’s deputy, then interim, administrator.

February 28, 2019

Trump Plans to Nominate Wheeler as EPA Administrator

President Trump said he wants Andrew Wheeler, who currently serves as acting administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to become the agency’s official leader, and will send Wheeler’s name to the Senate for confirmation.

November 16, 2018

EPA’s Wheeler Says All 10 Regional Offices to Remain

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to keep all 10 of its regional offices open, as it looks to realign along similar lines to its headquarters in Washington, DC.

September 7, 2018
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