The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is moving forward with plans to rescind or modify rules published during the waning days of the Obama administration and which have yet to take effect that are designed to prevent accidents and explosions at refineries and other industrial facilities.
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Just six weeks after a federal judge in California ruled that parts of an Obama-era rule governing associated natural gas flaring and venting on public and tribal lands should take effect, a federal judge in Wyoming on Wednesday reversed course and issued a stay, giving the Trump administration more time to revise or rescind the rule.
Contrary to suggestions by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Clean Power Plan (CPP) does not interfere with the authority of FERC or threaten the affordability and reliability of the nation’s electricity supply, according to a trio of former Commissioners.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said it anticipated that the U.S. Supreme Court would ultimately rule that the nation’s district courts should decide lawsuits filed against an Obama-era rule over which waterbodies deserve protection under the Clean Water Act.
The Trump administration formally rescinded an Obama-era rule governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on public and tribal lands on Thursday, bringing an end to nearly three years of legal wrangling that pitted four states, an Indian tribe, environmentalists and energy industry groups against each other.
Following through on plans it announced in October, the Trump administration announced that it has temporarily suspended or delayed parts of an Obama-era rule governing associated natural gas flaring and venting on public and tribal lands until January 2019.
Sides were predictably drawn in the early debate over Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt’s announcement that the Trump administration will issue a proposed rule to end the controversial Clean Power Plan (CPP), but what practical impact the move will have is less clear.
Former Secretary of State James A. Baker III reiterated his plea last week for Democrats and Republicans to come together to fight climate change.
House lawmakers passed a $1.2 trillion package of appropriations bills for the next fiscal year on Thursday, but not before Republicans successfully added four amendments targeting Obama-era rules, including those governing methane emissions and the “social cost of carbon.”
House lawmakers last week postponed debate over an appropriations bill to fund the Department of Interior (DOI) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the next fiscal year, but not until after Republican lawmakers successfully tacked on a pair of amendments targeting two controversial Obama-era rules.